Designed for serious amateurs and pros, Promote® Control is an advanced remote control for digital SLR cameras from various manufacturers. It opens new doors for your creativity with its superior automation and intuitive ease of use.
It will have you taking High Dynamic Range (HDR) photographs, time-lapse sequences and much more in a flash. With the Promote Control, you can gain unprecedented, advanced control over your SLR camera in ways that will save you time, especially when taking either traditional or HDR photos.
Capture the World in a Whole New Light:
Among a multitude of easy-to-use features, Promote Control offers unique flexibility for exposure bracketing, which is commonly used to create High Dynamic Range images.
High Dynamic Range, or HDR imaging quickly gains popularity these days, thanks to stunning detail and tone range rendition. Promote Control propels HDR imaging forward by offering unparalleled flexibility, allowing for bracketing step variability previously not possible with in-camera bracketing modes.
Promote Control can also automatically put the camera into Bulb mode as appropriate when performing bracketed exposures longer than 30 seconds, requiring no further user intervention. The resulting images can be processed in a software application of choice to create a highly realistic image with a wide tonal range.
One of the most useful features of the Promote Control is an advanced Time-Lapsemode normally found only in middle to high end professional SLR cameras. Users can now perform Time-Lapse photography with any camera supported by Promote Control, including affordable entry level digital SLR cameras. An optional startdelay can be specified to start a Time-Lapse sequence after a certain time period has elapsed.
Get Sharper Photographs:
In order to boost the quality of their photographs, users can easily setup their Promote Control unit to perform a fully automatic, user-defined delay for Mirror Lock-Up before every picture is taken. Locking the mirror before taking a picture gives a tripod-based camera the ultimate stability required to take a perfectly sharp photograph. The Promote Control brings this important feature to every photographer's workflow in a seamless, sensible way. *
(* Some features are subject to be supported by the camera, and may require an optional separate shutter cable. Shutter cable availability may vary by the camera brand and model.)
Because it's highly customizable, the Promote Control can be calibrated to match your personal preferences. Moreover, the Promote Control's firmware is upgradeable, so the device will stay up-to-date with the latest functionality and enhanced capabilities of future camera models.
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Great Aid for HDR
Taking HDR Photos with my Canon 5D Mk ll
Reviewed by 20 customers
Allows your camera to do pretty much anything, timelapse, long exposure, bulb exposure, crazy high braketing HDR's, HDR-Timelapse combo. But the manual is difficult. Probably because it works across different cameras and does somany things. But you have to dig out critical points onhow to use this things fromthe manual. DEFINETLY practise with it before you use a certain function!!! I've lost a ton of photos because I thought I new how it worked. But if it works, it will let your camera domany, many cool things. Just wish the camera manufacturers built this stuff into the cameras!!!!!!!!!! JUST MAKE SURE YOUR CAMERA IS SUPPORTED and PRACTISE with it!
I mainly use the Promote Control for time lapse and it does the job perfectly and is fairly easy to program. Once the intervalls are programmed, you can walk away and shoot other subjects while your time lapse is completing. I have used it for HDR also which allows more control than came programmed in my Canon camera.
I've had the Promote Controller since last year and have found it to be very helpful for creating bracketed photographs. My camera can only do 3 image brackets, so having the Promote Controller allows me to do as many as I want. For me it is typically 7 to 9 images. And I use it exclusively for photographing interior spaces. It is very easy to use and works great. The only negative I have is that it is a little expensive, but other than that, I have no hesitation in recommending it.
I've been using the Promote Control for almost 3 years now and it's still my favorite accessory. I do paid Real Estate photo shoots and I have to deal with poor lighting most of the time, so bracketing is very common. I shoot with a 5dII which has very limited bracketing features, but with this Promote control the sky's the limit. This device has saved me so much time it has been well worth it's cost. I had to contact the company two times and both times they where very responsive and helpful. One time I had a cord going bad and they sent me new one no questions asked, and the second time I accidentally ripped one of the rubber covers off the top and they sent me a replacement right away. I highly recommend this product if your camera doesn't have bracketing features that meet your needs.
Does exactly what it is supposed to. I use it daily for my HDR work, it saves me about 10mins per job, so up to an hour per day, depending on how busy I am. Not many products can offer that. It could use a little bump or something on the start button so you could easily find it when you're in a position where you can't see it, but that is the only thing I would change. I am so impressed I have purchased a second one as backup, just incase I do something silly and damage it (like drop it in a pool, etc). I have found it invaluable, and a completly neccesary piece of kit.
Lets you make as many bracketed shots as you want
I've gotten several stunning HDR photos that simply wouldn't have been possible any other way.
Got this for a trip to California and had lots of chances to use it. The time lapse was a first for me so I did 5 or 6 and everyone I have showed them to enjoyed them. As a Canon shooter I liked how easy it was to set multiple brackets. I had to back order the shutter release so I have yet to do any star/long exposures.
If you are at all interested in serious HDR photography with several other features incorporated into this unit, including intervalometer capabilities, than you will be quite pleased with this Promote Control. Have used it for over a year now and could not be happier with it. Simple to use and very reliable.
I am very pleased with how the Promote Control performs. After some trial and error, and viewing the on-line videos (highly recommended) I was able to create several sharp images using the focus stacking control. I've not yet fully tested the HDR function but my sense is that it will also perform well. While the price is a little off putting the device lives up to my expect ions, and beyond.