Shot with ioShutter SLR, Nikon D300S, 90second exposure at f8,2 minute setup timeShot with ioShutter SLR | Nikon D90 | 45 second exposure at f22 | 2 minute setup time | app: ioShutter ProioShutter makes setup for long exposures and timelapses easier than ever before. Here it is on location in NYC.ioShutter in action shooting timelapse!ioShutter in use on a commercial shoot.



Long exposures, timelapse and more, made easy. ioShutter connects your two favourite things: your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and your Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, Samsung or Hasselblad!

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  • Pin sharp photos at slow shutter speeds
  • Perfect for landscapes, cityscapes and more
  • Shoot stunning light trail photos like the top pros!
  • Get out from behind your camera to engage your subjects
  • Set up easy timelapse sequences of your adventures!
  • Sound-activated SLR selfies for family portraits with ZING!
  • x6 more reliable than other iOS shutter releases!
  • The ONLY iOS shutter release that controls your autofocus too

ioShutter is an ‘appcessory’. You connect your camera to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the ioShutter cable, then the ioShutter app on your device controls your camera’s shutter!

It’s great to easily shoot a number of advanced techniques; for fantastic portraits – never hide behind your camera again -, easy time-lapse films, fun sound trigger photos and more!

ioShutterCam on the App Store

It’s already been called “Your camera’s lifeline to AWESOME!” The mighty power of your iPhone with the stunning quality of your SLR!

Check the tabs above for compatibility details and more, and enjoy some videos made with, and featuring, ioShutter behind the scenes!

ioShutter is the original SLR camera control for iPhone. Invented by us for you.

Note that depending on the model you order, the packaging may look different to the images in the gallery.

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ioShutterSLR is fabulous to easily shoot a whole range of photography techniques.

You’ll shoot better portraits when you can get out from behind your camera and look your subjects in the eyes. Not to mention encourage them to trigger the camera by shouting… which is great for kids!

Your long exposures will be better than ever, thanks to easily programmable bulb settings.

Check out the videos panel to see what you can do with ioShutter to create AMAZING timelapse!

The Sound Trigger is useful for several brilliant photo techniques… wildlife photography (read this Blogpost by shooter Jerry Everard for more) and photographing kids (watch this video)!

ioShutter also turns your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad into a Movement Trigger… let us know what use you come up with !

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iOS Device:

iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, and 6, 6+. iPod touches from gen4 onwards and all iPads; iPad1, 2, 3, 4 and mini.

ioShutter App Store Button

ioShutter for Canon N3 works with every:

Canon SLR with the N3 connector, including your:  XC10, EOS 1DC, 1DX, 1DS (and all 1D series), 5DS, 5DSR, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 5D, 6D, 7D Mark II, 7D, EOS 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 70D, EOS D60 (from 2002) EOS D30 (from 2000) and the Canon film cameras EOS AE2, EOS 3 and EOS 1V.

ioShutter with the ‘E3’ Minijack works with your:

Canon G1X, G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, SX50, 60D, 70D, 8000D, 1200D, 1000D, 1100D, 760D, 750D, 650D, 700D, 600D, 100D, 550D, 500D, 450D, 400D, 350D, 300D, EOS Digital Rebel series, Kiss F, X8i, X7i, X5, X4, X3, X50, X70, XS, Elan II/ IIE, Elan 7/7E, Rebel Ti, T1i, T2i, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i, T6i, Pentax K30, K20D, K10D, K5, K5-IIs, K7, Super, K100D, D110D, *ist Ds2, +ist D, *ist Ds, *ist, *ist DL, 645D Samsung GX-20, GX-10, GX-1L, GX-1S, Hasselblad H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, Contax 645 (dependent on your back) and the Fuji X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1

ioShutter for Nikon works with:

Every current Nikon digital SLR
(not including the discontinued D40, D50, D70, D70s and D80, or the D60 which has no remote shutter release port)

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Which cameras is ioShutter™ compatible with?

Lots! Check the compatibility tab for details. ioShutter™ is available for Canon, Fuji, Hasselblad, Samsung and Pentax cameras with the E3 minijack connector, and for pro Canon cameras with the N3 connectors. ioShutter for Nikon works with every current Nikon DSLR.

What’s the difference between ioShutterSLR and ioShutterSLR Pro Apps?

