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Using Android phone as wireless viewfinder for my Canon DSLR?

Your camera is supported by Canon Camera Connect (available for Android on the PlayStore), that can make your phone act as a remote Liveview monitor (among plenty of other things). CCC is free, so you ...
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Can I trigger a 2.5mm shutter release port using the audio out jack on a PC?

Since the other answers suggesting using an interface such as triggertrap don't address the specific question to your satisfaction: No, this is very, very unlikely to work. Despite the plugs being ...
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Third party wired remote - Good bang for the buck or a nightmare?

Have a look at the cheap eBay intervalometers - they let you do very long exposures (using bulb mode on the camera) and also work as a normal remote release. I have one for my Nikon DSLR - It was ...
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What is the Godox SHOOT setting for?

Use these settings to control how and when the transmitters send settings changes out to the lights. More specifically, when you have multiple shooters sharing the same lights, or if you want to ...
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Looking for a remote that will reliably shoot as if the button is held down

You can get a wired remote on eBay for $£€ 10 to which you can add extension cables for about the same price. You don't even need to put batteries in for a simple shutter release, only for the timer ...
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Can I trigger a 2.5mm shutter release port using the audio out jack on a PC?

Yes, you can but you need an opto-isolator I've built a few cable releases for Canons, from a simple pushbutton to a USB (via a USB-RS232 dongle) trigger, to one triggered off a burglar alarm PIR ...
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Is there a mobile app that can simulate the Canon bluetooth remote?

Just because there is no IR port does not mean the camera can not be remotely controlled other than by Bluetooth. The camera also has the more traditional port for a wired remote. In the case of the ...
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Is there a mobile app that can simulate the Canon bluetooth remote?

The latest version of Camera Connect App have a "Bluetooth remote controller" function, doing the same as BR-E1. It doesn't support all cameras - i.e. it doesn't work for Canon 77D, but does ...
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How can I operate a modern camera when I must do so left-handed?

I am unaware of any "left-handed" digital cameras. However, some old film cameras, such as Exakta cameras, were produced with the shutter release on the left side. Also, Nikon considered, and produced ...
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Third party wired remote - Good bang for the buck or a nightmare?

I have several cheap $5 remote shutter releases for canon cameras. Never had a problem with them. Releasing a shutter remotely is such a simple operation, I can't image a 3rd party tool will cause ...
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Third party wired remote - Good bang for the buck or a nightmare?

The plugs are all different, but the actual function of wired remotes are remarkably alike (with the lone exception of Panasonic - we'll get to that in a minute). Regardless of the interface used to ...
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How can I operate a modern camera when I must do so left-handed?

How can I operate a modern camera when I must do so left-handed? Add a battery grip and hold the camera upside down. This puts the shutter release and thumbwheel on the battery grip under your index ...
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What does a remote shutter release do and how do I use it?

As it name said this is something which help you remotely to "press" the shutter release. It can be mechanical (usually for old film cameras) or electric/electronic (for contemporary cameras). What ...
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How does auto focus (AF) work when i am using a wireless remote on my D3300?

I can't find an exact source for that, but from my experience, since the D3300 lacks the custom settings menu and the AF-S and AF-C priority selection that D5xxx, D7xxx and upper level models have and ...
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What options are there for taking timelapse photos with a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS?

CHDK might do the trick. CHDK site among many other cool things, it includes an intervalometer. LINK
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What options are there for taking timelapse photos with a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS?

You may not need any extra hardware. Check out CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit). It appears to provide the facilities that you are looking for, supports the SX520HS, and the developers claim that it ...
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Canon T3i remote control minus self timer

How do I turn on the infrared remote capability, but turn off the 10 second self timer on my Canon T3i? In timer/remote mode the camera will fire either 10 seconds after you press the shutter release ...
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Convert shutter release from wired to wireless

The trick would be to find a transmitter that could receive the 2.5mm plug from your wired intervalometer. I'm not sure any such commercial product exists. It would probably be cheaper and easier to ...
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Why isn't my Canon RC-6 remote control working with my Canon 550D?

I had the same problem with my Rebel T3i, and through Canon support I found the actual solution. On the T31, there is a movie mode menu you have to get to. To do so, you have to first put the camera ...
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How can I trigger video via remote?

The general term for what you're trying to do is called tethering. The D750 supports tethering quite well. You can remotely set exposure settings, engage autofocus, trigger the shutter and/or start ...
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Why would tying a camera remote to the back of a lens barrel be impractical?

What would make such a device impractical to use? The failure rate of the flexprint would likely be fairly poor. The exteriors of cameras and lenses take a lot of punishment. Flexes tend to be very ...
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How do I use a Godox X1T to remotely release the shutter and trigger an AD200?

No, this setup won't work. You're close, but not quite right. The X1T is not a receiver (hence, the "T" suffix) or transceiver — it is a transmitter only. So one X1T cannot trigger another X1T. You ...
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Using bulb mode with EOS Remote app without having to hold down shutter button possible?

If you are in the bulb mode you just need to press the shutter button once on your phone in the camera connect app and it starts the timer and you press the shutter button again in the app to release ...
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Can I make a budget trail camera with photoelectric sensors?

Having floated a few Raspberry Pi's down a river in paint cans during the removal of a dam, I can say that it is a decent set up, but struggles with resolving power in certain circumstances and eats ...
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Nikon D3200 video tethering software?

EOS Utility use USB connection not HDMI to control canon cameras. There are software for Nikon with same features digiCamControl or dslrdashboard but you can't trigger video capture for D3200 using a ...
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Remote shutter release for Sony A7rii

The Sony website lists a few non-app-based remote release options for the α7R II, namely the RMT-DSLR2 Wireless Remote Commander, the RM-VPR1 Remote Control with Multi-Terminal Cable, and the RM-SPR1 ...
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batch edit photos to same reference photo

If you shot this project in jpg you are only going to be able to get close. The main change between the shots is the white balance. So if you can turn off auto white balance and chose the best one for ...
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Why doesn't the RC-1 EOS remote work for my Canon Rebel XT?

The Rebel XT has a single 10 second self-timer setting. You should set the camera to Self Timer using the Drive Mode button on the back of the camera. The self-timer mode will stay active for four ...
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Is it possible to get a remote shutter release for my Sony DSC-W800?

No. This is a budget compact camera made for portability and convenience, not for advanced functionality. There are no accessory ports and no wifi or bluetooth control.
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Is it possible to use the Remote Photography feature of Snapbridge to control my Nikon 3400D with an iPhone?

No, it is not possible. The D3400 does not have wifi, which is required for Snapbridge-enabled cameras to be controlled by the remote smart device. From Nikon Europe's product page for the D3400 The ...
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