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CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 211 reviews)

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    (153)

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    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (160)
  • Lightweight (136)
  • Compact (103)
  • Great picture quality (44)
  • Durable (38)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (11)
  • Slow (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (81)
  • Wildlife photos (57)
  • Family photos (42)
  • Travel (36)
  • Weddings (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (64), Semi-pro photographer (46), Photo enthusiast (36), Semi-professional (16), Professional (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (174), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Big Plus for Macro Photography

I've only begun working with this fantastic contribution to macro photography. I tend to work in a OSX /iOS environment, and there are limitations when using an iMac, but no limitations that I've...Read complete review

I've only begun working with this fantastic contribution to macro photography. I tend to work in a OSX /iOS environment, and there are limitations when using an iMac, but no limitations that I've found yet with iPhone 4s. I intend to add an iPad to my collection soon, and that will add yet another option when using the CamRanger.

I use a Canon T3i with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens for a lot of my macro work. It is just a superb lens and versatile enough to accommodate a range of shooting situations. The CamRanger is fully compatible with the T3i and with the 100mm lens. I have several other macro lenses and plan to test each of them, in turn.

Working with the CamRanger is fairly intuitive once you've connected everything correctly and registered the device with the manufacturer. While iPhone 4s has a relatively small screen, it is certainly better than the LCD on the T3i, and it is fine for manipulating camera controls, including aperture, shutter speed, and focus.

I didn't have as much luck working with an iMac and the CamRanger, but believe the problem was distance from Mac to device rather than any performance problem with the CamRanger.

In a nutshell, I am thrilled with the performance of the CamRanger. It is the perfect addition for the type of photography I do.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Impressive but Lacks Durability

The concept behind this device is awesome. It functions extremely well. The app works great. It does everything it promises to do. You're going to be impressed by that. My shoots are...Read complete review

The concept behind this device is awesome. It functions extremely well. The app works great. It does everything it promises to do. You're going to be impressed by that. My shoots are running much more smoothly now that my customer can see exactly what I'm shooting on the fly. They follow me around now with their iPads and are actively engaged in what I'm doing. They love that benefit and so do I.

The problem with the device is its durability. I pamper my gear because I want it to last, but this device takes a LOT of pampering. It comes with a little bag so you can hang it off your belt loop... but I'm all over the place. I lay on the ground when I shoot... I climb over things and jump off things. Having a cable running from my camera to my hip is a nuisance. I also doubt the plastic construction could take any kind of hit without breaking... and there goes your investment. Thus, I really have to treat this thing like a baby so it doesn't break and that negatively affects the way I like to shoot.

If CamRanger will put the same technology into a rugged case and give it the functionality to attach to a camera's hot shoe mount so you don't have to tether to your hip, it will be PERFECT.

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5.0

Great Photo Accessory

By Ridge Runner

from Nashville

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I saw a Live a Demo when first introduced. Software has been upgrade substantially since then. Added third party viewing with separate client app.

I use for Long Exposure, HDR and Focus Stacking. It allows HDR Bracketing with flash/strobes by bracketing the ISO.
Very friendly to use software. My first impressions are Great.

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5.0

Works as promised

By Ray

from Greeley Colorado

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

      Used to review portraits, check lighting, poses, composition and expression. Easier to view on iPad than small screen on the camera.

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      3.0

      Impressive Capability but Short on Critical Feature

      By Don60d

      from Tampa, FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

          As many touted, this is a great product for photographers. I've tested it and found one major shortcoming. If I move away from the camera and the lighting changes (landscape shoots), I have no way of knowing that the scene is still correctly exposed because there is no exposure readings provided by the app on my phone or tablet. I would have to rely on just guessing that what I see on the screen is the correct exposure. I don't know for the life of me, why this super expensive remote does not include the most important indicator of all. The exposure meter is the last thing you look at before pressing that shutter release button. If you are using this product, you are shooting blind...

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          3.0

          Impressive but Short on Critical Feature

          By Don60d

          from Tampa, FL

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

              The features offered by this equipment were impressive and they all worked. However, changing aperture, shutter speed, and ISO wouldn't mean much if you cannot see your exposure meter on the app. If you are doing a long distance selfie, you are left guessing on where your exposure readings are by just looking at your Iphone/Ipad screen. I don't know for the life of me, why this super expensive remote does not include the most important indicator, and the last thing photographers look at before pressing the shutter release button - exposure meter

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              4.0

              Share what you're shooting to your client's smartphone

              By Photo Paul

              from Sunny Colorado

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Video Quality

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                Don't care about remotely setting your shutter speed? Join the club.

