Applications

  • use it for self portraits and group photos
  • prevents camera shake for telephoto shots or macros
  • allows crisp and sharp night shots and long time exposures
  • remote trigger multiple cameras synchronously with one transmitter (e.g. for stereo photography)
  • setup multiple cameras and remote control them incon- spicuous from one place (e.g. wedding photography)
  • release the shutter even when you simply can't reach the trigger - also through walls
  • fascinating and authentic wildlife and animal pictures
  • hidden shutter release in order to avoid posed pictures (e.g. kids)

Application Examples

Bird / Wildlife Photography

How to:
  • Setup your camera at the ideal spot, as close to the object as needed
  • Review and adjust the focus, photo composition and all other settings
  • Then release the shutter from a convenient and safe place, far enough to not disturb the situation
  • Observe the scene and trigger in the perfect moment - you don't even need line-of-sight to the camera

Why using the ZAP-SHOT?

  • Using the self timer is simply not possible for this application.
  • A cable remote switch won't give you the long distance needed - also, pulling a long cable is not feasible in most situations.
  • An infrared (IR) remote can only trigger the camera from the front, but you are usually behind the camera/object. The control distance is too low - bright sunlight might even cancel the signal.

Self / Group Photo

How to:
  • Take your time to properly setup the camera, review the focus point and the photo composition
  • Bring yourself in the scene without a rat-race against the self timer
  • Hide the key fob transmitter invisible in your hand, in your pocket or behind your back.
    The transmitter is very small and doesn't have a telescopic antenna!
  • Release as often you want without leaving the scene. You'll get the shot you want!

Why using the ZAP-SHOT?

  • When using the self-timer, it may be dangerous or impossible to rush from the camera to the photo position "on time". The camera fires when the time is gone - not when you're ready. Caught in a bad moment? Go back and do it all over again...
  • Even if the cable of your remote switch is long enough, you will have problems to hide the cable running into the scene. Don't even think about using a cable switch to get yourself into the picture when visiting a crowded area in a city. You can already see your tripod falling after someone tripped over your cable.
  • An infrared (IR) remote can do the job unless the distance is too long and bright sunlight cancels the infrared light beam. With instant release, the remote will be shown on the picture. With the delay function, the camera once again determines when to trigger - not you!

Remote Camera Location

How to:
  • Setup / mount the camera in the desired angle. Make sure all batteries are charged and there is enough available memory space.
  • Bring the camera in final photo position.
  • Use the key fob to conveniently release the camera - how often you want without touching the camera again.
  • Just press the focus button to wake up your camera in case it goes to sleep mode.
  • This allows you to take beautiful ground based aerial photos. This technique is also used by paragliders, event photographers, ...

Why using the ZAP-SHOT?

  • Using the self timer is not feasible in this situation.
  • A cable remote switch is not flexible enough. The cable may break or can be disturbing.
  • Since an infrared (IR) remote can only trigger from the front of the camera and in a narrow angle, this won't work in most situations. Also, the distance is probably too low and sunlight can disturb the infrared signal.