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Tethering a camera to the iPad

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madcop Calculating status...
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Sep 18, 2010 7:10 PM
Hello all, new iPad owner here. I was wondering if there was an app out there that allowed the tethering of a DSLR camera directly to the iPad without having to use a computer (onOne Software). I bout the camera connection it which allows downloading of photos from camera to the iPad but I want to be able to control the camera from the iPad like youcan when tethered to a computer. Thanks.

madcop
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  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,400 points)
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    Sep 19, 2010 7:47 AM (in response to madcop)
    I searched appshopper.com and could not fins such an app. The only think I could find was one that allows remote control of a camera connected to a computer. (DSLR Camera Remote Professional).
  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)
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    Sep 20, 2010 2:11 PM (in response to madcop)
    ...I was wondering if there was an app out there that allowed the tethering of a DSLR camera directly to the iPad without having to use a computer


    Since DSLRs are part of proprietary "systems", it's unlikely that a generic remote control app will be available. More likely, the app will have to come from the manufacturer as part of their "system". (i.e.: you can't use all the smart features of Nikon flash with a Canon EOS. So an app to control a Nikon will likely have to come from Nikon.)

    The only remote control from an iPad I've seen uses a Canon EOS 5D:

    [http://www.photoxels.com/canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-remote-controlled-by-ipad|http:// www.photoxels.com/canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-remote-controlled-by-ipad>

    I dont know much more about what equipment was used (I'm not an EOS user) but I can't imagine that it'd be cheap. And in addition, if you're not a EOS user, then you're looking at $2000+ for a EOS 5D body, then add the lenses, flash, etc. BTW, it looks like there's still a "computer" attached to the camera body, but it's more a controller rather than a general purpose PC (which is why I think that it's not going to be cheap.)
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  • Dafydd MacNab Calculating status...
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    Nov 2, 2010 1:02 PM (in response to madcop)
    the new eyefi cards have an ad hoc mode which I believe the ipad can connect to.

    The are a couple of apps out there also. I think it was called "shutter" something. I saw it over at the dpreview forums under "Mac talk"

    There is also this device:

    http://www.airstash.com/
    IMAC 2.4ghz intel, Mac OS X (10.5.3)

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