Phottix Hector Live View Wired Remote
Phottix® HECTOR Set contains:A receiver with a LCD display
AV and shutter release cable – connects receiver with camera’s AV and remote socket (8 optional cables to suit various cameras)
1 x rechargeable 3.7V 1300mAh lithium-ion batteries
1 x 5V 1000mA AC/DC adapter
The Phottix Hector remote is a solid unit made of black ABS+PC plastic, measuring 5.4" x 2.6" x 1" (136mm x 65.5mm x 25.5mm), and weighing in at 13.7 oz (390g). It features a 2.5 inch color LCD screen, a large main button for autofocusing and shutter release, and smaller buttons for accessing the three additional shutter release functions. Indicator lights for Power, Charge (both red in color), and Camera Function (green in color) are located below the LCD screen.
The bottom of the unit has a dial for adjusting LCD brightness, and jacks for the power/charging adaptor, the remote cable to connect the Hector to the camera, and a power switch. The back of the unit hold the battery compartment.
Connecting the Hector
The Hector connects to DSLR cameras via a 2 meter cable. One end is plugged into the camera, the other, with two prongs – one for shutter release, the other for live view – are plugged into a camera’s remote and AV jacks. One interesting thing about the Phottix Hector : It can be used on several different camera models from Canon and Nikon.
Using the Phottix Hector
After plugging in the cables and turning the unit and camera on, and engaging the live view mode on the camera, a live view image from the camera appears on the unit’s LCD. The shutter button on the unit act like the shutter release button on your camera: A half-press focuses, a complete press releases the shutter. On achieving focus the Hector’s green “camera” LCD changes to green, showing the camera is ready.
Three additional shutter modes are available – 2 second delay, bulb, and continuous mode. The delay mode releases the shutter after two seconds, and the continuous mode captures five images. The bulb mode is self explanatory, a manual way to release the shutter and keep it open.
The Hector, without a battery, will work as a wired remote shutter release, without the LCD preview. This is an added bonus, cutting down on the assorted gear in your camera bag.