Weighing only 6 gr, this tiny device can be used to trigger the shutter of a digital camera for hundreds of uses. Whether the camera is in a kite, a model aircraft, or simply remote from the operator, the gentled simplifies operation.
NEW: the zoom gentled for OLYMPUS and PENTAX and the standard gentled for Nikon.
|What are the applications for the gentled?
Developed originally for Kite Aerial Photography, this tiny device can be used to trigger the shutter of a digital camera for 101 uses. Whether the camera is in a kite, a model aircraft, on your head, or simply remote from the operator, the gentled simplifies operation.
Maybe you want to trigger the shutter from a PIR motion detector. or perhaps you want to do some time lapse photography? Perhaps your a skydiver and you need a special solution to release your shutter - look no further.
Whatever your doing there is no mechanical parts needed to press the shutter and no need to take the camera apart to add wires. Read on to discover the gentled.
The gentled uses the Infra-red wireless control than many newer cameras have. It allows you to trigger the shutter without an electrical or mechanical connection to the camera, greatly simplifying the automation.How does the gentled work?
As you can see the whole thing is
tiny, and weighs only 6 grams. In fact the RC connector and wires weight more
than the diode and circuitry shown in the picture (2.5g)!
You can also enable a 25 second timer which additionally sends the IR signal to cameras that may shut down if not activated, or use the timer on it's own for simple time lapse photography.
Not all cameras can be remote controlled unfortunately, but many mid to high range digitals can be, as can some 35mm film cameras.Plug and play gentled
To cram so much into such a small package, and with variation between different RC systems we recommend that the joystick of the remote control be replaced with a simple switch circuit to guarantee good operation.
However we can supply a complete solution by including the optional joy-switch.
Full instructions are included in the Operating Manual, however the joy-switch plugs straight into your RC transmitter joystick socket (3pin 0.1" pitch connector type). The switch is supplied with a 200mm long lead, and servo connector. It mounts in a 12.7mm hole, with 30mm clearance behind the panel.
If you do not want to modify your transmitter the gentled will still work, however if you need greater control of the RC signal (e.g. you are controlling the camera and other functions on the same RC channel) we recommend you buy a Schieppati Switch and use that to trigger the gentled.
Manufacturers provide Remote Controls for their cameras, but with gentled you can do so much more!NEW stereo gentled
Can my camera use the gentled?
Not all cameras can be remote controlled unfortunately, but many mid to high range digitals can be, as can some 35mm film cameras.
We provide a number of gentled options to suit different manufacturers. Check your user manual to be sure, but the following table gives details. With new cameras being produced all the time this table may not be completely up to date. Generally we have found that each manufacturer uses the same codes across all of their cameras, so if your manual says the camera can be remote controlled using infra-red (IR) and it is by one of the following companies it should work even if not listed:
Examples of the actual remotes we have used are also given, however other remotes can work, as some manufacturers have a range of remotes with different keys and functions for different cameras, however all have shutter release.
The gentled costs
US$ 18.95 (±€ 15,00) for any of the following options, that price includes air-mail postage
and packing for anywhere in the world. We need to know which option you want,
and you need to check that your camera will support infra-red remote control.
Additionally you can order the gentled with a joy-switch joy-stick replacement for the complete plug-'n-play solution. This set costs US$ 29.95 (±€ 25,00).
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