Manfrotto Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs

Manfrotto Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs

Manfrotto Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs


Product Highlights

  • Remotely Controls Focus/Camera Functions
  • For Canon DSLRs
  • Interfaces with Camera / Lens by USB
  • Clamps onto SYMPLA Spacer or 12-23mm Bar
  • Achieves Automated Follow-Focusing
  • Allows 1-Person Crew
  • Focus / Live View / Capture
  • Customizable Focus Direction / Speed
  • Focus Memory Settings
  • LED Indicators
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Manfrotto MVR911ECCN overview

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The Manfrotto SYMPLA Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs connects to a Canon DSLR by USB and interfaces directly with the camera and lens firmware to control focus operations and the main functions of the camera. The remote can either be clamped onto the SYMPLA spacer that comes with SYMPLA Adjustable Handles, which are part of most SYMPLA rigs, or it can be clamped onto round tubes, pipes, bars, pan bars or anything similar between 12 and 23mm in diameter.

Direct controls include auto focus, start/stop recording, photo shutter release, live view and live view digital zoom. Other than direct controls, the remote features a customizable focus direction and speed limit, focus memory settings, and fixed or variable focus control modes. It also has LED indicators that display its own battery status, the camera's mode -- "Photo" or "Video" -- and whether the camera is "Recording" when in video mode.

The focus operation is totally remote, without any contact with the camera or lens, and is performed by a 3-step, ultra-precise focus speed. Compatible cameras are Canon DSLRs because the remote is geared specifically for Canon DSLR firmware.

The advantages of this remote are few but huge. Follow-focusing is automated. Lenses can easily be swapped. Extending the distance between the remote and the camera is as simple as using a longer USB cable. And very importantly -- you're afforded more self-reliance.

Firmware Interface
  • Interfaces with Canon DSLR firmware by USB connection
  • Controls focus operations and the main functions of the camera
  • Clamps onto the SYMPLA spacer or onto 12-23mm diameter tubes/bars
Controls and Customizations
  • Controls: auto focus, live view, recording start / stop, and image capture
  • Customizable focus direction / speed limit / control modes, focus memory settings
  • LEDs display the remote's battery status, and the camera's Photo / Video / Recording modes
  • 3-step, ultra-precise focus speed
  • Automated follow-focusing
  • Lenses can easily be swapped
  • You can run a 1-person operation
  • A longer USB cable extends distance
UPC: 719821347262
In the Box
Manfrotto Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Plus 3 More Years per Product Registration)
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    Manfrotto MVR911ECCN specs

    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
    Clamp Compatibility Clamps onto SYMPLA spacers or onto tubes / bars 12 - 23 mm in diameter
    Controls Auto focus, start/stop recording, photo shutter release, live view and live view digital zoom
    LED Indicators LED lights indicate the remote's battery status and the camera's Video / Photo / Recording modes
    Packaging Infobrxceazteverxwbytttrduvdefebvbtyzu
    Package Weight 0.97 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 6.7 x 3.7"

    Manfrotto MVR911ECCN reviews

    Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful design but very uneven functionality The Manfrotto remote for DSLRs has all the buttons in the right places and a great 'hand feel' in terms of design. HOWEVER it misses its fixed-focus marks regularly, autofocus mode doesn't function on my camera (70D). It works better with some Canon DSLRs than with others. It seems that the less internal autofocus functionality the camera has, the better this unit works. The Manfrotto compatibility camera chart is inaccurate, Firmware updates difficult to deal with for mac, and there's no customer support. Basic focus racking and record buttons work - but that's about it, so it's a disappointment despite its excellent design.
    Date published: 2016-12-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Intermittent Function I was planning to use this on my 5D mkIII for shoulder mount video run and gun on a zacuto double barrel, and it just flat doesn't work. I called Manfrotto and after two days, their tech support guy - it literally goes to the voicemail of one person - explained that a firmware update would make it work. I had tried it with the 7D and the 5DmkIII and it had only worked once with the 7D and never with the 5D. After the firmware update, it will work for the first two (always two) times it is turned on, and then never again after that until the batteries are removed from the unit AND the camera that the unit is connected to. As a professional, I can't depend on gear that doesn't work 100% of the time, especially shooting events where you can't stage shots or wait around for your gear to work. It looks good and sounds good, but it works only some of the time. Unacceptable Manfrotto.
    Date published: 2013-12-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but some issues remain Just got the SYMPLA remote and it does a few things great, but there are a few things you should be aware of. I tested this on my 5D Mark 3 and the 7D. The 5DM3 is not currently supported by Manfrotto, but most things work as expected, except for the 1-button autofocus. Right now I press it and nothing happens. Perhaps a firmware update will fix this. I also noticed some drift in the focus memory once I moved between the same two points more than twice. The SYMPLA remote also doesn't fully replace a manual follow-focus, because the electronic lens control can be rather noisy, depending on the lens. If you're using on-camera sound, you will quickly grow frustrated. But hey, how about the positives? It's a great remote record trigger for a rig and it has a zoom-in button, so you can quickly check your focus and keep your hands off the camera body. This is its best use. You have to be careful how you enter Live View mode with it on a 7D however, as I had trouble to the point where the camera wouldn't shut off or stop recording until I ejected the battery. Of course, that corrupted the movie file too, so you just have to use Manfrotto's defined procedures when pairing it with a 7D. Also, FYI, this unit only has three focus speeds and I found the fastest is rather jerky and steppy. Bottom line, it won't put your follow-focus out of business, but it can make your shoulder rig more effective if you rely on it's strengths.
    Date published: 2012-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what I bought it to do I have not had the opportunity to use this clamp on remote yet in the field, however, it does what I bought it to do. I've run a few tests and have been able to control focus on my 5D MkII as well as stop and start recording. I have not looked into some of the more advanced features, such as programable focus points or anything like that, however, from what I've used, it seems like a valuable device for what I intend to use it for, event videography. My only concern would be that the permanently attached cord seems short and susceptible to tension, however, it just becomes a matter of rigging accordingly, or buying an extension cord.
    Date published: 2017-05-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Difficulty getting it to work properly Purchased it to control my Canon 5d MkIII. Out of the box the auto focus button didn't work properly. After an advised firmware upgrade, now the REC/Shutter button won't toggle between video and photo mode (it worked before the update). The remote seems promising. Focus control is very smoot and precise. Focus memory is a cool feature. Just wish I could get it to work as advertised.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still testing it out I read most of the reviews before ordering, so this is my contribution - I'm using Sympla with a 7D. The overall feel of this unit is impressive - sturdy construction and control buttons work well. The cable that connects to camera is too short and I use a 18 extension to relieve the strain on Manfrotto's ridiculous choice of cable. In actual fact, the cable is very easily replaced altogether with a heavier, longer cable.
    Date published: 2016-03-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great control, bummer on the cable This works great! But the tiny little cable that comes with it is useless for most of our purposes. It's so short and cute and short. I had to create a male to male usb mini using some adapters and it works great on our jib now. So if you're buying this for a jib, just know that you need to by two male mini to standard USB cables and a female adapter to connect the two.
    Date published: 2012-06-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good controller... It does what it says it does, as I expected: AF, Live view, start/stop, and focus memory worked good. And there's more, but I'm just happy to move control off the camera. It's bigger than I thought it would be, but not too big. The build quality is nice, and there's a rubberized finish that feels right. Takes a little practice.
    Date published: 2017-01-12
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