Remote iPhone shooting
$39.95 From Just Mobile, just-mobile.com 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