#1. "RE: WiFi Cards for D700?" In response to Reply # 0
I haven't seen a WiFi enabled CF card though Sandisk makes a WiFi enabled SD card and there are SD to CF adaptors available. The Nikon WT-4 will send images from the camera to the computer wirelessly. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: WiFi Cards for D700?" In response to Reply # 0
Ann Arbor, US
The only WiFi card I'm aware of, is made by Eye-Fi. The problem is that they only make WiFi SDHC cards, not CompactFlash like what you have in the D700. However, you can get a CFMulti CompactFlash adapter, you put the Eye-Fi SD card in it, and achieve the result you're after. You probably want to further research this device, see what users say about it and how well it really works.
#5. "RE: WiFi Cards for D700?" In response to Reply # 0
I used the Eye-Fi card for my Oly camera. It is pretty neat.
As soon as I got home, I would turn on my camera and the eye-fi card would start to download the photo's. If the camera fell asleep during download and you turned the camera back on, it remembered where it had left off and would continue there.
I did however stop using the card. Most often then not, I would have to take the card out of the camera and plug it back into the little eye-fi port reader that came with it, as I always got errors that the computer could not download. HOWEVER... I think this was due to my wifi. The wifi I had would fall asleep so to say and when it woke back up it lost the connectivity to the card. This became frustrating.
I do have a new wifi now, and I want to test the card again, but now I can't find it. I will make a greater effort to find it, since I want to know if the problems I was having was due to the card or due to my old wifi.
When it worked it was great. No taking the card out of the camera. I know this seems like no big deal. But, I have a case around the Oly that screws into at the bottom. I would have to unscrew the case each time to get to the card.
The Eye-fi card can also geotag the photo's which is pretty cool.
I will put more effort into finding the card, and if I find it will update and let you know how it is going. I think though the problems I had were mainly due to my old wifi and not the card.
Oh and yes, you can then see the photo's on the iPad, or any computer you have set up to send the photo's to automatically. You can even send it to a cloud storage where you can then download and view from if you wish.
#6. "RE: WiFi Cards for D700?" In response to Reply # 5
the others are correct, at the moment Eye-fi only makes the cards as SD, not CF. But a friend of mine also told me about the adapter card holder. I have not tried this though. I decided only to use CF cards on my D700.
#9. "RE: WiFi Cards for D700?" In response to Reply # 6
South Australia, AU
Thank You for your detailed reply Christine, Gives me a pretty good handle on the product, Like you, will wait and see what happens with the performance of a wifi CF card when they come out, Might still buy an iPad anyway Regards, Gary
#7. "RE: WiFi Cards for D700?" In response to Reply # 0
I've also been looking at the Eye-Fi SD card for my D300 and D700 with a SD to CF adapter. So far a couple of things have held me back:
1) mediocre reviews of the Eye-Fi products -- I shoot semi-professionally and can't afford to loose images or have technical problems during my fast paced shoots.
2) Speed -- I watched the video on the Eye-Fi website and it showed a D700 take an image and I counted ~10 seconds to transfer the image to an iPad. I don't know if that was a full res JPEG or reduced resolution. I would doubt they were transferring RAW files as that would make the interface look even slower.
#12. "RE: WiFi Cards for D700?" In response to Reply # 0
Yes, I forgot to mention that. The card is slow.
Not only did I notice that the card was slower while taking the photos, the transfer rate, but also when downloading photos.
Please don't think the card, wi-fi. iPad combo is like those professional set ups where the photos get sent directly to the computer. This is not really a direct link like that. I would turn on my camera and the card would download. If I then went to turn on the computer I could see it was downloading. It took longer then 10 seconds to download a photo. I would say its much slower then when I download my photos directly.
What it's good for... It's in my pocket camera and if I had shots on it, I'd come home and turn on the camera. No need to take card out of camera and stick in card reader. Later in the evening when all is done with the family and I have a minute to sit down, the photos were down loaded and organized in the folders already. Since I have very little time, at least that part was done with.
It is a cool little gadget, but far from any fast solutions.
Would I recommend it? Probably more to a hobby photographer.
#13. "RE: WiFi Cards for D700?" In response to Reply # 12
South Australia, AU
Tks Christine, >As a side note... I love my iPad!! That is on my Xmas list The last time I looked under the Xmas tree, there was no box around the dimensions of a 500 f4 either? Must be on back-order I guess Regards, Gary