SLR Shepherd

Wired Remote for Stereo Flash Photography with Twin SLR Cameras


Introduction: The SLR Shepherd is a hand-held wired remote for stereo photography with twin SLR cameras. The cameras can be digital or film. An internal microprocessor reads shutter sync using the strobe output from both cameras, displays the shutter sync, provides control of shutter release to achieve optimal shutter sync, and controls an external flash for optimal flash sync.

Compatible Cameras: Compatible cameras have support for an external wired shutter switch and an external flash. Cameras with only wireless/infrared remote control, or only control through a serial, USB, or Firewire port are not compatible (for example Nikon D50 and D70 are not compatible, but the Nikon D70s is compatible). Compatible cameras include but are not limited to the following:

Compatibility FAQ: Does the SLR Shepherd control video with Canon DSLR cameras? The Canon DSLR cameras so far allow activating video only through the USB port with a computer or with a button on the back of the camera, and not with the wired remote shutter port. So the SLR Shepherd cannot activate video, at least with the current Canon firmware.

Compatible Flash Units: Flash or wireless trigger with a regular two conductor sync cord connection. Examples include but are not limited to hotshoe, PC, household, and PocketWizard wireless. The SLR Shepherd provides high voltage protection for the cameras, so an older high voltage flash system can be used without an additional protection device. The SLR Shepherd does not support at this time TTL flash mode.

User Manual: Additional information about the SLR Shepherd and detailed user instructions.

Ordering: The SLR Shepherd and cables are available from Berezin Stereo Photography Products.


The Pictures: Here are a few sample stereo images for your enjoyment. The pairs are big, 900x600, and I need to use a screen resolution of at least 1024x768 to view them on a web page. I apologize to those of you without broadband also--the compression is mild, because I can't stand to see JPEG compression artifacts in stereo. These images all open in a new window. Optimized for screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher, 32 bit color.
Crossed View Parallel View.
Grass Valley, CA
Wistful Christmas wishes for a new year.
Sony DSC-V3 cameras, LANC Shepherd Pro controller.
Crossed View Parallel View. Sacramento, CA
Garage band.
Sony DSC-V3 cameras, LANC Shepherd Pro controller, Sony HVL-F32X flash.

Crossed View Parallel View.
Crossed View Parallel View.
Redding California.
Sun Dial Bridge over the Sacramento River at dusk.
Sony DSC-V3 cameras, LANC Shepherd Pro controller, Sony HVL-F32X flash.

Crossed View Parallel View.
Crossed View Parallel View.
Sacramento delta, west of Lodi, California.
Sony DSC-V1 cameras, LANC Shepherd Pro.

Crossed View Parallel View.
Crossed View Parallel View.
Crossed View Parallel View.
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Sony DSC-V1 cameras, LANC Shepherd Pro.

Crossed View Parallel View.
SLR Shepherd with a pair of Canon D20 digital SLR cameras.
Sony DSC-V3 cameras, LANC Shepherd Pro.


Best Regards,
Rob Crockett
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