If you own a DSLR and an iPhone, you are more than likely to find this app interesting. DSLR.bot is a brilliant iPhone app that lets you control your DSLR by turning your phone into a remote.
DLSR.bot interfaces with the camera via its IR receiver. Hence, you need to plug an IR transmitter into the headphone jack of the iPhone. On the website, DSLR.bot lists a great tutorial for a DIY IR Transmitter and the iPhone Guru has gone ahead and created a fantastic video for it. If you’re not the DIY kind, you can also order an IR transmitter from the website directly for about $20.
The app itself is quite brilliant. It features 5 modes laid down in a tab bar at the bottom — Shoot, Long Exposure, Time Lapse, HDR Bracketing and Movie Mode. The interface is decent and there are well-laid out labels and hints all over the app.
In the Shoot mode, you can choose to fire instantly or with a 2 second delay. The app allows you to tag your GPS data to the photos or even export the log as a .gpx file. The Long Exposure mode is for the Bulb Photography enthusiasts and let you set the duration for which you’d like to expose and shows you a counter once you start. Read More »