Trigger the 5Dmk4 with a cell-phone

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ylouis New Member • Posts: 18
Trigger the 5Dmk4 with a cell-phone


In some situation, I'm using my cell-phone (iOS) to trigger the camera remotely.

That works like a charm. However, I have a slight concern. I can't find the way to shutdown the screen view on the camera while I'm using the cell-phone.

Sometime, we need to wait hours before the subject of interest appears in front of the camera. As a result:

1) During this period of time, the camera consumes lot of batterie (I don't need the LCD screen of the camera to be ON while I'm +50 meters away)

2) I also need to disable the automatic power-OFF mode of the 5D itself, otherwise if it switches to sleep mode,  I lose the remote control. Hence, I need afterward to manually switch the camera to on to retrieve the WiFi connectivity.

Question: Can we control remotely the 5Dmk4 with a cell-phone while the live view of the camera is OFF?

Thank you


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