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Old 03-11-2012, 02:42 PM
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DSLR.BOT for Iphone/Ipod/Ipad

G'day All

I recently stumbled on a great little IOS app for Iphone, Ipod or Ipad. It is called DSLR.Bot and assists in IR control of your DSLR Camera (Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax).

See what model cameras are supported here:

http://www.dslrbot.com/specifications/


It provides the following control functions:
  • Shoot
  • Long Exposure
  • Time Lapse
  • Bracketing
  • Movie Mode
It only cost me just over $5 (best five bucks I ever spent! ).

You will need an IR (Headphone Jack) transmitter which can be bought commercially (around $10 - $20) or a cheaper homemade ebay version (around $3).

Alternatively you can make one through a simple and easy to make DIY project.

See the DIY IR cable options here:

http://scottgsanders.com/311/2011/05...ot-iphone-app/

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...r-iPhone-iPod/

Well worth a look and I highly recommend getting it if you are looking to get a remote for your DSLR camera.

See some youtube reviews/demo's here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zMDGrLIKXE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38CzzTQHKQU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJbSgEnk3gI

The main website for DSLR.Bot is: http://www.dslrbot.com/

The attached pics show a commercial IR option and the cheaper ebay option (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/IR-emitte...item19d66a9a25), as well as a screen pics of DSLR.Bot.

Hope you find some use for this.

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:08 AM
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I used this trial apps two years ago with home made IR transmitter, but it didnt work properly. The trial apps gave me only option to trigger shutter which only works intermittently (it could be my transmitter fault). But it is good apps if you are not using laptop.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:17 AM
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RE: No Problems Now

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I used this trial apps two years ago with home made IR transmitter, but it didnt work properly. The trial apps gave me only option to trigger shutter which only works intermittently (it could be my transmitter fault). But it is good apps if you are not using laptop.
G'day

This app is working fine for me. I think it may have come a long way in the past year!

Like said it is great in the field and is much cheaper and more controllable than any of those canon wired or IR remotes.

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:52 AM
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Do you keep the iphone facing towards camera all the time during exposure?

I have trial app somewhere and give it go again to see if it works.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:50 AM
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The Canon 1100D is not listed so I presume it doesn't have IR capabilities.

Is there an add-on that can plug into the camera to make it work? If so, can anyone recommend a suitable unit?

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:09 AM
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RE: IR Transmitter Signal

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Do you keep the iphone facing towards camera all the time during exposure?

I have trial app somewhere and give it go again to see if it works.
Hi

Yes the IR transmitter has to be in the general direction of the IR on the camera, similar to using a tv remote.

But this can be overcome if you make an extended DIY IR transmitter cable which you can attached to the scope, allowing your Iphone etc to be in your hand or attached to the mount leg etc. Or you can get commercial extension cables from ebay etc fairly cheap, the example pic shows a 50ft cable.

See example pics below.

But I have no problems using it from side on and to the front slightly.

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:24 AM
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RE: IR Add On

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The Canon 1100D is not listed so I presume it doesn't have IR capabilities.

Is there an add-on that can plug into the camera to make it work? If so, can anyone recommend a suitable unit?

thanks

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G'day Niko

I am not 100% sure, you could ask the question here:

http://www.dslrbot.com/support/

I know there are plenty of cheap IR transmitter/receievers on ebay, maybe worth a try!

For everyone else thinking of using this, here is another informative DIY IR maker movie from youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHbmXVZTAgA

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