Wireless operation in a studio - D3 series
Just getting started with wireless operation and I expect there are a few of you who are experts. Are there any pitfalls to avoid? What is the easiest method (wired or wireless)? I have a WT-4 and don't know which (or why) to use Ad-hoc or infrastructure? Is there a faster more reliable one? Is it a noticeable difference to use an ethernet Cat-6 connection to the WT-4 over wireless? Is there a resource that can help with the obvious getting started questions? The WT-4 startup manual has virtually no useful answers to why you do this instead of that. I have both a D3X and a D3s, is one easier to setup that the other.
BTW, I was able to get the Thumbnail Selector to work but it seems super slow but so far I haven't been able to get the actual connection to a computer or a network to connect?? Should I e using a FTP server instead?
I am hoping to spend my resources setting up the most efficient environment and I am sure there is a Nikonian member that can offer guidance.
#1. "RE: Wireless operation in a studio - D3 series" | In response to Reply # 0Luke_Miller Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006Tue 13-Mar-12 10:24 AM
I use the WT-4A with my D3. When I am doing a studio shoot I have the shots automatically transferred to Lightroom for client review. I prefer wireless since my studio is small and I don't want cords for folk (especially me) to trip over. Ad hoc has the WT-4A communicating directly to the wireless card in the PC and is the slowest form of data transfer. Infrastructure requires a wireless router and has the fastest data transfer. But fast is relative. For my use I find raw files too large (and thus slow to transfer), so I shoot raw plus jpeg small and transfer only the jpeg. That goes fairly quickly.
At the computer end you need either an FTP server or Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 in order to receive the files. I go the FTP server route since I did not need the capability to control the D3 from the PC.
Setting all this up is not excessively difficult if you are capable of setting up a wireless network. But there is little automated support, so no "wizard" that manages the setup. I have the original D3 but I believe there is no difference in setting up the D3s and D3X so the same settings should work for both.
#2. "RE: Wireless operation in a studio - D3 series" | In response to Reply # 0PaintedRays Nikonian since 24th Oct 2011Tue 13-Mar-12 11:26 AM
Here is a YouTube video that may be of help.
Although this is demonstrated using a D700, I doubt it is different than either of your 2 cameras. Good luck!