Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I think I just saw the future...

So I, like pretty much everybody I suspect, just got hold of a Nexus 7 tablet. It's a neat little device that looks like it will perform it's intended function of dragging me out of work mode and onto the sofa very well. One cloud on that particular horizon however is Chainfire's DSLR Controller app which looks like it will make the N7 a regular fixture in my camera bag as well. The short story is that with a USB OTG cable, you can get the N7 to talk to your Canon DSLR. The tablet can act as a video monitor, a remote shutter release and - most exciting to my tastes - an intervalometer with the pretty nifty trick of allowing HDR timelapses. With clear winter skies becoming a fixture I can see star photography getting a lot easier and I'm entertaining visions of controlling a shoot from my sleeping bag :-D

Not much of a post really, I'm just excited about my new toy! As ever, watch this space for results when I try it out on something more interesting than my living room wall...