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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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How do selfie sticks integrate with digital cameras?

Unfortunately, selfie sticks are manufactured with very different designs one from another and with very wide range of standards (i.e. you can get worthless garbage or overbuilt luxury), so it is ...
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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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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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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III remote for consumers without a smart phone?

You could probably use a radio shutter remote that has a connector which matches the one for a (wired) cable release for the RX-100III. I believe it's the same one that the Sony A7 uses. Unlike an ...
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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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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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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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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III remote for consumers without a smart phone?

I have both A7 and R100 m3 cameras and the same wireless remote shutter release from YouPro works fine with both models.
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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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Does the Pentax K1000 have a sensor for a remote shutter release?

It's not so much a sensor as a mechanical connection — no electronics are involved — but the shutter button has a screw socket for a shutter release. See a video demonstrating this with a K1000 on ...
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IR Wireless control working only from really far in Canon 70D

The sensor for the IR shutter signal on the 70D is that dot on the front of the grip, below the shutter button (see page 20 of the user manual). You must point the remote at that dot, so these ...
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How can I take a series of photos for focus stacking by remote without tethering?

As far as I've seen on their website, Kessler Second Shooter does not provide any focus control mechanism, therefore you would have to improvise. First option, workaround with the device itself: Set ...
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Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3 not working as expected

If pulling the cord of the RS60-E3 out of the camera jack solves the problem then the problem is not in the camera, it is with the RS60-E3. What happens if you immediately plug the cord back in? Does ...
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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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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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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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Is there a mobile app that can simulate the Canon bluetooth remote?

The latest version of Camera Connect App have a bluetooth remote function, doing the same as BR-E1
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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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What factors determine the size of focus step done with remote shooting?

The question of Rowland Shaw is a pertinent one. The battery level indeed seems to have an impact on the size of an individual focussing step. At least, that was my observation when I was trying to ...
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Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?

I use my d3100 with a HDMI monitor to record videos and take pictures all the time. Not sure about what the user manual says about it, but works well for me (tip: live view turns off after 30 seconds ...
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