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Useful tool for Landscape photographers: The FUJIFILM Camera Remote App

As a Fuji X-Pro2 shooter, I’m not (yet?) spoiled enough by Fujifilm to enjoy a tiltable LCD screen on my camera model. Not that I really need it a lot to be honest but still, when out shooting landscapes, it would be a very great addition to this exceptional camera. Hopefully, it might change later with the next version of this model but cannot wait until then and for now, I had to find a way to resolve this little bothering stuff. I just decided to give a try to the FUJIFILM Camera Remote App. And, believe me, this thing is simply awesome! 

 
Winter Sunrise in Central Scotland
Sunrise in Central Scotland - Taken with the Fuji X-Pro2 and Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 - Using the iPad with the Fujifilm Camera Remote App
 

Taken from FUJIFILM Website:  “Use your smartphone or tablet to take pictures and control the camera remotely or to view the pictures stored on the camera and download them at your leisure. The FUJIFILM Camera Remote is an application which can operate wireless-equipped digital cameras by remote control to shoot images and to view images and movies in the camera and to transfer them to smartphones or tablets. It is also possible to add GPS location data to the image using the information acquired from the smartphone or tablet.”

 

FUJIFILM Camera Remote App

Pretty simple in fact and I almost feel like a caveman for waiting so long before trying this. I’m serious, this App is free, it is a little gem and I use it on the iPad to have the added advantage of enjoying a bigger LCD screen than the one on the back of the camera.
 
So, here we are now… Sitting comfortably on the middle of nowhere, enjoying the beautiful scenery, camera on a tripod and making few adjustments on the touch screen of the iPad (Aperture, ISO, Focus Point,…). Life is good!
 
Well, almost… One little thing which would be nice when updating the App is to allow the screen to rotate and be used in both Landscape and Portrait modes as for shooting sceneries, the actual and only Portrait mode is limiting the size of the view. That’s already better and bigger than the size of a back LCD but there is always room for improvement isn’t it? And, just because I know the Fuji guys can make miracles and to be a little picky because you did not offered the tiltable LCD to my beloved X-Pro2, you might also want to add a little feature allowing the rotation of the tripod head directly from the iPad screen. I know I’m abusing a bit but it costs nothing to ask ;-)
 
If you don’t use yet this awesome App, feel free to click on the icon below and give it a try. I’m sure you are going to enjoy it a lot.
 
Fujifilm Camera Remote App
Available for iOS and Android Systems

 

 

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