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miggo - Pictar One Plus Shooting Grip / Holder for Apple® iPhone® 6 Plus, 6s Plus and 7 Plus - Silver/Black
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WOW! This is an extremely cool device that works wonderfully, and have had very little issues with it. The Pictar camera grip comes in a very nice box, that includes the grip itself, a quick-start guide, a neoprene sleeve, a wrist strap, and a neck strap. The unit comes with a battery preinstalled, that is housed within the back of the unit, behind a door. Setup is a breeze. Remove the plastic insert on the battery, and the unit comes to life. Download the Pictar app for iOS and the grip is found instantly, no real “pairing process, just a button press. It is optional to create a pictar account, which is a big plus, as I just wanted to get down to shooting and avoid wasting time with an account. To get shooting, make sure to remove your iPhone’s case. This is the biggest downfall of the unit, but the photos you’ll capture are well worth the sacrifice in protection (right!? :). Slide the unit onto the phone, and pull down on the spring-loaded clip, so that the phone can fit into he cameras housing. This may be a little tricky the first time- so be patient. Next, open the app and start shooting! You’ll immediately be greeted by a nice how-to guide that gets you a feel for the easy controls. The grip consumes only half of the camera, so lens accessories (e.g. olloclip ) still work. Further, the grip adds the minimal bulge of a mirrorless camera, it just adds enough that makes the device more grip-able. OVERVIEW OF FUNCTIONS. The controls are as follows: 1. Shutter: Half-press for focus lock, and full press for picture capture 2. Zoom Ring: On the back of the grip (side of the phone with the camera) your middle finger will likely call this area home. This allows for digital zoom to be controlled. It works well, but I often found that I was spinning the wheel faster than the app was working, so I had to slow down to compose the shot I was looking for. 3. Exposure wheel: This is the coolest thing for me, a wheel completely dedicated to the exposure of the camera! I really liked it, but I wish that it could be reprogrammed via the app to control different sliders within the app (shutter speed, the effect % of filters, ect.) Note: it switches to ISO in Manual mode. 4. Smart Wheel: This is a big of an overstatement, as this is the wheel that controls the mode of the camera (auto, manual, shutter priority, iso priority, portrait, sport, landscape, macro, selfie, video). I found it to be a little laggy, but overall easy to work. The real issue is that the modes only have logos, so if you don’t know that a logo does, you must wait a few seconds to get into that mode to see if it is what you actually want! The unit also has a cold shoe mount for adding lights, and other accessories. It is a great inclusion, and I quickly added a LED light to it for shooting people at night. Note: this is not a “hotshoe” meaning it does not interface with the pictar in any way, nor does it have any electrical components. Shooting photos on this unit is a BLAST! It is easy to use, and offers a myriad of controls compared to the lackluster an frustrating offering from Apple’s own app. The tripod mount makes it into a mountable camera, perfect for time lapses or group shots. THE APP. The app is awesome! For a product that just shipped to Kickstarter backers around 3 months ago- to have this phenomenal of an app- is a rarity. Although I believe some things can be changed, and more functions can be added, the unit is in a state where improvements would only advance it, and the current software is a breeze.
I would recommend this to a friend
Awesome to have around and travel withPosted
I vlog+ blog. I love sharing my experiences with my friends and followers and have to say this product is perfect for me. Definitely was skeptical at first but it did impress me. Controlling ISO and the zoom button are huge for me. Love that they have a Pictar workshop to give tips on photography, learning more everyday! Highly Recommended!!
I would recommend this to a friend