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Eye-Fi Mobi vs Nikon - WU-1a

BrianNK

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"RE: Eye-Fi Mobi vs Nikon - WU-1a"

BrianNK Registered since 25th Feb 2013
Tue 18-Jun-13 08:52 PM

>1) When you set up the tablet to use the WU-1A for the
>shooting session you HAVE to make sure you are in the correct
>shooting mode, with all the settings you will use for the
>session. Once you have the camera and tablet linked you are
>stuck. Can't change modes, iso, etc. Have to get out of the
>photo taking mode of the software on the tablet, make the
>changes you need for the exposure, go back into software,
>etc.

This is a limitation of Nikons crappy software.. Not the WU-1A.

>2) Zooming in on the liveview display on the tablet doesn't
>get that high of a level of zoom. If you are doing a stack or
>critical focusing, can't really zoom in to check where or how
>well the focus is. You CAN zoom in, but not like some of the
>other software options for tablets.

You forget to mention that the iOS version of Nikons software is written for the iPhone... not the iPad.

>3) Peviewing shoots taken has the option to preview all the
>photos on the camera. It tells you which are raw and which
>are jpg. BUT unless I'm mistaken, it only sends the jpg
>embedded in the raw file to the tablet during a preview.

Correct.. also, if you download a RAW file it has the camera convert the image to JPG (no true RAW download).

>4) Can't tell software to use the contents of one card or the
>other. I shoot Raw to card slot 1 and jpg small to slot 2.
>When it shows a directory of the photos on the camera, the
>software shows all the photos taken, by name order (or time
>shot, same thing, basically) mixing up the raws with the jpgs.

Nikon's software again!!

>It's a kind of cool little toy, with some functionality.
>Since you are networked to the camera with this device on it,
>the software for getting other and more improved functionality
>is just a waiting game. There is at least one other piece of
>software that can use the WU-1A/B to control the camera, and
>with it you can set ISO, fstop, shutter, etc from the
>software. And the liveview zoom works as intended, too, so
>can check for critical focus, etc.
>
>Overall I will probably still wire tether to my tablet until
>Helicon Remote for Android gets support for this device.
>shooting stacks with this software is just too easy!

Or... You could wait for a new app soon to be published to the iOS App store Written by an awesome, yet humble, member of this forum (ME!).

1) Full iPad support.
2) Full camera control (even in live view)
3) RAW download support.
4) Fixes most (if not all) of the complaints above.
5) Faster transfer speeds then Nikon's App.

$4.99!? (still toying with the price).

Should go into Beta by the end of the month... hopefully sent to the app store early Aug.

A general, generic topic Eye-Fi Mobi vs Nikon - WU-1a [View all] , BigBen636 , Sat 08-Jun-13 11:51 PM
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