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PDF Content Summary: Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Use this Help Guide when you have issues or questions on how to use your Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander. Supported camera models Identifying the parts Preparations Unpacking Inserting the battery Pairing the unit with the mounted camera Confirming the setting on the camera Mounting the camera Adjusting the tilt angle Preventing unintentional operations Shooting About the camera shooting styles 1 Shooting a still image Shooting a video Zooming the camera Indicator activities Activating the camera's C1 function About this unit Notes on use Specifications Trademarks Troubleshooting The remote commander function of this unit fails to work. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 2 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Supported camera models This unit is Shooting Grip with the Bluetooth compatible wireless remote commander function (hereinafter referred to as “this unit”). For camera models compatible with this unit, visit the website at: sony.net/dics/vpt2bt/ 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 3 Camera 1. mounting screw 2. Flip button Flips around the mounted camera. For details, see “Adjusting the tilt angle.” 3. Angle adjusting button Adjusts the angle of the grip. For details, see “Adjusting the tilt angle.” 4. PHOTO button 5. Indicator 6. MOVIE button 7. LOCK switch Disables the remote commander function to prevent unintentional camera operations. 8. Zoom button 9. C1 button Activates the function assigned to the C1 button on the camera. For details about the camera's settings, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your camera. 10. Adjustment wheel Adjusts feel for changing the angle of the grip. 11. Camera mounting wheel 12. Battery chamber lid About the built-in Bluetooth®antenna This unit is equipped with a built-in Bluetooth antenna at the section shown in the following illustration. When you operate this unit, keep your hand away from the section to prevent a possible Bluetooth connection failure. 4 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Identifying the parts Related Topic Activating the camera's C1 function Preventing unintentional operations Inserting the battery Supported camera models Pairing the unit with the mounted camera Indicator activities 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 5 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Unpacking If you find anything missing, please contact your dealer. The number in the parentheses indicates the quantity. Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander (1) Lithium coin cell battery (CR2032) (1) Pouch (1) Set of printed documentation 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 6 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Inserting the battery Insert the supplied lithium coin cell battery (CR2032) into the battery chamber of this unit. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 1 Push the tab ( ) on the lid, and then remove the battery chamber lid. 2 Insert the supplied lithium coin cell battery. Insert the battery so that the + terminal is facing upward. (+ on the battery chamber indicates the direction of the battery.) 3 Replace the battery chamber lid. 7 ) on the battery chamber lid to the left and hold the tab, push down the other tab ( Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Pairing the unit with the mounted camera Establish a Bluetooth connection between this unit and a camera. Before establishing a Bluetooth connection, you must pair the unit with the camera (device registration). NoteThe following is an example of the mounting procedure for Sony Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras and Sony digital still cameras. Before you start pairing, make sure that the LOCK switch on this unit is NOT in the “LOCK” position. 1 (network) → [Bluetooth Settings] → [Bluetooth Function] → [On]. 2 On the camera, select MENU → 3 On the camera, select MENU → (network) → [Bluetooth Settings] → [Pairing]. 4 On this unit, press and hold the PHOTO button ( 5 When a confirmation message appears on the camera's screen, select [OK]. NoteIf pairing fails, the indicator on this unit flashes rapidly. If this happens, repeat the procedure all over again. A pairing attempt times out when a certain amount of time elapses between the actions in step 8 On the camera, select MENU → (network) → [Bluetooth Rmt Ctrl] → [On]. If the pairing screen appears on the camera's screen, proceed to step ) simultaneously for at least 7 seconds. . In the event of the following, pair this unit with the mounted camera all over again. appears and pairing begins. When pairing is complete, [Paired.] appears. ) and the T side of the Zoom button ( . and step You mounted a different camera on this unit for operation. (When you replaced the camera back with the previously mounted one, you must pair the unit with the mounted camera all over again as well.) You reset the camera's network settings. If this unit is kept unused while a Bluetooth connection is established, (no Bluetooth connection) may appear on the camera’s screen. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 9 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Confirming the setting on the camera

On the camera, select MENU → (network) → [Bluetooth Rmt Ctrl] and make sure that [On] is selected.