                If sharing what you're shooting with your client (no, tethering is not practical in the woods) is what you need, this thing actually works just fine.

                Set the "auto-view" setting to "on", and hit the little full screen arrow icon on the first capture. JPGs will now pop up, full screen, on your phone or iPad. Consider enabling "client mode" just to clean up the display.

                Why they don't market this aspect, I have no idea. It seems much more practical than remotely controlling your camera.

                Note that using the CamRanger will eat your camera's batteries at, just guessing here, twice their normal rate. The CamRanger's batteries, however, lasted all day while shooting for 4-6 hours a day. Why did I order 2 spares?

                Crummy build quality, so consider using a 5' USB (and hooking the pouch on your belt) rather than the silly 10" USB they sell you.

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                5.0

                Cam Ranger Should be an essential part of your camera gear

                By Tom B

                from NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                  This is our 3rd unit and its still an amazing addition to our gear. We photograph a lot of large events were we provide prints on location to our clientsand their guest and to be able to hand a print off to a guest within 60 seconds of shooting it is awesome. It is what sets us apart from others!! Thanks TB

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                  5.0

                  WORKS GREAT

                  By Sagebrush

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Functionality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                    Very easy to set up and easy to use. Connected the first time I tried and worked flawlessly. Haven't tested the range on it yet.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good System one issue

                    By Photoman

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • D750 Cable Not Included

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                    The system is fine but speaking for the Nikon D750 the included cable will not work with the D750. You have to buy one or find the cable that is included with every new D750 so far as Nikon USA goes. Can't assume what happens with grey market D750

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                    5.0

                    Pretty useful tool

                    By Happy Flyfishers

                    from New Smyrna Beach, FL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Close-up Photography
                      • Family Photos
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                      Being tired of dealing with the wires associated with a traditional remote cable release, I decided to find something that is wireless for use on my Nikon D800 and ... as long as I am at it, my D4s. As long as I was at it, I decided to look at more ambitious control of these cameras.

                      Nikon's offering was the WR-R10/WR-T10/WR-A10. I saw this demonstrated on a video and I am sure this would have done the trick but I began to lust for more control. I often use my cameras with Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2 when, for example, I am photographing old photos or small objects on the copy stand. It would be nice to do that wirelessly too ... but Nikon does not seem to provide a reasonably priced option for that.

                      Then I saw the CamRanger. I called BH Photo and they recommended I take a look. So I ordered one. I am happy I did. It does all the functions of Camera Control Pro 2 ... but you are not limited to using it with your desktop computer. You can use it via your desktop, your laptop, your iPhone, or your tablet.

                      Back to my original reason for purchasing this. I wanted wireless remote shutter release. This does it. I promptly set it up and brought my camera out to try it for taking photos of a flower. It is wonderful. I used my iPhone (with the free installed app) to control the camera. I could view (on the iPhone) a live view of what the camera could see. I could also fine tune the focus from my iPhone and, finally, trip the shutter. All this without shaking the camera and the results were fantastic.

                      Using this device and my desktop, I will be able to do the same thing for my copy work. This will ease some of the clumsiness of the way I was doing it ... with a wired remote ... and it will also transfer the images to my computer.

                      If that was not enough, there is an app that allows you to send images to a client wirelessly. If you are taking photos at a horse show (as I do), you can arrange it so your client can see the photos on his/her phone or tablet as you shoot them. I have not tried this but it could be a nice feature.

                      Build? Well, it is not built like a tank but it is built well enough for what most of us do. For careful work, like taking close-up photos, taking landscapes, portraits, doing copy work, and doing astrophotography, it is definitely sufficiently robust. I would not use it if I were fighting crowds for a place to take a photo ... but I don't do that and I am not sure I would want my camera in those environments either.

                      In summary, I have found this to be a great product at what is a fair price. I recommend it.

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                      5.0

                      The best for (un)tethered shooting

                      By Bareeye

                      from Orange County, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                          I just used the CamRanger for the first time yesterday, and it's everything that was promised. My client was able to review each image on my iPad instead of squeezing behind the camera to look at the viewing screen. And the ability to adjust camera settings from the iPad made the shoot go much more quickly. CamRanger is an absolute must for shooting from a tripod!

