Remote Camera Controller
There are times that a remotely operated camera is nice to have available, and in my case that is possibly while shooting wildlife photos, night sky photos, or possibly while chasing after train photos that could endanger one’s life!
So in the link photo of a passing train, I set up the remote controlled camera with a 24mm lens at track level, and positioned quite near the track.
To accomplish this, I used a mount as seen in the photo that includes a ground pod with a gimbal head normally used with a long lens.
I positioned the camera assembly on a stack of ties that were lying along side the track.
The camera is being controlled with a wireless RF shutterboss that consists of two companion devices as seen in the above photo, one mounted in the hotshoe and connected to one of the accessory ports located on the side of the camera.
The other device is the handheld wireless RF remote operating on 2.4 ghz, that I am controlling the camera with from about 50 feet away.
The handheld wireless RF remote has a range of about 100 meters, and can be used as a dual function (Focus & Trigger) release, a delay release function, multi-exposure mode, interval control, multiple camera control, and long exposure control.
The built in intervalometer can be programmed for up to 1 hour to take a series of photos, with a preset length of exposure as well as time between exposures, great for night sky photography.
The remote control unit has different colored LED's that confirms pre-focus and exposure as well.
Expand the photo full frame for a closer look.....
The photograph shot with this setup.....