TP-Link 3040 (2 of 2)

The short answer to that question is yes. I spoke with the guys from TP-Link this morning, i’m currently on Scotland time, so I think that’s evening in the United States. Here’s what they said.

Under an agreement with TP-LINK, CamRanger is a rebranded TP-LINK router. CamRanger has altered the TL-MR3040’s firmware and created an app which provides a much greater degree of functionality than what the TL-MR3040 would otherwise provide for camera buffs.


The CamRanger uses proprietary firmware that allows you to use it with Canon and Nikon cameras on Android, IOS, and windows devices.  As far as I know the DSLR controller option only works with Canon cameras being used with Android devices. It does a great job, but if you are looking to use an IOS or windows devices, you’re going to have to pony up for the CamRanger or learn to write your own app and firmware for the TP-Link TL-MR3040.

Also I didn’t mention in my previous post that you will need a USB to USB mini cable. If you bought your Camera new the cable you need is in the box. Chances are you’ll probably have the cable laying around the house, but if not you can pick up the cable on Amazon for around $5.

The tests I’ve done so far on the Canon 6d have been very positive. Frame rates are fast enough to be completely usable as a field monitor, controls work well, and linking the DSLR Controller app to the TP-Link TL-MR3040 is a very simple process. For wireless monitoring and control of your Canon camera, this is the most affordable and useful options I’ve tried.

I often get questions about monitoring options for others on a shoot. While this isn’t a perfect solution, It’s more than good enough when you’re shooting on a budget. I’ll try to post a video demo once I’ve made it to my hotel this evening.

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