Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi with D800?
is anybody using D800 with any of the Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi cards currently available?
How reliable is this solution to send RAW files to a PC when shooting tethered? Is it much slower than through a good USB 3.0 cable?
Your replies will be appreciated.
#1. "RE: Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi with D800?" | In response to Reply # 0
I am using the Eye-Fi 8GB and new 16GB Pro X2 cards in my D800. They fixed the problem they were having with the D800 and Direct Mode, with a firmware upgrade. Eye-Fi now says the D800 is compatible with their cards.
They work fine on my D800. However, they are slooooooooow with a D800 file due to the size. JPEGS aren't too bad, it takes about 2 or 3 minutes to transfer ONE image. Forget RAW and on TIFF, just say NO!
For file transfer, stick to your USB cable.
Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) www.pictureandpen.com
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#2. "RE: Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi with D800?" | In response to Reply # 1
That's in line with what I thought.
Fighting with a long USB cable when moving around the studio is no fun either, but at least I can see my images on a large screen in 3-4 seconds when shooting RAW.
And one could think we are already so technologically advanced...
I wonder how the Nikon WT‑5A wireless transmitter works with D4, but the transfer rate must be also pretty slow I guess.
#3. "RE: Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi with D800?" | In response to Reply # 2
I have the Eye-Fi 8 GB pro X2.
By this, I can easily connect both my D800's to my iPad (3th).
BUT to have it work rather 'fast', I only send the JPG -basic files via the SD slot. These are just good enough as a preview for what is recorded in NEF lossless 14 bit on the CF card.
Consider this 'work flow' as a substitute for the old day's Polaroïd test shots, but faster, larger (14,5 x 19,5 cm), better and reliable colors, easy to transport and environmentally friendlier (hope so). Eye-Fi is much faster than Polaroïd, it only takes a few seconds to transfer.
The colour Polaroïds toke about 45 sec to develop when temperature was about the ideal 22°C and the colours where still far off!
But Polaroïd had a lot of 'charm', individuality and character, not to mention the creative possibility's with the dye— and emulsion transfers...
Practically, the Eye-Fi <—> iPad combo is a huge leap forward!
We should be really spoiled now: the Eye-Fi/iPad AND the Impossible Project...
PS: Sorry for my bad English, it's only my third language.