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ikan USB Control Grip

B&H # IKCTLUSB01 Mfr # CTL-USB01
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Product Highlights
  • Camera and Lens Control for Canon DSLRs
  • Remote Control Video Record Start/Stop
  • Focus, Iris and Live View Control
  • Top and Bottom 1/4"-20 Threaded Sockets
  • Runs on Two AA Batteries

The ikan USB Control Grip enables remote control for Canon EOS DSLRs and EF lenses. In addition to video record start/stop, the grip's remote functions include focus, iris and live view controls. The control grip interfaces with the camera via USB and is compatible with most Canon DSLRs, including the 5D Mark II and the 5D Mark III. The 1/4"-20 threaded sockets on the top and bottom makes it easy to integrate the grip with a camera support rig. The grip is powered by two AA batteries.

Note: Not compatible with the 7D.

Record Start/Stop
A button on the side of the grip activates video record start/stop. Press the button once to start recording. Hold the button for half a second longer to stop recording.
Focus and Iris Control
When used with a compatible, auto focus lens the control grip can adjust focus – near and far – in three steps: fast, slow and normal speed. Alternately, when used with an auto iris lens, the control grip can open and close the lens aperture.
Live View Control
In addition to turning Live View mode on and off, the control grip can also zoom the display.
Top and Bottom 1/4"-20 Threaded Sockets
The 1/4"-20 threaded sockets on the top and bottom of this device are designed for ease of mounting. Although, ikan cautions that they are not intended to support a weighty camera rig.
Automatic Shutdown
To conserve power, the USB Control Grip will automatically shut down after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Indicator Lights
Three LED lights on the face of the control unit indicate how many steps focus will be advanced when the "Near" or "Far" buttons are pressed. Two additional LEDs indicate whether the device is in "Focus" or "Aperture" mode.
Compatibility 1D X, 1D Mk IV, 1D Mk III, 5D Mk III, 5D Mk II, 6D, 60D, 50D, 40D, Rebel T4i, 650D, Rebel T3i, 550D, Rebel T1i, 500D, Rebel XSi, 450D, Rebel T3, 1100D, Rebel XS, 1000D, M. Not all features work with all models or with cameras that have non-factory firmware installed.

Note: Not compatible with the 7D.
Dimensions 6.25 x 1.5 x 1.5" (158.8 x 38.1 x 38.1 mm)
Weight 8 oz (226.8 g)
ikan USB Control Grip
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    1.0

    On the Right Track But...

    By Bvalice

    from Vancouver, British Columbia

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality
      • Poor Design
      • Poor Quality
      • Unprofessional

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        Comments about ikan USB Control Grip:

        I was excited to get the Ikan USB Control Grip BUT, it's built like a cheap plastic gismo. I put it on my shoulder rig and was hugely disappointed to realize it won't last a day on the run with me – built to fail. Not only that the record button is positioned right under the palm of my hand, that is on the outside of the handle, nowhere near where the thumb naturally rest. That's just crazy! Also if this does get a redesign and modification, which I believe it deserves, the record button needs to be tactile and at least the size of a small finger print not the current nail clipping size it is not to mention placement consideration. My motto is, buy it once buy it for life! Ikan needs to build this product with that in mind. I'd rather pay triple than have an important piece of equipment fail, repeatedly. The Ikan USB Control Grip is on the right track but desperately needs to return to the drawing board.

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