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First of all, the small caveat: Unfortunately, the device presented here only works with Nikon or Canon DSLR cameras. Those who prefer to take photos with their Hasselblad can click away now. But it works very well with bestselling models like Canon 600D, 700D, 1100D ,, 5D Mark II and Mark II, Nikon D3100, D5100, D7100 and others. A complete list of the CamRanger Supported camera models can be found at the bottom of the post.
That was my first question, too, but it was answered quite quickly after I asked myself that I watched the product video. The CamRanger is basically a kind of remote shutter release and WLAN switch between DSLR and iPad. Instead of the iPad, you can also use the iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac or Android devices. The transmission of the data works completely wirelessly, but you have to plug the CamRanger yourself into the camera and then attach it with a hot shoe adapter above the camera so that you don't have to dangle it in front of the lens all the time.
The extreme advantage that the CamRanger offers over a normal remote release is the fact that you have a giant viewfinder and a number of controls for the camera on the iPad or on the device with which you use the CamRanger. Many users use the CamRanger to view photos on the iPad immediately after printing, because there you can even look at the RAWs with 100% zoom and check whether the result is good.
However, you can just as easily display the search image on the iPad and use the GUI on the iPad to set the focus, exposure time, exposure program, aperture and much more. After the last update there is even a live view Depth of field possible - a great feature if you want to check the photo carefully before printing.
But you have many more options with the CamRanger to simplify your daily work. For example, you can use it to take timelapse recordings, you can record time-controlled and even perform automated HDR recordings. The individual images are carried out by the CamRanger with predefined aperture steps and postprocessing is carried out later in programs such as Photoshop.
As I could read in other blogs, there are numerous possible uses that this remote control enables. For example, it can be used in animal photography, as the camera can be operated remotely without being in the immediate vicinity. The camranger can also be used for architectural photography with panoramic shots using a tripod. Some also use it for macro photography, as you can adjust and release the camera without much contortion. A particularly good example that I have read is also the use by the police, who use it in connection with a high tripod to document accidents - how else should you look through a viewfinder when the camera is 10 meters above you High tripod is attached. :)
There are some blogs that have pre-buttoned the CamRanger as a test object. I don't want to chew on everything that is in it, that's why I have put together a small further list of articles that might help to find weaknesses and advantages of the CamRanger from experience reports.
If you want to buy the CamRanger, you should see if you don't order something at the same time, because there are a few accessories that make sense.
Not to forget! The CamRanger itself:
The models in this list are all also listed on the CamRanger website. It should be noted that some older Nikon models are also supported, but the possibility of viewing images on the LCD is switched off. There are also a few other features that may or may not be supported depending on the camera model. You can find more details here .
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|Canon DSLRs||Nikon DSLRs|
|Canon XSi/450D||Nikon D5000|
|Canon T1i / 500D||Nikon D5100|
|Canon T2i / 550D||Nikon D5200|
|Canon T3i / 600D||Nikon D90|
|Canon T4i / 650D||Nikon D7000|
|Canon 40D||Nikon D7100|
|Canon 50D||Nikon D300|
|Canon 60D||Nikon D300S|
|Canon 7D||Nikon D700|
|Canon 6D||Nikon D600|
|Canon 5DII||Nikon D800 / D800E|
|Canon 5D III||Nikon D3|
|Canon 1Ds III||Nikon D3s|
|Canon 1D IV||Nikon D3x|
|Canon 1Dx||Nikon D4|
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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