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Manfrotto SYMPLA Deluxe Remote Control for Canon DSLRs

B&H # MAMVR911EJCN Mfr # MVR911EJCN
Reg. Price: $699.99
Instant Savings: -$200.99
Limited supply at this price
You Pay: $499.00
Product Highlights
  • Remotely Controls Camera Functions
  • Wires into Camera Firmware
  • Over Dozen Camera Controls
  • LCD Screen Indicators
  • Allows Easy Lens Swaps
  • Jolt-Free Focusing
  • Control from Close or from Distance
  • Can Be Used as SYMPLA Hand Grip

The Manfrotto SYMPLA Deluxe Remote Control for Canon DSLRs wires by USB cable right into the firmware of a Canon DSLR and allows over a dozen camera controls including control of aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and focus direction. It also features an LCD screen that indicates information such as aperture and color temperature. (Please click on "Specifications" tab for full lists of controls / indicators.)

The advantages of using the Remote include easy lens swaps (since no follow-focus is attached to the lens), jolt-free focusing, and control from a distance. Distance can be extended more and more by simply extending the cable between the camera and the Remote. The Remote in such case would be used hand-held or in various alternative configurations like attached to video head pan bars.

The Remote can also be used as one of the hand grips of a SYMPLA rig, meaning that one person can hold and control the rig all alone.

1-Person Operation
  • Wires by USB cable right into the firmware of a Canon DSLR
  • Allows over a dozen camera controls, including control of aperture
  • Allows easy lens swaps, smooth focusing, and control from a distance
  • Can be used as a hand-grip / one person can both hold and control the rig
Camera Compatibility Designed for Canon DSLR firmware and compatible with Canon's:
EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III
EOS 1D Mark IV
EOS 7D
EOS 60D
EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss x5
EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss x4
EOS 500D / Rebel T1i / Kiss x3
Interface Directly interfaces with camera firmware by USB
Controls 3-step, ultra-precise focus speed
Aperture
Auto Focus control and Auto Focus point selection
Color temperature
Customizable focus direction
Customizable focus speed limit
Exposure level
Fixed or variable focus control modes
Focus memory settings
ISO
Live View control
Live View Digital Zoom control
Photo shutter release
Remote control and camera battery status
Shutter speed
Video recording start / stop
LCD Screen The LCD on the Deluxe Remote relays the following information from the camera:
Aperture
Camera battery check
Camera mode
Camera mode dial
Color temperature
Exposure level
ISO
Remote control battery check
Shutter speed
Video mode
Manfrotto SYMPLA Deluxe Remote Control for Canon DSLRs
  • 2-Year Warranty Against Defects in Workmanship
    (Plus 3 More Years per Product Registration)
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    Manfrotto SYMPLADeluxe Remote Control for Canon DSLRs
     
    3.0

    (based on 1 review)

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    3.0

    A start

    By M. Gijs

    from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    About Me ENG Cameraman, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Control Over Dslr
    • Start Stop In Your Hand

    Cons

    • Complicated Menu
    • One Function At The Time

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films

    Comments about Manfrotto SYMPLA Deluxe Remote Control for Canon DSLRs:

    It sounds like a breakthrough, electronic remote directly controlling your DSLR. And indeed, it does. But it is only a start and needs some upgrades.
    First the pro's: Start/stop button under your thumb is a big advantage.
    Adjusting white balance while shooting even so. Controlling your focus with that same handle needs exercise. Twisting the handle too fast generates noise from the focus engine. But still the big advantage is too be able to operate your controls, without losing your grip.
    The Cons: The menu is complicated. The fist Con, is that you have to enter a menu before you can control anything. So that needs visual attention, which we need elsewhere at that time. Due to tat system it is not possible to use two controls at the same time, or change fast between controls. You have to deal with the menu first. The last CON is the aperture control. I can only activate this in automatic mode in the camera, the same as focus control. But unlike the focus does, the aperture control stays in automatic, so what you're doing is correcting the automatic aperture. I hope that this is my mistake, but I cannot find proper directions in the user manual.

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