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iPAD for DSLR contol

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:23 am
by ReggieO
Hello everyone,
I am trying to dabble in Astrophotography widefield with my Canon EOS 100D.
I am struggling with the focus using my 67 yr old eyes :)
I have an iPAD Air2 with the lightning connection.
Is there any iPAD software I can use to control the Canon and also a cable to connect the iPAD to the Camera, it would need to be Lightning to USB mini-B

Re: iPAD for DSLR contol

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:44 pm
by PaulWatson
Hi Reggie,
I had a quick look and there are apps on the Appstore which allow an Ipad to control a Cannon DSLR over a wireless connection But I don't think the EOS 100D has wireless. There is another app I found which works over a wired connection but you need to jailbreak the ipad which is not a great idea unless you know what you are doing. Jailbreaking also means you cant apply the normal IOS updates without un-jailbreaking.

I suspect the easiest route to help you with focusing the camera would be to connect the USB to a laptop with the cannon apps or BYE/APT.

Re: iPAD for DSLR contol

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:00 pm
by ReggieO
Thanks Paul, I'll have a look at your suggestions