Last night I posted a couple of photos I took using the DSLR Camera Remote 1.1 from OnOne Software. Here's a quick run-down of my experience of setting up etc.
First, I gotta say that it was extremely simple and painless.
1. I downloaded the app from iTunes and installed on my phone
2. I downloaded onto my laptop the free server software from OnOne
3. I connected my camera to my laptop
4. I launched the server software
5. I launched DSLR Camera Remote 1.1
6. Since I have a wireless network at home, the app found my laptop
7, I pressed FIRE to take a photo
As I said, simple and painless.
But what if you aren't in a spot that has a wireless network? No problem, just make an ad hoc network. On the Mac I just went to the Airport menu and created a network:
(The very helpful Help system with the server shows how to make similar networks on the Windows platform)
Then on the iPhone, I used the Wireless setting to join my new network.
Other things that are cool about this app (after 15 minutes of playing):
The ability to change White Balance, ISO etc from the app on your phone
The fact that you can see the results on your iPhone after just a very brief pause
It works in both vertical and horizontal orientation if you want to see a larger image
Lots of options such as Burst mode, Auto Bracket, Live Preview and Intervalometer
I haven't played with those yet, but I sure plan to.
I was very impressed with the fact that when I did try an option such as Burst mode, an instruction popped up telling me that I had to change my camera settings to continuous shooting mode.
Overall, my initial experience with DSLR Camera Remote 1.1 from OnOne Software was fantastic and I can't wait to try more experiments!
(If you were sent directly to this blog post and didn't see the photo from last night, here's the first photo I took with the app)