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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2013, 10:25:44 PM »
Off topic a bit (sorry, don't mean to hijack the topic), but have a question about the CamRanger and now Weye Feye justification (for me anyways). Will hooking one up to an iPad (much larger and better iq) make focusing in live view significantly easier and more accurate?

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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2013, 06:05:38 AM »
Off topic a bit (sorry, don't mean to hijack the topic), but have a question about the CamRanger and now Weye Feye justification (for me anyways). Will hooking one up to an iPad (much larger and better iq) make focusing in live view significantly easier and more accurate?

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Scott
I found hooking my CamRanger to an iPad gave me easier time of touching the correct buttons on the screen and obviously bigger image to live view image to look at (due to the large screen size) other than that, there isn't a big difference in the way it works on a iPad 3, iPad Mini or Galaxy Mega screen ... I also used it on my iPhone 4S but found the controls to be a little too small for my liking.
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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2013, 04:11:00 AM »
Thanks Rienz

I've been thinking of the CamRanger for a while for a while too.  I haven't shot tethered using Canon EOS Utility either.  I did play with the latter tonight, and to my eye, it looks very similar to both products, only in a wired form.  Would that be a fair characterization?

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Off topic a bit (sorry, don't mean to hijack the topic), but have a question about the CamRanger and now Weye Feye justification (for me anyways). Will hooking one up to an iPad (much larger and better iq) make focusing in live view significantly easier and more accurate?

Thanks.

Scott
I found hooking my CamRanger to an iPad gave me easier time of touching the correct buttons on the screen and obviously bigger image to live view image to look at (due to the large screen size) other than that, there isn't a big difference in the way it works on a iPad 3, iPad Mini or Galaxy Mega screen ... I also used it on my iPhone 4S but found the controls to be a little too small for my liking.
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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 12:58:14 AM »
Looking at the web page for the Weye Feye wireless remote (both the video and the manual) it appears to be missing some capability’s that the CanRanger has.

HDR / Advanced Bracketing, Focus Stacking, and Intervalometer.

I tried. It has these stacking features. It's in the advanced menu which is hidden on the left side. When you slide from left to right there's a menu. Also, they are releasing file tethering feature. The alpha users are already trying it. You may got the amazing file tethering feature for studios. You can shoot in the normal way you do(using view finder instead of remote live view ), and get photos tethered to Mac/PC.

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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 01:00:28 AM »
If I set up the camera in a blind or in front of an aquarium with skittish fish, I want to get the shot.
In that case CamRanger will work perfectly for your needs ... it never failed to a shot, even when I'm triggering it out of sight from a different room. As mentioned earlier, I've never used Weye Feye, so can't speak for it.
So the "click the screen shutter button" to actual camera taking the pic delay is very low then?
That is correct

You can do file tethering to avoid it. Get it setup with a PC, and you can shoot as you always do, the pictures will be on your computer. Well, remote control and live view may just provide another way of shooting when you don't worry about the tiny latency-200ms.

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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 02:59:50 AM »
Has anyone used a Weye Feye wireless remote (www.weye-Feye.com)?  Or even better has experience with both Weye Feye and CamRanger?
Just Googled with the search term Weye Feye vs CamRanger and there's plenty to read on the subject.
I like the look and functionality of either of them and will end up with one or the other shortly. Nice stuff!

Also:
http://petapixel.com/2013/08/30/shooting-actors-60-feet-broadway-stage-camranger/
http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/05/19/review-camranger-wireless-tether/
http://www.photographyblog.com/news/weye_feye/

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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 06:59:47 AM »
I use the CamRanger ... but this is the first time I ever heard of Weye Feye, a very strange name for a product like this ... the name "Weye Feye" sounds kinky.
Anyway CamRanger works perfectly on 4 cameras I've used so far 5D MK III, 7D, 60D & D7100 (on iPad 3, iPad Mini, iPhone 4S & Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3) and it works perfectly, never had an issue of lost connection ... it is slim and easy to fit into a pocket ... I've never really "tested" its max range, but I generally use it within 10-30 feet from my camera ... there is slight video lag but nothing that will get in the way of normal video footage (provided you don't expect to capture fast action). The "Weye Feye" looks interesting, seems like the orange casing around it is some kinda rubber protection ... but kind a fat though.
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Re: Weye Feye or CamRanger?
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 06:59:47 AM »