Firmware 1.1.2 update for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is up on the USA site. Here’s the link: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/cameras/dslr/eos-7d-mark-ii?subtab=downloads-firmware
Canon USA now has firmware update version 1.1.1 available for download. This update is for the 7D Mark II. Here’s the LINK.
New update to Adobe Lightroom to version 2015.10 and Adobe Camera Raw to version 9.10 is out now. Here’s the link: https://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2017/04/lightroom-cc-2015-10-now-available.html
Review: DIY Remote Live View
|Table of Contents|
|Intro||Who is this for||How I use this||Whats to like|
|Whats to hate||My Verdict||Where to buy||Alternatives|
Introduction to DIY a remote live view for your DSLR
If you’re looking for a budget method of getting remote live view for your dslr, then check this out. You will need
This setup will get you wireless remote live view for your DSLR. Whether it’s for remote shooting, selfies or taking vids. This will help a lot.
If you’re on a tight budget, The cheapest way, is to have 2 Android devices capable of running DSLR Controller and linking them together instead of using the TP-Link TL-MR3040. But from my experience it’s a bit laggy and can get frustrating. However, I was using older phones that have since went the way of the dinosaurs. You will have to be comfortable with a replacing the firmware of the TP-Link TL-MR3040 essentially making it a dedicated DSLR Controller router for you DSLRs
Where to buy (also alternate versions)
I’ve used my phones (Samsung Note 5, Sony Neo V, Note 2) with DSLR controller with a Canon 7D, 7D II and a 5d II. Using 2 phones is a bit laggy but doable but since my Note 2 and Neo V busted, I bought the TP-Link TL-MR3040. The TP-Link TL-MR3040 is a battery powered portable router which you will need to change the firmware available from DSLR Controller. Firmware and easy to follow instructions HERE.
So basically, I can set up my camera on a tripod, compose for the scene then walk away and remote trigger when I see something interesting walk into view. I can tap the subject in my scene to focus on that. But mainly I use it for taking action selfies and discreet street shots while having coffee.
All the “extras” you can do remotely via DSLR Controller, more stealthy street shooting, this method is cheaper than anything I’ve found at the time of this writing. Unless you’ve got two recent android phones you can use.
The TP-Link TL-MR3040 is discontinued and getting harder and harder to find at regular/original price. There are a few “scalpers” out there selling them at double the price.
If you want to change your firmware back to factory, it may be as simply as finding the original firmware and following the same directions as before but there’s no guarantees.
Absolutely LOVE THIS!!!
Although almost obsolete, DXO’s Optics Pro 9 is still a heavy hitter when it comes to image editing, especially when it comes to noise reduction. This is especially good if you are tired of the pain of getting into Lightroom/PS when there’s no internet…
The deadline to get this FREE copy of Optics Pro 9 is Feb, 28th 2017.