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                          5.0

                          CamRange remote viewing

                          By Wes the photographer

                          from Roswell, GA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                              Love it, practically no lag in the review process. I use it with clients so they can see what I see and to make sure we get the money shot.

                              Highly recommend this product.

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                              5.0

                              The best selfie tool

                              By goYNP

                              from California

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                  If you are a landscape selfie photographer, this toy is for you. You can easily find the best standing position by monitoring the phone/tablet screen, then focus on you by tapping it. The picture is immediately reviewed without running back to your DSLR. If you need to adjust exposure, do so from the phone.

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                                  5.0

                                  Product works well

                                  By INFINI

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Good Video Quality
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Art
                                  • Commercial
                                  • Complex Studio Scenes
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                  I bought it because I wanted to be able to arrange a set without having to run back to the camera to confirm -- trying to save time and effort. Someone recommended it to me when I asked about being able to put shots up for display as I shot them -- it doesn't do that so good. You can see the shot but you have to pilot the app and the app controls don't go away. Moreover you *have* to shoot through the app -- the on-camera controls go dead when the app is active.

                                  It does have other interesting features I haven't messed with yet -- focus stacking and such which will come in handy as needed.

                                  One drawback seems to be it is essentially it's own mini-router/server. In other words, you have to connect your tablet wifi to *it* rather than your regular router in order for the app to connect and it takes the camranger about 30 seconds to get its router up and running after you first turn it on so it's not a speedy, super convenient enterprise in that regard. In other words, using it means you're engaging in a "process" for an involved shoot. Not a super big deal, but describing what it's like using it.

                                  As I use it -- real time compositioning -- it's really convenient and worth it.

                                  Construction is out of a cheap plastic casing. It comes with a pouch and seems like a good idea to use it. If you drop this thing I'm thinking you're gonna break it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Technology to Control your DSLR

                                  By Ross

                                  from Texas

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • None so far

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                  So far the product has performed without issue. Lacks notable instruction with the unit, but there are plenty of resources on-line to get you up and going. Look forward to using this for macro and portrait photography.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great for macro photography

                                  By Sam

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Food
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Macro

                                    Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                    I have previously used a similar product with a much less robust feature set. I picked up the CamRanger because it was on sale and I had heard fantastic things about the system. My first time out I was not at all disappointed. It was incredibly easy to set-up and the ability to change settings and remotely trigger my camera was huge. The other features such as HDR and intervelometer are fantastic as well. Just a few clicks to set up from an iPhone or iPad and you're good to go. I have had issues with a dropped connection and having to reconnect after I close to the app to reference something else on my phone. All of my shoots with the CamRanger have been very well controlled, but the construction of the unit does leave some room for concern on a situation that is less controlled than a food shoot at a restaurant.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good Features / Video Stream Quality Mediocre

                                    By New Grace Media

                                    from Cumberland, MD

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Video Quality

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                    The delivery and setup went great. Firmware checked showed that everything was up to date and connection was simple. The first day of use was to record video with the camera mounted on a crane above people in an auditorium. The only issue I faced was the quality of the video to determine focus on subjects. I was using a Macbook Pro Retina 15" and just couldn't see the fine details even with streaming wasn't live such as recording. Other than that it has worked as advertised and I have used it for some activation of photos while on a tripod at night in lieu or purchasing a separate controller by cable.

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                                    5.0

                                    Versatile Remote

                                    By Sam Bam

                                    from SF bay area

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                      Great versatile remote control of cameras and a nice way to quickly display shots.

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                                      • No

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                                      1.0

                                      not so easy

                                      By ICU

                                      from Indiana

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy Construction

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                          Was not an easy product to set up, not intuitive, plus it contained very poor instructions. still haven't been able to connect to my Nikon D 750 I'm most likely going to return this product.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works as expected

                                          By Yodamaster

                                          from Baltimore

                                          Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                          Very nice unit had been looking for awhile and when it was Deal of the Day I finally got it. Works perfectly on my D810. For that one you need to use the use that came with the camera not the included one but the box dies note that. Setup was easy would recommend to anyone looking for this type of functionality

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                                          4.0

                                          Effective tool for collaborating

                                          By IT

                                          from San Diego, CA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

                                            CamRanger is an effective tool for collaborating with clients and colleagues as CamRanger enables immediate photo viewing and sharing.

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