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Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi with D800?

piowoc

St. Louis, US
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piowoc Registered since 06th Aug 2007
Tue 18-Dec-12 05:18 PM

Hello,

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.

Regards,
Peter

DigitalDarrell

Knoxville, US
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#1. "RE: Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi with D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

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Thu 20-Dec-12 02:13 AM

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.

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piowoc

St. Louis, US
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#2. "RE: Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi with D800?" | In response to Reply # 1

piowoc Registered since 06th Aug 2007
Thu 20-Dec-12 02:25 AM

Thanks!
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.

Flanders Fields

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Flanders Fields Registered since 03rd Mar 2013
Sat 08-Jun-13 05:26 AM | edited Sat 08-Jun-13 12:56 PM by Flanders Fields

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.

ScottChapin

Powder Springs/ATL, US
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#4. "RE: Wi-Fi or Eye-Fi with D800?" | In response to Reply # 3

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Sat 08-Jun-13 11:56 AM

Philippe,

Your English is very good. I have native speakers working for me that have no clue what good English is.

Scott Chapin
Powder Springs, GA, USA

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