After a few incidents during workshops with my tethering cable, including an accident that cost me $400.00 in lens repair I decided that it was in my wallet’s best interest to invest in a wireless tethering system. The native Canon WiFi grip runs at about $800.00 so I thought I’d try out this little device (considering it’s half the price of the Canon grip).
There are a few reviews out there that are worth reading, so I’ll not duplicate their work here. However, most of the reviewers that I found were using the product on the Mac platform, where I use the Windows platform and some were using the most up to date imaging software where I am still a bit behind on that mark.
My primary use for the CamRanger is for displaying images during workshops, and I found that the free app’s preview window was a bit too small for that purposes, so I started looking around for ways to get the full screen preview I wanted.
There are more than a few blog entries on setting up the CamRanger to work with Lightroom and Photoshop elements, but I use Photoshop CS5 and Bridge. This older version of Bridge does not have folder monitoring so the real time refresh for image previewing is not available.
It took a bit to find the right viewer for to serve my purposes, but a small freeware image view called Previewer that found from the EyeFI Forum fit the bill and the budget.
Overall, there is so much more functionality and uses for the CamRanger (including remote camera operation while in Live View, multiple client screening and image sharing) than what my current needs are, I’m looking forward to using it for my workshops.
For more information, to your own CamRanger, or for app updates see:
A complete technical review of the CamRanger can be found at:
Previewer for Windows can be found here at: