Re­mote iPhone shoot­ing

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - Hollin Jones

$39.95 From Just Mo­bile, just-mo­ Made for iPhone 5 or later Needs iOS 9 or later

While iPhone cam­eras have im­proved rapidly, a phone’s body is a de­cid­edly im­per­fect shape for tak­ing some kinds of pic­tures. Fin­gers get in front of lenses, and you can for­get any kind of dif­fi­cult an­gles. Un­til now, that is. Shut­ter­grip is a com­bined mount and re­mote for iPhone and a range of other smart­phones.

To set up Shut­ter­grip, put the disc bat­tery into the trig­ger sec­tion, turn it on and pair over Blue­tooth with your phone. The sys­tem works in one of two ways. When slot­ted to­gether, the two parts form a grip that sim­u­lates the feel of the shut­ter sec­tion of a small DSLR. The phone is clamped se­curely into the main housing and makes it eas­ier to hold steady when tak­ing stills or video. Press­ing the shut­ter but­ton wire­lessly trig­gers the cam­era, in what­ever mode you have set on the phone, in­clud­ing burst mode.

The main housing has a uni­ver­sal tri­pod screw avail­able to mount on tripods, as well as a lan­yard hole. A wrist strap is also in­cluded. The trig­ger can be sep­a­rated and used re­motely, which is great for self­ies or for plac­ing the phone in a re­mote or tricky po­si­tion and trig­ger­ing shoot­ing from afar. Black, blue, or gold op­tions are avail­able, though there’s no sil­ver. For more creative con­trol of shoot­ing on a smart­phone, this is a great so­lu­tion and a worth­while pur­chase, es­pe­cially if you shoot a lot.

the bot­tom line. A handy and flex­i­ble add-on for sta­ble and creative shoot­ing with your smart­phone. Shut­ter­grip Makes er­ror-free shoot­ing eas­ier Trig­ger the cam­era re­motely Light­weight and dis­creet Makes cam­era less pocket-friendly Ex­cel­lent

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