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06/01/2009 10:58:27 AM · #1
This looks VERY interesting!
06/01/2009 11:19:45 AM · #2
wow thats pretty awesome!!!
06/01/2009 11:28:41 AM · #3
From the Iphone apps reviews, they are stating that you have to have a server on your Windows or Mac computer and the camera has to be plugged into the computer in order for this to work.

The idea is neat, however I dont know how practical this is.
06/01/2009 11:36:51 AM · #4
Originally posted by JaimeVinas:

...they are stating that you have to have a server on your Windows or Mac computer and the camera has to be plugged into the computer in order for this to work.

The idea is neat, however I dont know how practical this is.

Well, the server software is a free download that's part of this application (and understandably necessary). I can see using something like this for astronomy, wildlife or unusual angles. Set it up next to a birdhouse or salt lick and shoot from inside the house. Run the camera and a long cable up a flagpole and see through the viewfinder from the ground. It seems like there are lots of interesting possibilities.
06/01/2009 12:25:38 PM · #5
Supposed to be an updated to it for Nikons soon, too....
06/01/2009 12:36:57 PM · #6
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by JaimeVinas:

...they are stating that you have to have a server on your Windows or Mac computer and the camera has to be plugged into the computer in order for this to work.

The idea is neat, however I dont know how practical this is.

Well, the server software is a free download that's part of this application (and understandably necessary). I can see using something like this for astronomy, wildlife or unusual angles. Set it up next to a birdhouse or salt lick and shoot from inside the house. Run the camera and a long cable up a flagpole and see through the viewfinder from the ground. It seems like there are lots of interesting possibilities.


Just make sure you disguise it well when you set it to peek into the neighbours' windows.
06/01/2009 02:15:37 PM · #7
yesterday I was trying to work out if I could trigger a pocket wizard in sync with the iPhone camera. API is a bit crappy when it comes to using the hardware though.
06/01/2009 03:30:12 PM · #8
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by JaimeVinas:

...they are stating that you have to have a server on your Windows or Mac computer and the camera has to be plugged into the computer in order for this to work.

The idea is neat, however I dont know how practical this is.

Well, the server software is a free download that's part of this application (and understandably necessary). I can see using something like this for astronomy, wildlife or unusual angles. Set it up next to a birdhouse or salt lick and shoot from inside the house. Run the camera and a long cable up a flagpole and see through the viewfinder from the ground. It seems like there are lots of interesting possibilities.


When I first saw this a few days ago I thought it would remote fire the camera from the iPhone wihtout the camera having to be tethered to a computer. That alone would be pretty cool.

I might give it a try.

What is the max length USB cable can you use to connect the camera? Being tethered really limits the possibilities.
06/01/2009 03:38:08 PM · #9
Originally posted by scarbrd:



What is the max length USB cable can you use to connect the camera? Being tethered really limits the possibilities.


I think the max is 15feet without an inline booster but I thought I saw something that you can go USB->Cat6->USB and get greater distances and still keep up signal strength...

ETA** Here is what I was thinking of

ETAA** Here's another option that maintains USB2.0 and you can add up to 5 cables I believe...

Message edited by author 2009-06-01 15:43:59.
06/13/2009 07:16:39 PM · #10
Has anyone tried this yet? They have a "lite" version & I was thinking about playing around with it.
06/13/2009 09:56:47 PM · #11
This is a local strobist guy who wrote up a blog post about using the remote at a wedding: //www.karlsplace.com/dave/blog/?p=956

Message edited by author 2009-06-13 21:56:59.
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