Manfrotto DSLR Video Remote Review

So you just got your awesome new shoulder rig for your DSLR and love it. But as you pick it up to start filming you realize something terrible… You can’t actually control it without reaching back awkwardly to adjust settings and record… This is one of the biggest problem’s with filming on a DSLR shoulder rig. One solution is to move the camera so that it is front of you, but that creates a very front heavy rig. Luckily there is a solution to this.


  • Clamps on handles easily
  • Has a multi-speed focus thumb controller
  • Tons of features


  • Canon only
  • A little bulky

USB controllers aren’t as good as LANC controllers, but it is the next best thing for DSLR shooters. I’ve found the Manfrotto version to be very good for DSLR work.

manfrotto-dslr-controllerManfrotto Clamp on DSLR Video Remote $279

Product Highlights

  • Remotely Controls Focus/Camera Functions
  • For Canon DSLRs
  • Interfaces with Camera / Lens by USB
  • Clamps onto SYMPLA Spacer or 12-23mm Bar
  • Achieves Automated Follow-Focusing
  • Allows 1-Person Crew
  • Focus / Live View / Capture
  • Customizable Focus Direction / Speed
  • Focus Memory Settings
  • LED Indicators

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