The free ioShutter™ Lite app gives you everything a shutter release cable will and a lot more. ioShutter Lite enables you to trigger your camera without touching it. Super useful and fun for lots of reasons:

  • Essential when shooting long exposures.
  • Never hide behind your camera again! Chat with the people you’re photographing instead of hiding behind your camera – and snap the shutter when they’re engaged and relaxed, for great natural candid shots!
  • Lock your camera’s shutter open for awe-inspiring shots of cityscapes, the night sky and more.
  • When you lock the shutter button down in ioShutter Lite and Pro, the timer counts the length of your exposure!
  • The functions drawer opens up some serious (and super-fun) extra functions like timelapse, ClapToSnap™ and ShakeToTake™ settings.
  • You can stack ioShutter functions, for example to set your timelapse to start in 60 seconds.

All from the free app!

The ioShutter Pro app has all the same fantastic control options plus makes every function fully customisable and programmable, perfect for the inner OCD mega-serious photographer inside you!

Does the app work on its own?

The ioShutter™ app won’t control your camera without the ioShutter™ cable. Download the ioShutter™ app to play around with and check it out before buying your cable. To disable the automatic warning that prompts you to plug your cable in, simply go into ‘Settings’ in the app and set ‘Reminders’ to ‘Off’.

Reliability… sometimes my camera doesn’t fire when I tap ioShutter’s™ button, or the first Timelapse exposure doesn’t fire.

Check to see if you’ve got your camera set to “Only trigger when Focus Lock achieved”. On rare occasions with this setting, if your camera can’t find focus, the trigger may not fire the camera when you tap the button.
To ensure total reliability, set your focus to Manual (particularly for timelapse) and give your camera a moment to wake up when tapping the button by slowly touching and releasing rather than a lighting-fast ninja tap. This is no different from normal use of your camera; if you mash your shutter button really quickly it often won’t fire your camera.

Reliability… sometimes the app behaves strangely.

First of all, check that your volume is turned up to maximum.
When you close an app on most iOS devices, they continue to run in the background. Eventually, there are so many apps running, that the app that you want to use may not run reliably.
CLICK HERE to find out how to quickly and easily restart the app.
iOS devices are as much a computer as they are a music player or telephone. While we often shut down our computers every day, we often never do this with our iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.
If restarting the app doesn’t work, try restarting your device. It’s easy, simple and safe to do.
CLICK HERE to find out how to quickly and easily restart your device.
In every case we’ve heard of the ioShutterSLR app acting strangely, these tips have always solved it!

Why are there On/Off switches as well as Cancel/Save buttons in the functions?

This gives you the option to save changes you’ve made to a function, or exit the screen without changes. Let’s say you’ve got a function set up but you want to check some settings. You go back into the function to have a look at some different settings but decide you were happy with your preset. Without the Cancel/Save buttons, every time you leave the screen ioShutter™ will save the setting you’re looking at. Adding the Cancel/Save buttons gives you more flexibility to check or change parameters.

What happens if someone phones, texts or iMessages me?

If you’re using ioShutter™ on an iPhone for, say, a long TimeLapse or Bulb exposure and you don’t want it to be interrupted, put your iPhone in “Airplane” mode in Settings. Or use an iPod touch. Or an iPad.

Is ioShutter™ wireless?

A wireless version would cost a lot more and be a lot more complicated. Simple = Better.

Does ioShutter™ work with compacts?

Yes, some of them; particularly the Canon G10, G11 and G12. More to come.

Does ioShutter™ trigger video?

ioShutter™ controls the shutter button of your camera. If your video is started and stopped by the shutter button, like with the Canon G10, G11 and G12, then ioShutter™ can trigger video. You can even use it to schedule the video starting, or by using the Pro app timelapse settings you can even schedule when the video stops too!

Is ioShutter™ waterproof?

Don’t be silly. Would you use your iPad as an umbrella? No.

What happens if my iDevice goes to sleep?

ioShutter™ keeps your device awake. Because of subtle differences between the systems of iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, ioShutter™ isn’t reliable if it lets your device sleep. We’re working on it though, to conserve battery life, and once we’ve solved it, device sleep will appear in an app upgrade.

Hellooo?!?! Some of us use Android?

ioShutter SLR currently only works with iOS on iPhones, iPads (all of ‘em!) and iPod touches.

I’ve got a suggestion for ioShutter™! or EEUW! I found a bug!

