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CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras
 
4.7

(based on 151 reviews)

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    (113)

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    (32)

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    (6)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (114)
  • Lightweight (97)
  • Compact (68)
  • Great picture quality (28)
  • Durable (26)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (7)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (56)
  • Wildlife photos (43)
  • Travel (30)
  • Family photos (26)
  • Weddings (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (36), Semi-pro photographer (33), Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-professional (16), Professional (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (123), Yes (5)

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

 

Good functions - bad craftsmanship

Reviewing this product (hard and software) is somehow twofold. On one hand it is feature rich and works flawlessly but on the other hand it feels and appears like a cheap and plastic...Read complete review

Reviewing this product (hard and software) is somehow twofold. On one hand it is feature rich and works flawlessly but on the other hand it feels and appears like a cheap and plastic product from China due to its flimsy housing. It reminds me on those cheap mobile phones allowing you to change their outer shells quickly. Any soap box would do better.

Additionally I do not like the idea of hanging this unit on to a tripod outside in windy conditions while stored in its pouch. It is a no go. Assuming this already while ordering I added a "Tether Tools Rock Soild Mighty Mount 1/4-20 adapter" with an accessory cold shoe adapter to the order list hoping I could stick/glue it to the CamRanger's housing allowing to slide it into the camera's hot shoe, but this housing isn't stable enough to give the adapter a strong hold.

For that reason you shouldn't change the battery often, otherwise you are very likely to break those tiny and flimsy hooks inside holding the housing's lower shell.

Furthermore I don't like the idea of registering your remote unit online, i.e. iPad, iPhone, Mac etc. before you are able to use it.

The software is feature rich and self explanatory and so is the installation process.

The mechanical issues made me switch to iUSBportCamera which is available here as well.

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5.0

Can't believe I waited so long!

By Joe I.

from Stillwater, MN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Architectural
  • Landscape/Scenery

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

I shoot a lot of interiors, having this tool to help me with the framing/staging of a shot is worth the price alone. It worked just like promised with a learning curve of about 1-2 minutes to figure out the app and all the features.

Like a lot of the other reviews I would agree the plastic construction could be beefed up but personally the only time I take it out of the padded (included) case is to turn if off and on, so I don't consider that a major issue personally.

The only minor con I can think of is the transfer speed if you want to see a full sized RAW shot, which seems to be about a minute per picture. However this is minor because for me because the thumbnail is usually enough 99% of the time.

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5.0

Best thing for remote controlling

By Josh

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    great product, good price, works like a charm, and fun to control via iPad
    very easy to use

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    • No

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    5.0

    "Such a great product"

    By Mirabal.A.

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

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

      It was so easy to set up, and compact. I have not found cons yet. This product does exactly what it does, and I have been to impress my client with this technology. I was wanting to get this since it came out, I finally bought it, and I will probaly will buy a second one to use with my second set up!

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      5.0

      Useful

      By Christy

      from Mississippi

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

      This is very useful especially if you do portrait work. It's really handy even when you shoot as a hobby!

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      5.0

      Great little gadget

      By 1Balance

      from North Carolina

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

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

        I haven't played with it much (too cold outside), but have thouroughly tested it and it works great. Easy to download app, follow the instructions and connection is very easy.
        Operation is very intuitive.

        I'm looking forward to usingthe focus stacking option for macro as well as general the 'shoot from a distance and don't scare the birds away' option. Also, will be very useful for landscape and astro when the camera is sometimes at difficult to use angles.

        If you need/want remote shooting, there is nothing like it.

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        4.0

        CamRanger Review

        By Greg

        from Chandler, Arizona

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Architectural
        • Interiors Real Estate
        • Landscape/Scenery

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

        This product was purchased to improve quality and streamline efficiency for real estate and interiors photography. The CamRanger achieves both objectives. It improves photo quality by being able to see the image on a tablet screen (in the field) to review lighting placement and unintended reflections. It improves efficiency because you know when you got the shot (and you can move on.) So in a nutshell, the CamRanger eliminates a lot guess work as well as zooming and panning around on your camera's LCD screen. Other advantages are: the ability to place your camera in a tight corner where you can't see through the viewfinder. The ability to adjust lighting and test fire without going back to the camera every time to review the image, the ability to change camera settings remotely. It's a good product and VERY easy to use.

        I did think that the price was a little steep for the product when I received it and probably still do. Over time, however, you will recover your costs in time savings and image quality.

        I gave it 4 stars because I think it's too expensive. I give it 5 stars for meeting my needs.

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        5.0

        Works better than expected

        By Gregegg

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Wasted time with Nikon WYFI adapter and various WIFI SD card. The Camranger is easy to set up and does everything I was looking for. highly recommend.

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            5.0

            A MUST have!!

            By Randyman712

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

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

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

            This is one of the 'cooler' toys for a photographer. You have almost all of your controls at your fingertips without laying a hand on the camera itself. Great for macro and portraits. Share feature is a nice addition as well.

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            5.0

            A MUST have!!