NoteYou cannot use the function for linking location information with a smartphone while [Bluetooth Rmt Ctrl] is set to [On]. You cannot use an infrared remote commander while [Bluetooth Rmt Ctrl] is set to [On]. While [Bluetooth Rmt Ctrl] is set to [On], the camera will not switch to the power-saving mode. Change the setting to [Off] when you are done using the Bluetooth remote commander. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 10 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Mounting the camera Mount a camera to this unit. Install the battery pack and a memory card in the camera before mounting to this unit. 1 Fit the camera mounting screw on this unit into the tripod screw hole on the bottom of the camera ( NoteBe careful not to drop the camera or this unit. When you are finished with using this unit, remove it from the camera and keep it in the supplied pouch. Before removing the unit from the camera, turn the LOCK switch to the “LOCK” position. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 11 ) , and then turn the camera mounting wheel to secure the camera ( ). Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Adjusting the tilt angle Adjust the tilt angle of the grip or the facing direction of the camera mounted on this unit. To adjust the tilt angle of the grip By pressing the angle adjusting button, you can change the tilt angle of the grip by 10 degrees. To adjust feel for changing the angle of the grip Turn the adjustment wheel ( Press 1 and hold the angle adjusting button ( 2 Make sure that the angle adjusting button rises back into position to indicate that the grip is locked at the desired angle. HintIf the camera mounted on this unit is heavy, the camera may tilt all at once while you are adjusting the tilt angle of the grip by pressing the angle adjusting button. To avoid this, it is recommended that you tighten the adjustment wheel (by turning it 12 ) and release the button when the grip is adjusted to the desired angle ( ). Before you press the angle adjusting button, be sure to hold the camera with your hand in case it tilts all at once. Do not change the angle of the grip by force without pressing the angle adjusting button. ). clockwise). If the camera is light, on the other hand, it is easier to adjust the tilt angle of the grip when the adjustment wheel is loose. Do not tighten the adjustment wheel excessively. When the adjustment wheel is excessively tightened, you can use a coin or an equivalent to loosen the wheel. To change the facing direction of the camera By pressing the flip button ( ). Each time you press the button, the camera flips by 90 degrees. NoteMake sure that the angle adjusting button has risen back into position. If not, the grip is not locked. Hold the camera and change the angle by moving the grip until the angle adjusting button rises back into position. Depending on the tile angle of the grip, the remote commander function of this unit does not work. In such a case, readjust the tilt angle of the grip. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 13 ), you can flip around the camera ( Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Preventing unintentional operations You can disable the remote commander function of this unit to prevent unintentional camera operations that may occur while you are carrying around the unit along with the mounted camera.

1 Turn the LOCK switch to the “LOCK” position. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 14

To enable the remote commander function, turn the LOCK switch away from the “LOCK” position. Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT About the camera shooting styles For camera shooting, grasp this unit with your hand or use it as a tripod by opening the legs of the unit. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 15 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Shooting a still image Operate this unit that has a Bluetooth connection with a camera to shoot a still image. Press the PHOTO button ( Related Topic Pairing the unit with the mounted camera Shooting a video 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation ). 1 Press the button halfway down to focus, and then press it all the way down to shoot. When the camera comes into focus by the auto focus function, the indicator on this unit turns on. When shooting is successful, the indicator turns on. 16 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Shooting a video Operate this unit that has a Bluetooth connection with a camera to shoot a movie. Press the MOVIE button ( Related Topic Pairing the unit with the mounted camera Shooting a still image 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation ). 1 Movie shooting starts. To stop shooting, press the MOVIE button once again. When shooting starts, the indicator on this unit turns on. When shooting stops, the indicator turns off. 17 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Zooming the camera Operate this unit that has a Bluetooth connection with a camera to zoom in/out the camera.

Press the zoom button ( 1 ). ).

