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Wireless Tethering?
Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 8:23 PM on 05.28.17
->> Cam Ranger?
CamFi?
Case Air?

Anyone have an practical experience with any of these devices?

I am looking to purchase something to do wireless thethering for studio work but also demos during some upcoming workshops we're in the planning stages of.

I'd also like to use the device to connect to an iPad to check focus when shooting stationary videos (i.e. interviews).

Thanks!
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Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 10:57 AM on 05.29.17
->> I have the CamRanger and found it more reliable than Nikon's transmitters on my Nikon Bodies. I use it with my Nikon D5. Works great.

I started using it with the Nikon D4. The Nikon D5 with the USB 3 connection speeds it up a bit.

Here are four blogs I wrote about using it.

WiFi Solution for Nikon D4
http://picturestoryteller.com/2014/04/wifi-solution-for-nikon-d4/

Crisis: Providing prints on location
http://picturestoryteller.com/2015/09/crisis-providing-prints-on-location/

Shooting wireless tethered for headshots
http://picturestoryteller.com/2016/01/shooting-wireless-tethered-for-headsh.../

Headshots
http://picturestoryteller.com/2017/02/headshots/
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Troy Taormina, Photographer
Houston (Richmond) | Tx | USA | Posted: 9:51 AM on 05.31.17
->> I bought a Case Air and while it's a cool gadget with some interesting applications, I find the app a little buggy. I tried it with 1DX and 1D Mark IV and several phones/ipads to test the app. The Mark IV I could not get remote focusing control to work at all, and with the 1DX, I had problems trying to use the Case Air with my Flashpoint strobes using the Flashpoint R2 transmitter that connects to the hot shoe. Only after researching online, I found that with the 1DX, the silent shooting function in live view must be set to 'Disable'. I think I also had to change the live view from Movie to Still. I had contacted TetherTools but they didn't seem to know anything about this. I also found that the app on one of the phones I tried would not change the ISO. Again, TetherTools didn't have much to say about this other than suggesting I try and make a video of the problem so they could analyze. Overall, cool gadget but not enough track record and support yet for serious work (IMO).
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Preston Mack, Photographer
Orlando | FL | | Posted: 12:11 PM on 05.31.17
->> I use the Cam ranger. It is very good. Mostly, I use it to show images in real time to art directors. With the new iPad, the images from the D810 come in fairly quick, less than a few seconds for each one.

I recently used it on a live event, mounting my camera onto a Jib during a press event. Watching the live view, then shooting was pretty cool. There was a slight lag, then you can't shoot once the image is transferring. So, if you want volume, this is not a good way to shoot. Good if you want to be able to manually change exposure as you go and shoot only when it looks good.

During live view, I was able to focus on different things, so I think it would be good.
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Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 10:53 AM on 06.02.17
->> While I use the CamRanger it does appear that Tether Tools has created a new wireless system that is half the price and better battery life.

I have no experience, but there hasn't been much activity in this market since CamRanger was introduced a few years ago.

https://www.tethertools.com/product/case-air-wireless-tethering-system/
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Scott R. Galvin, Photographer, Assistant
Cleveland/Pittsburgh | OH/PA | U.S.A. | Posted: 9:41 PM on 06.02.17
->> I don't have any experience with either the Tether Tools CaseAir wireless or the CamRanger systems. I will say that I have been seriously looking into both systems and am leaning toward the CamRanger system. My main reasons being reliability and that the CamRanger software allows you to use multiple units if you are using more than one camera. I haven't done it yet, but that's what CamRanger lists as one of the system features
on their website.

Also, there are some hacks that you can use to setup a TP link wireless router to work just like a CamRanger since they are basically the exact same unit, just re-branded and a few software tweaks. I think the TP link product is about $40.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 2:05 AM on 06.03.17
->> I bought the CamFi.
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Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 9:22 AM on 06.05.17
->> Today there is a deal on the CamRanger for $199. $100 off. I wonder if they are going to permanently drop the price due to the competition?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/dealZone.jsp?sku=969450-REG&utm_medium=Em...
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Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 9:24 AM on 06.05.17
->> Here is a better link on CamRanger at B&H for $199

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/969450-REG/camranger_1001_camranger_...
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Bill McGuire, Photographer, Assistant
Atlanta | GA | USA | Posted: 2:18 PM on 06.05.17
->> Let us know how the CamFi works out??? I have been looking at that one for a bit.. not sure what I would use it for, but it seems like a cool new toy...
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Nashville | TN | USA | Posted: 7:15 PM on 06.05.17
->> Anyone have experience using these at nearly the limit of their range?

Looking for ways to transmit photos from an overhead camera during hockey. The distance from remote to shooting position is about 140ft, line of sight, no obstructions.

Using a Nikon WT-5 w/ a D4S over the building wifi has been problematic. The WT-5 seems to always lose the connection, and requires the camera to be rebooted to fix.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 8:30 PM on 06.05.17
->> Thanks all!

I was looking for a "solution" for tethering a camera for demonstrations during my workshops and for jobs I need to show a client a frame or two during the shoots. AND I was also looking for something I could use to connect to an iPad for video interviews so I have a larger view to check focus, etc. The CamFi and Case Air both will do that. (I did not get to sample a Cam Ranger.)

The other thing that convinced me to go with the CamFi is the builtin Ethernet jack. The company hinted that there may be more uses for that in the future with firmware upgrades.

On the range/throughput of the various Nikon WT and Canon equivalent ... most of that has to do with the bandwidth and RF. Public wifi will slow to a crawl at an event as everyone with a smartphone sends selfies, video and do social media throughout the event overloading Internet speed. RF interference could play a part in this. Andrew: The best person to contact about this is The Expert ... Mark J. Terrill at AP/LA.
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