            By Randyman712

            from L

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None so far

            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:

            It's not the cheapest, but it is the best at doing it's job. You have maximum control over your camera with just about any kind of device. Well thought out and well executed. By far one of the coolest tools for photography. Set up is a breeze and the app is very intuitive.

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            5.0

            A MUST have!!

            By Randyman712

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None so far

            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:

            One of the coolest photography 'toys' to have. Not a necessity, but another tool that has hundreds of uses. Setup is a breeze. Connecting is simple. It gives you the most control over your camera without laying a finger on it.

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            5.0

            Can't work without it !

            By Hadrien

            from Boston,MA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Essential
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Architectural
            • Landscape/Scenery

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

            The camRanger has become as important (almost :) as my camera for my architectural work. After working out a connection kink (android tablets keep rejecting the adhoc network created by the camranger as it doesn't provide an internet signal > fix: turn off the "automatic network enhancer" (or something like that) feature in settings, voila...
            The CamRanger is light, well built and the app is a treat to interact with. After about 10 assignments, I am thinking about buying a backup because no having it would be a disaster.
            Oh, the even cooler part, a couple of outdoor enthusiasts created this product and even handle the customer support themselves, doesn't get more grassroots than that !

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            4.0

            CamRanger

            By paradise seeker

            from Ft. Myers, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              Get tool for remotely controlling your camera from your phone or iPad.

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              5.0

              Bought more of them!!!

              By malinda julien

              from Fort Worth, Tx

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

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

                I like these so much I bought more! I have them on all our cameras feeding back to computers. Nice and easy to use.

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                4.0

                Cool Features

                By Nan

                from Sewickley,Pa

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                • Battery Charging Limited

                Best Uses

                • Interiors - Seniors

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

                I use the CamRanger for shooting on location to give the client a larger view of the photograph to check details. Also for Senior Shoots. Mom can watch the images pop up and not be standing over Me making the Teen nervous. The feature I like is that you can view thumbnails like a contact sheet. Choose four and get a closer look at favorites. Nice tool.

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                5.0

                Camranger

                By Hunter

                from Texas

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

                Works great. Easy to hook up.

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                5.0

                Better than expected

                By Humboldt Photographer

                from Arcata, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy instructions
                • Easy To Connect
                • Easy to Use
                • Good range
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Simple

                Cons

                • Can Be Slow
                • Could Be Smaller

                Best Uses

                • Commercial Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

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

                Turn key operation once you open the box. The instructions are clear and simple one you open them and the serial number is was in big bold numbers right on top of the device. All was needed was to download the Ap onto my iPad Mini and worked right away. Virtually no guess work. And once you have it up it's a no brainer after that. Comes with a handy carrying case too with a pouch for extra batteries.

                Make sure to pack extra batteries because they can drain after continuos use. I believe that you can hook an external USB battery to it while using it but have yet to try.

                My only little gripe is that when shooting large files it can be a little slow in transmitting the larger file to your device when you want to zoom in on it. The thumbnails load super fast but when you want to see the larger file and you click on it it took roughly 30 seconds to load it from the camera. Needs to be almost instant.

                Never-the-less, this really helped to show my client my work right when it was coming in. I HIGHLY recommend the CamRanger.

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                5.0

                Great Tool

                By Cindy

                from Granite Falls, WA.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Although I haven't used this CamRanger very extensively yet due to adverse weather, it appears that it is going to be a great tool for my clients to instantly review their photos. The device said it couldn't connect several times but just telling it to reconnect quickly solved the issue.
                    Thanks to B&H customer service, who checked the product prior to my order and confirmed that the Nikon version comes with a 90-degree connection at the camera end... contrary to the product photo.
                    The stock pouch+carabiner isn't great for "action photography" so I purchased a neoprene smart phone waist belt (made for joggers) which works awesome. It holds the CamRanger snug to my waist or small of my back which allows me to shoot photos... worry-free. The cable is plenty long.

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                    4.0

                    excellent remote for canon t3i

                    By DrJ

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          This is an excellent remote control that allows control of my canon t3i. It provides live view from my iPad and iPhone as well as complete control of shutter speed, aperture, iso, and focus. I have not yet used the HDR or intervalometer. i'm still trying to optimally use the automated focus stacking but am able to perform manual focus stacking with excellent results. I have had no connectivity issues that others have described.

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                          5.0

                          Makes my job easy

                          By bestphototoday

                          from Southampton, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife Photos

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

                            I'm a real estate photographer and the CamRanger allows me remote flexibilty and saves alot of extra wear and tear when bracketing.

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                            5.0

                            Highly Recommended

                            By Packer Backer John

                            from Irving, TX

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Any Tripod Work
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Panoramic Photography

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

                              I'm very satisfied with my CamRanger. It is especially helpful for macro work where focus is so critical. I can set up my EOS 5D MkII at a low angle & not have to contort my body in a weird position to focus & compose the image. I also find it usefull for finding the nodal point of a lens before doing panoramas.

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