#7. "RE: Using a cell phone or Nook tablet as monitor for Nikon D800?" In response to In response to 5
>Leonard, > >USB Adapter: >Here is the adapter I am using with my Note: >http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-S2-Multi-functional-Connection-Kit/dp/B006MJZOMW/ref=pd_sim_cps_7 > >Phone Size: >As far as size goes, it's the reason I chose it. The screen >is what does it for me with this phone. When I were it with >tighter fitting jeans I am careful when putting on my shoes! >You do notice it in your pocket. With that said, it fits fine >in most pockets/pants. I've never trusted my breast pocket in >a shirt to hold anything valuable, but it will slide into a >dress shirt pocket. > >Apps: >I've used "Remote Your Cam" app with the d800. It's >a little clunky but gets the job done. I plan to evaluate >others. Here is a short list of recently reviewed apps. >http://geeknizer.com/control-canon-nikon-dslr-with-android/ > >Let me know if I can test something specifically for you. I'm >sure I'd be happy to. > >Dan Meier
Thanks a lot for the help.
I will try this out at some point in the future. For the moment, I am still learning how to use the D800. I've been reading Thom Hogan's D800 guide, and trying some things out. I've only had the camera for a week or so.
Let me explain what I intend. I have been doing view camera photography for many years, in 4 x 5 since about 2002. It is a bit difficult to lug my 4 x 5 gear around at my age, so I've been looking for alternatives. It seems as if the D800 will allow me to produce images I can print at 16 x 20 without seeing much difference compared to scanning 4 x 5 negatives on an Epson V700. I will miss most movements, but tilts and swings are probably not so necessary in FX format because of the greater depth of field. I plan to use live view to compose and trim to shift in the long dimension. But there may be occasions when I need a somewhat larger image to look at when composing. So using a smartphone would be a help.
Leonard Evens Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University