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Bynx Jun 24, 2012 9:27 PM

Asus Transformer Pad and Nikon or Canon
You can tether your camera to the Asus pad. For the Canon the software to use is called Magic Lantern. Its small program that goes on your memory card. It allows you to take control of your camera, including focus and bracketing your shots for HDR. Files are saved to the card and you can keep raw format. They are working on a version for Nikon cameras but hasnt been released yet. As of now its only for Canon. For the Nikon the software is called Helicon Remote. When the camera is plugged in Helicon takes complete control of your camera including focus and bracketing. Even if your camera is set to manual you can control it with the software. Bracketing for HDR up to 15 shots with an assortment of EV values. I remember seeing 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV. The only drawback with this is, files are saved to the Asus and are jpeg. Because they are saved to the Asus the pics are not shot in a rapid mode as one would expect. But it all takes only 1 click of the button and the rest is up to the software. Im looking forward to Magic Lantern for Nikon. But for now tethering the camera has been fun. Also using the 10.1" screen for live view has been great.

kazuya Jun 28, 2012 11:10 AM

i like the idea of the transformer pad Brynx, are they any good generaly?
im at the moment thinking of buying a tablet for reading magazines, im tempted to wait for the new microsoft ones to be released and see what they are like, but that sounds like a neat trick, bet its great for macro work.

Bynx Jun 28, 2012 7:28 PM

I have no regrets settling on the Asus. Its Android not Windows. Its open so apps for it are easier to get and install than the ipad which is locked into Apple Store. It has a built in GPS chip so you have GPS anywhere you are whether there is wifi available or not. And you dont have to pay a service like Bell or Rogers monthly so you have GPS service. You dont have wireless internet unless you have wifi available. To have internet service everywhere you go you would have to pay for that service which Im not sure if you can get since you have to install a sim card.

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