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With this USB remote control handle, you are able to adjust the focus, aperture, live-view zoom and start/stop video recording on your Canon DSLR without having to touch the camera. The VG-1 uses canons USB protocol to remotely alter these settings.
The handle is designed to mount on a DSLR rig, and is supplied with a 15mm rail mount, which can be used to clamp onto any standard 15mm rail system. Also included is a 1/4” side mounted clamp, which enables you to mount the handle onto a female threaded accessory clamp (sold separately). This type of mounting is ideal for attaching to a tripod handle or the rear of a jib.
The unit runs on 2 x AA batteries, which will power the unit for around 40 hours (the device will also save battery by auto powering off after 30 mins if not used. Firmware can also be updated through the included USB cable.
The focus feature uses the inbuilt autofocus motors of canon lenses. This will not work on manual focus lenses, although auto-focus EOS fit Sigma, Tokina and Tamron lenses are known to work. The VG-1 allows you to choose between 3 different focus step sizes, for each press of the focus +/-button.
Holding down the Zoom/LV button will toggle the camera’s live view, quick presses will toggle between the 1x/5x/10x live view zoom.
The aperture can be stepped up and down by pressing the AV/FV button until the 2/AV LED is illuminated, it can then be adjusted with the left and right keys.
Recording can be started and stopped at any time with the red record button, a half press will also activate autofocus in the same way as when half pressing the shutter button on the camera.
Compatible with Canon models:
· 1100D (T3/Kiss X50)
· 500D (T1i/Kiss X3) (live view activation not supported)
· 550D (T2i/Kiss X4)
· 600D (T3i/Kiss X5)
· 7D (live view activation not supported)
· 5D II
· 5D III
· 1D IV
Other Canon cameras are likely to be supported with future software updates. Compatible with Magic Lantern.