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Since I always have my cell phone with me I was thinking about getting a remote shutter control for it and a compact tripod and cell phone holder adapter for it, rather than bringing a separate camera. Anyone out there use this setup, and what have you found regarding the pros and cons and any recommendations on a good setup ?
C. Rehor has a pretty sweet setup. I think there’s a thread like this kicking around here somewhere
I recently got an Octopus tripod, remote shutter, and attachments for my IPhone. I think I paid around $15 and it works great. It is super light, compact, and easy to set up. Here's a link to a similar one.
I have several cameras/video cameras to choose from. Each has it's advantages. It's always good having a back up in case a battery goes dead or something goes wrong with a camera. I have a go pro that works great for fishing trips. I took some incredible underwater video of spawning salmon with it a couple summers ago. I recently bought a Canon SX65. It has a 65x zoom that is about as big as they get. It's great for field judging, scouting, and taking long range animal pics. I have a Lumix waterproof camera that takes great pics/video and I don't ever have to worry about getting it wet. I take all of them along on most of my trips!
The Phone Skope bluetooth remote works very well along with a cheap iPhone clamp adaptor that fits the tripod stud. I use my iPhone 7/Phone Skope with the the Swaro spotter for some decent critter photos too. Do not want to carry a camera too as the new phones have decent cameras unless you are looking for professional quality photos. Good luck with it!
The self timer on the iPhone works ok. It can be a pain to start the timer and get into position in time before the picture is taken. But it works.
I had no idea about the remote shutter, I always push the button then run to get into position. Gotta have one thanks for the headsup.