Hit the ‘Feedback’ button in the ioShutter™ App Settings panel to let us know your suggestion.

I’ve already got an intervalometer, why do I want ioShutter™?!

Intervalometers are another thing to carry, and you’ve always got your phone with you, right? Not to mention they run out of batteries, only do ooooh…. around half the things you can do with ioShutter™ and are based on old-school LCD watch-style tech that isn’t programmable like ioShutter™. Let’s face it… anything you can do on your iPhone is just… well… better. With ioShutter™ you can schedule your timelapse to start at 5:50am to catch the sunrise. And trigger your camera when the toddler you’re photographing giggles. And a lot more!

I LOVE ioSHUTTER™! But now I’ve shot this timelapse, what the heck do I do with all these photos?!

There are a ton of options. The simplest is a funky little app called Timelapse on the Mac App Store. If you’re on a PC or looking for more advanced software, there’s a fantastic Lightroom plugin called LRTimelapse here (click on these descriptions to jump over to their sites).

I think ioShutter™ should be FREE! Why should I pay for it?

ioShutter™ was invented by James Madelin, a Kiwi photographer and inventor living in the UK. Creating something totally new is challenging, exciting and expensive. With no precedent, every step of the way involves hard work and effort to bring something new and cool into the world that has never been done before. It takes time and money. Then there are the challenges of making sure you can get hold of ioShutter™!
Ensuring smooth international distribution so you can buy the gear you love is just another part of a huge puzzle that is running a modern international company. Even a tiny, exciting, innovative bootstrapped one like enlight photo.
Copying something that’s already been done is easy, fast and cheap. The other versions of ioShutter are upt to x6 less reliable thanks to ioShutter’s awesome unique microchip circuitry and quality control. Don’t just take our word for it, some of the world’s leading tech journalists have noticed too.You don’t get awesome for nothing.

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If you’ve got some ioShutterSLR buzz to send us, tag it with @enlightphotopro on Twitter or drop it on the orbis® Facebook page!

Many of these testimonials are clickable links to the original ioShutter buzz!

Popped to the beach earlier and bagged some 180 sec exposures. Gotta love my ioShutter cable!
@GavinHoey on Twitter

“4 reasons I Love My ioShutter”… Read the review here!
-LiveEachAdventure Photography

“Oh. WOW”
-WIRED online

“You kidding me? That works for my Hasselblad? That’s bloody AMAZING.”
-Hasselblad ambassador Nick T

“Holy crap. That’s AWESOME.”
-Fashion Photographer Garth Badger

“ioShutter is ingenious!” Read Edmond’s review here.
-World Press Photo winner Edmond Terakopian

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When you get ioShutter, download the ioShutter Lite app here or you can choose ioShutterSLR Pro app here.
They both include shutter control, autofocus control, wake-up-from-sleep, timer, bulb for long exposures, timelapse, sound and shake functions, but the Pro app makes all these functions fully programmable.

You’ll find the app shows you how to get set up and ready to shoot when you first open it, and this page is another place to learn.

  1. iPad_Instructions_P1_web

    To begin, plug your ioShutter cable into your SLR.

    Then launch the app.

    1 Touch the button and your camera will aufotocus

    2 Release the button and you’ll take a photo!

  2. iPad_Instructions_P2_web
    1 If your camera is set to Motordrive,
    2 touch and drag the button down halfway and your camera will focus then take photos in a sequence,
    3 until you take your finger off the button.
  3. iPad_Instructions_P3_web
    For manual long exposures,

    1 Set your camera to B or Bulb,

    2 then drag the button to the bottom of the track. Your camera will autofocus and the shutter will open.
    3 To close the shutter, push the button back up to rest.

Hints and Tips

Remember, for long exposures, you can programme Bulb using the Bulb function in the functions drawer or use the main ioShutter app button as described above.

Sometimes you may find you get best reliability setting your camera to manual focus and pre-focussing. This applies to any shutter control device you’re using.

ioShutterPRO app tip: set your camera to motordrive then programme the Bulb function in the drawer for 1 second. Every time your press the ioShutter App shutter button, your camera will take as many photos as your camera can shoot in one second!

Shooting kids? Use the Sound trigger and they’ll be laughing to make your camera fire! For best results, set the Sound level in ioShutterSLR Pro and programme a short delay too. This works really well with the FREE ioShutter Lite App too!

Keep checking back for more hints and tips!

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