NoteThe zoom speed varies depending on the camera or lens. The zoom function works with a camera or lens featuring a built-in electronic power zoom. If the digital zoom function of the camera is turned on, digital zooming will be performed. Related Topic Pairing the unit with the mounted camera 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 18 Press the T (Telephoto) end of the button to zoom in on a subject. Press the W (Wide-angle) end of the button to zoom out on a subject. By pressing and holding either end of the zoom button, you can zoom in/out on a subject faster. Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Indicator activities The indicator on this unit lights or flashes in accordance with the operation of the remote commander function of this unit or with the operation or state of the camera as described below: Related Topic Identifying the parts 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation when the camera comes into focus by the auto focus function when you shoot a still image or start recording by pressing the PHOTO button

Lights while movie shooting is in progress when pairing succeeds when the camera receives zoom signals from this unit Flashes while the self-timer is in operation while pairing is in progress Flashes rapidly when pairing fails when you switch the LOCK switch from “LOCK” to the position other than “LOCK” while the remaining battery power is low

when the camera fails to receive remote operation signals from this unit 19 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Activating the camera's C1 function By pressing the C1 button on this unit, you can activate the function assigned to the camera's C1 button. For details about the camera's C1 button, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your camera. Related Topic Supported camera models 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 20 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Notes on use If the weight of the mounted camera exceeds the maximum weight limit of this unit (total weight of the mounted camera and accessories), the unit may fall over, resulting in damage. Be sure to mount your camera securely to this unit. When you hold the unit for camera shooting, be sure to grasp it firmly as well. Failure to do so may cause dropping of the camera or unit, resulting in an accident or injury. Do not swing this unit around while a camera is mounted on it. Depending on the camera mounted on this unit, the camera's screen may bump into the grip head and stop while you are opening the screen. In such a case, do not attempt to further open the screen by force. Before you adjust the tilt angle of the grip or the facing direction of the camera mounted on this unit, be sure to hold the camera or its lens with your hand. When opening/closing the legs of this unit or adjusting the grip angle, keep your finger(s) out of the way to avoid the risk of being caught. When using this unit as a tripod, spread its legs to full extent and place the unit on a flat surface. Depending on the tilt angle of the grip head or the mounted camera, the unit may lose its balance and wobble. Do not use the unit if it wobbles. When you have attached an accessory to your camera and mounted the camera to this unit, check if the unit still stays in balance. Depending on the attached accessory, the camera may not fit for use with the unit. Do not use this unit in a place subject to blowing wind or vibration to avoid the risk of falling over. When using this unit in an aircraft or a hospital, follow the instructions from the airline company or the hospital to avoid possible interference with instruments or medical devices caused by radio waves from this unit. Notes on the battery Make sure that the battery is worn out before disposal. To dispose of the battery, insulate the battery contacts with an adhesive strip. If the battery fluid leaks, wipe away any fluid on the battery chamber before inserting a new battery. If the battery fluid comes in contact with your body or clothing, thoroughly rinse it away with water. Depending on the length of the post production period, even a new battery may have a shorter life. Related Topic Inserting the battery 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 21 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Specifications Maximum weight limit Up to 1.5 kg (53.0 oz) (total weight of the mounted camera and accessories) Dimensions (Approx.) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation With the legs folded: 49.5 mm × 173.0 mm × 42.0 mm (2 in. × 6 7/8 in. × 1 11/16 in.) With the legs unfolded: 146.5 mm × 133.5 mm × 163.0 mm (5 7/8 in. × 5 3/8 in. × 6 1/2 in.) (W/H/D) Mass (Approx.) 215 g (7.6 oz) (Without the battery) 22 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT Trademarks The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 23 Help Guide Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander GP-VPT2BT The remote commander function of this unit fails to work. The remote commander function is disabled. Turn the LOCK switch on this unit away from the “LOCK” position. Pairing with the camera may be lost. Pair this unit with the camera all over again. Confirm the setting on the camera. [Bluetooth Rmt Ctrl] may be set to [Off]. The battery contained in this unit is worn out. Replace the battery with a new one. Related Topic Preventing unintentional operations Pairing the unit with the mounted camera Confirming the setting on the camera Inserting the battery Supported camera models 5-011-845-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation 24


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