By default, your app will open to the Smart Mode screen. Smart Mode uses Arsenal 2’s artificial intelligence to choose optimal settings for your shot.

Note: Using Smart Mode through the app requires the use of a tripod. If you’d like to shoot handheld, you can take advantage of Arsenal 2's Smart AI, without your phone or the Arsenal 2 app, by shooting in Handheld Mode.

Before shooting in Smart Mode, always make sure that

  • Camera is powered on

  • Arsenal 2 is powered on

  • Camera is connected via USB cable to Arsenal 2

  • Camera is set to Aperture Priority Mode

1. Enable Live View

Tap the Live View icon in the upper right corner of the app. Your camera’s live view will appear in the app.

2. Compose Your Shot

Move your camera and tripod to compose your shot. When getting started, we recommend placing a subject in the foreground so you can test Arsenal 2's various features.

3. Tap to Focus

To select a focus point, simply tap on the live view image. A target square will appear to show the point you selected, and turn green once focused. Make sure your lens is set to auto-focus.

4. Trigger the Shutter

Press the shutter release button at the bottom of the screen to take a photo.

Check out this video to learn how Arsenal 2's Smart Mode chooses the best settings for the shot!

5. Review and Share Photos

Tap the thumbnail image in the lower right corner of the screen to preview your most recent photo. You can then swipe right to see previous shots.

To view the rest of the images in the Arsenal 2 Gallery, tap the Gallery icon in the upper right corner of the image review screen.

To share the photo tap the image you'd like to share, and click on the share icon. You can then choose your preferred destination, such as Instagram, Facebook, email, chat, or choose to save directly to your phone. When posting on social media, you can use the hashtag #withArsenal to share your photos with the Arsenal 2 community.

To save photos to your phone or the onboard Micro SD automatically set up your Photo Storage options.

Check out this video to learn how Arsenal 2's AI chooses the best settings for the shot!


Learn how to use the advanced stacking features in Smart Mode!

Crowd Control, Exposure Bracketing, Focus Stacking with iPhone, Focus Stacking with Android, and Long Exposure Stacking.

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