Arsenal’s manual screen enables you to wirelessly control your camera from your iOS or Android smartphone. You can adjust exposure settings, trigger the shutter, and review photos -- all from up to 100 feet away. 

For a step-by-step guide on using Arsenal’s Manual Mode, check out Getting Started with Manual Mode.

How It Works

The manual screen acts like a wireless remote for your camera. Unlike Smart Mode, which uses algorithms to find optimal settings, the manual screen requires you to choose your desired settings for each shot, such as:

  • Exposure Compensation (EC)
  • Shutter Speed (S)
  • Aperture (F)
  • Light Sensitivity (ISO)

Just like manual shooting without Arsenal, the settings you adjust will depend on the creative mode selected (full manual, shutter priority, aperture priority, etc.). 

As in Manual Mode, you can enable Live View to see a real-time preview of your shot and set focus. When you adjust exposure settings, most cameras will show your manual exposure settings in real-time. 

Note: Unfortunately, some camera models automatically exposure compensate the live preview feed, rather than showing accurate preview of the exposure. With these camera models, take a test shot and review the image to see your settings applied.

You can also use Arsenal’s advanced features -- such as exposure bracketing, focus stacking, and long exposure stacking -- to extend your camera’s potential and achieve your creative goal. These options can be found under the gear icon.

Note: On cameras with a rotary mode dial, you will also need to physically switch the camera’s mode dial when Live View is off. When Live View is enabled, the Arsenal app can adjust your camera’s shooting mode. (These cameras will revert to the mode indicated by the dial when Live View is turned off.) 

Features and Capabilities

Live View

See a live preview of your shot wirelessly on your phone. 

Focus Control

Remotely focus your camera’s autofocus lens. You can select a single focus point, multiple points to get in focus, or tell Arsenal to optimize focus for the entire scene. 

Live Histogram

View a real-time histogram of your scene’s brightness, allowing you to identify over- or under-exposed scenes before taking the shot.

Exposure Control

Set your preferred exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, and/or light sensitivity (ISO). 

Creative Mode Control

Change your camera’s creative mode (e.g. shutter priority, aperture priority) from the Arsenal Remote app. When a creative mode is selected, Arsenal will enable control of the relevant settings (e.g. exposure compensation, aperture, and/or ISO for Aperture Priority). 

Remote Trigger

Trigger your camera’s shutter wirelessly from your smartphone. You can access additional features under the settings menu. 

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