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Using iPhone as wireless remote for A7II & A7rII?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by dmward, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. dmward

    dmward TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2015
    Metro Chicago
    David
    I've read from time-to-time that people are using their smartphone as a wireless remote for the A7. I've loaded the Memories app and all I can seem to get it to do is want to upload pictures from my camera to my phone. Something I have no interest in doing.

    What I do want to do is use the iPhone for a wireless remote, preferably with live view. I can do it with Fuji XT-1 and its useful.

    Can someone point me to clear description of what app(s) to load on phone and how to get the interaction with camera reliably established so it can be reestablished without having to start from scratch.

    Thanks.
     
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
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  3. dmward

    dmward TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2015
    Metro Chicago
    David
    Thanks for the link.
    I'll get it setup tomorrow.
     
  4. dmward

    dmward TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2015
    Metro Chicago
    David
    Got it working.
    Thanks.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    It is a handy app. I use mine on the Android occasionally.
     
  6. dmward

    dmward TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2015
    Metro Chicago
    David
    Looks like it will do what I need.
    I like to shoot tethered when doing certain jobs and the wireless app makes that easy to accomplish.
     
  7. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2011
    I wish there was a way/app that just did tethered shooting (without the control) from an iOS device. I suppose it isn't an issue on newer cameras but on my A7 the remote app slows the camera down noticeably but I do like to review images on my iPad during a session (much easier to spot issues than using the cameras screen).