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Tethered Shooting with NIKON D600 Fujifilm X100, Sony NEX (NEX-5 and NEX-7)

Tethered Shooting with Fujifilm X100, Sony NEX (NEX-5 and NEX-7) is not possible – or?
Apprently there is no way to control camera settings remotely but there are ways to release from the distance – and in case of the X100 very, very, stylish ūüėČ

 

It’s great to change the perspective, mount the camera on a long window cleaning extender and show the view from above.

Three different cameras are used for this, the Nikon D600, the Sony NEX and Fujifilm X100.

NIKON D600
Even with a light lens very heavy on a 4 meter extender but it has the most options for remote control.

  • Via USB and the free MAC Software Sofortbild (get the version from http://www.sofortbildapp.com/ not from the APP store for the D600)
  • With Nikons Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1B
  • With another wireless remote control

Even over short distances the Nikons Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1B gives you a lot of pain, especially in wifi dense areas like public events where everybody has the mobile phone¬† / wifi switched on.¬† On top, the app is, let’s say – not very sophisticated. E.g. after each start, you have to swich ‘download’ image off if you don’t want to have huge RAW files being send to your IOS device (and blocking everything…)

Back to the roots. A small battery povered, HDMI capable monitor and a remote release. Or just a remote release and many¬† ‘blind’ shots, keeping what’s useful later.

For the Sony NEX (NEX-5 and NEX-7), the normal infra-red remote control will not work, because you will be out of the line-of-sight when you are below the camera on the pole. There is a simple solution.¬† Just get one of the cheap second-source remote for NEX, carefully open it. Unsolder the infra-red LED¬† and use an telephone cable as extension. You can fix it on the extender somewhere close to the camera’s IR sensor. Monitoring is optional via HDMI and an external monitor.

Fujifilm X100

The company Hama produces since decades pneumatic remote shutter release devices. They cost less than 50 ‚ā¨ and come with two tubes, one roughly one the second nine meter long. It is so decent, no IR emission, silent and fits so nicely the X100 style

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Landrover Defender 110 Puma universal use – from 7 people mover to couch in 5 minutes

The ‘Landy’ is becoming the Photoresk photo-mobile.
However, sometimes it is necessary to use it as people mover (7 seats) but also put it quickly into some kind of camping car for one or two persons without removing the seats.
Here are a few pictures how this was done.
It takes less than five minutes to install the berth bed without any tools. Only two holes have to be drilled in the car

the berth bed


key element is the support frame. It is fixed at the p-post (the two UNF below the seat belt holder)


it remains always installed. The final version becomes some protective cover (for the metal and passengers)


the aluminium elements of the bed frame are fixed with slightly modified saddle quick locks


 


 


 


 


only two holes for the two rivets are drilled in the Landrover (cover removed).
This small bracket keeps the back side of the right frame from moving

 


this installation is 70 cm wide but this is just depending on the width of the back-bracket.

 

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Webasto Luftheizung im Landrover Defender Puma

Hier sind schon einmal ein paar Bilder (leider nicht so gut, hette zu wenig Zeit) РText folgt später

so sieht sie aus, die Webasto Luftheizung


Sie soll unter die Cubby box, ein entsprechendes Gehäuse wurde extra bestellt


Bei der Gelegenheit werden auch die Kabel f√ľr die Zweitbatterie eingezogen


Ausschnitte in das Originalblech (unter der Cubby Box)


Vormontage auf der Werkbank. Niedlicher Schalldämpfer.


Montage der Pumpe gesch√ľtzt am Rahmen


Die Herausforderung. Um sich den Tankausbau zu sparen, wurde ein Tankentnehmer in ein Edelstahlrohr eingesetzt und diese in die Leitung zwischen Tank und Tankstutzen eingeschleift.

Fertig.