Has anyone been using the WT-4a wireless transmitter with the D3? I am thinking about purchasing one with the Nikon Camera Control Software and I wanted to know what to expect about the hassles of setting it up and how reliable it is. Thanks,
Can't speak to the WT-4A, but I use the WT-2A with my D2X. The WT-2A is a bit of a computer science drill to set up. If you are comfortable setting up wireless networks it is not hard. But if "Infrastructure Mode" and Ad Hoc network" are greek to you - you might want to find a network savy friend.
My WT-2A works reliably and operates at the same transfer speeds as the WT-4A so my experience may apply to the WT-4A. Raw files are not going to transfer quickly. They are just too large. Jpegs transfer reasonably quickly. I use the WT-2A to quickly display a basic size jpeg to the client during a studio shoot. I stay wireless since my space is small and wires can be a trip hazard.
Thanks for your response. I have never had a wireless system other than the pocket wizard. From what I have read the camera can actually be focused using the Nikon software with the transmitter. Is that the way yours worked? Since the D 3 can record jpg and raw at the same time, is it possible to save the raws to the card and send the jpgs to the computer so you can see what you are getting? I'm making the move from the D200 to the D3 and I don't have much experience with this. Thanks
Donna, that's exactly the way to do it, Shoot raw + jpg (preferably in the lowest rez). And you can just send the jpg's to the screen to view. I haven't heard of anyone using the software to focus the camera. Most people shoot as normal and just wirelessly send the jpgs to the monitor. My experience is based on the D2x, haven't seen a need to move up to the WT-4a yet with the D3.
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It has been a while since I played with Camera Control Pro, but I recall that it can focus and release the shutter. The problem with the D2X is while you can focus and take the shot remotely you can't see what is in the viewfinder. My understanding is the current version of Camera Control Pro supports Live View so with the D3/D300 you can see the image before you take it.