So what is a Promote Control?
Ths unit is an awesome remote control for your Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, and Pentax DSLR Cameras; (check the site for full compatibility list) capable of programming for almost any shooting situation.
Who is it suited for: Any serious photographer who seeks the best hands-free control over their camera.
There are so many applications for the usefulness of the device visit the Promote site for all those details - link at the bottom of this review.
My experience: After many years of using my Promote Control the device is still rock solid, with new features being added and improved through firmware upgrades downloaded from the Promote Control site - this is the way it should be. Promote Control receives a big thumbs up for the free upgrades and Guess what? it is made in the USA!!
Promote Controls is a palm-sized device with a solid tactile button push with good feedback and acknowledgment after pushing a button. Very easy to read (even in sunlight) graphic display, and the menu system is simply eloquent.
As I stated there are so many uses for this device you need to read the online manual, but in a nutshell;
Advanced HDR Bracketing
Bulb mode (automatic >30 sec exposures, even in HDR sequences)
Time-Lapse with optional sequence start delay & HDR Time-Lapse
Bulb Ramping with ISO control and ND filters
Focus Stacking and HDR Focus Stacking
Video control (Canon only)
Automatic, user-defined delay for Mirror Lock-Up
Pocket-sized alternative to laptop-based camera remote control solutions
Weather resistant casing
Long battery life (runs on 2 AA batteries) I do mean long life.
Frequent Free Firmware updates - link at the bottom.
Lifetime warranty for manufacturing and workmanship defects - if it's broken, we will fix it!
- up to 45 images per bracket
- steps from 1/3 to 9 EV between bracketed exposures
- rapid hdr workflows
I use mine for pano's, HDR, and time-lapse; I use this with my Nikon D810A arrives for great Astrophotography.
Promote Control with Cables
The price may seem a bit at the edge, but keep in mind you get a premium product, MADE IN USA, and a lifetime warranty.
What do you need to use it:
First, you should check out the compatibility list on the promote control site - link below. You basically need two cables; for my Nikon D810 I needed a USB3 cable and a shutter release cable - these two cables provides full support for all the capabilities.