Daniel recently said:
This might be a good alternative to a CamRanger at a cheaper price: https://alpinelaboratories.com/pages/pulse.
I am thinking of getting a WiFi tether and can't make up my mind between CamRanger ($300) and Case Air ($150). Obviously, Case Air makes more sense economically. I know they are pretty similar in performance; I am wondering about their APP. Which one is the best? I will use it when I have a multiple off-camera flash setup. Being able to zoom in, focus on an area, and decide on exposure with the help of a good histogram are the main features that what I am after.
Over the years we have discussed CamRanger a lot and the cheaper alternatives (including Case Air).
I've evaluated several apparent alternatives to the CamRanger. But what I find is the gear I've tried that is $80 and $125 is in my opinion junk. I think what it boils down to is that to create a good piece of hardware a good application and good support is around $300 (what the CamRanger costs). Anyone creating a product less than that has to make shortcuts some someplace. None of them are worth the annoyances they create. You get what you pay for.
By the way, I tried my CamRanger out with my iPad Pro (the 12.9" one) and it blew me away. It is an awesome combination. You don't need a screen that large but it sure is cool. I like it much better than using Lightroom on a tethered laptop!
The bottom line is that CamRanger is very widely used by real estate photographers. It is good quality, reliable, works with most DSLRs, works on IOS and Android, and has great customer service. Most serious photographers that want a device like this are more than willing to pay $150 more to get good gear that works.
What do you think has anyone tried a less expensive alternative to the CamRanger that they really like?
Read our review of the CamRanger vs the Case Air.