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    Fantasy Device: Monitor. Impossible?

    On a lightstand sits a 15 inch monitor. It is high-definition, wi-fi and/or bluetooth enabled. It has a hard case and is water resistant.

    ALL THAT IT DOES is clone your camera's LCD. It does NOT turn the camera's LCD off.

    It has a gyroscope to take advantage of portrait or landscape modes.

    One does NOT need to be in Live View to use it.


    I have almost gotten there with Android tablets, but they are a bit too small. I even tried a Samsung Galaxy View, at 18" but it does not do portrait mode and images look just exactly like crap on the screen.

    There are rechargeable monitors now but they all work on USB3 connection, no wifi...

    Sigh.

    Hasn't anyone thought of this? Am I the only one who wants this?

    Tired of tiny LCD for review in the field. Carting around full laptop is not ideal either, IMO. Overkill.


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    Re: Fantasy Device: Monitor. Impossible?

    Do you think something like CamRanger would suit your needs?

  3. #3
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    Re: Fantasy Device: Monitor. Impossible?

    Eh...frankly it does too much.

    I don't need to control the camera from the monitor.

    Also, the real issue here is the screen, not the transmission. I can transmit to android all day and plenty of low cost apps to review or see images pop up as taken. The problem is that all existing Android screens are pretty small, the 18" tablet is too big, no portrait mode and crappy picture anyway.

    It would be fantastic to have a wireless, rechargeable monitor that works with Nikon's wi-fi to simply just mirror the LCD that is about 15 inches total, with 13.8 or something viewable in UHD or whatever equivalent to Raw/BMP output.

    Existing rechargeable monitors have no wi-fi, no ability to deal with Nikon's wi-fi output, don't have HDMI only usb3, and finally aren't very high-def anyway, so same problem as the 18" tablet.

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    Re: Fantasy Device: Monitor. Impossible?

    I should mention that a 2-in-1 would foot the bill, be the right size, have wi-fi, run the low cost apps, hi-def display, etc...however, it's a lot of other stuff I don't really need and the cost therefore is prohibitive.

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    Re: Fantasy Device: Monitor. Impossible?

    What would you use this for? Wired tethering is not an option?
    Woody Green

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  6. #6
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    Re: Fantasy Device: Monitor. Impossible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    What would you use this for? Wired tethering is not an option?
    Wired tethering out in the field is dicey.

    I would use this for reviewing photos with model and collaboration and also for verifying sharpness (things often look great on camera LCD and then look like sauteed buttocks back on the pc.)

    Want to get it right before everyone goes home.

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    Re: Fantasy Device: Monitor. Impossible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelus1 View Post
    Wired tethering out in the field is dicey.

    I would use this for reviewing photos with model and collaboration and also for verifying sharpness (things often look great on camera LCD and then look like sauteed buttocks back on the pc.)

    Want to get it right before everyone goes home.
    Yeah, that makes sense and would be helpful for a variety of shooting situations.
    Woody Green

    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose

    D500, D7200, D7100, D70





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