Photographers cried out all at once when phones started coming with cameras. While there’s always a need for someone to take photos professionally, smartphones have certainly lessened the demand, and that’s because you can take some great pictures with your phone and have them on Facebook before the event you’re at is over. I recently spent 6 weeks in Japan, and while I took over 2,000 photos with my DSLR, most of the photos that made it to social media came from my phone because there wasn’t enough time to get them onto a computer, edited, and uploaded fast enough.
Imagine my delight in finding the CASE Air, as it will plug into your DSLR, give your camera a hotspot, and allow you to transfer images, even RAW files, onto your computer or tablet. Before anyone asks questions, no, this WIFI hot spot doesn’t need to be close to civilization to work. Not only will you be able to transfer photos quickly and efficiently, but you can also live-view your photos from your iPad, get touch focus through your device even if your camera doesn’t have that functionality, and set parameters.
Not only can you mess with shutter speed, ISO, white balance, AF, and metering, but you can go into video mode at a moment’s notice, use focus stacking, do HDR, and time lapse photos without having to hold down a button. This even lets you see the histogram, photo info, and more! You’ll only need a hot shoe, 1/4” screw hole and clip for this to set up shop. Thanks to its cable, it can even hook into older camera models to give them brand new functionality. Its battery will last around 6 hours before needing to be recharged, and it’ll cost you $84-385 if you’re quick to action.
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