I've been researching the WU-1b wi-fi adapter for the D610. I haven't purchased it yet, and don't know too much about this technology.
I like the idea of shooting and having my images available immediately to share via my iPad. However, I shoot RAW and assume the wi-fi adapter will only upload unprocessed jpegs right out of the camera.
Does anyone here use the WU-1b adapter on their camera? How do you use it? What are the advantages and disadvantages of spending $50 for this? Is it simply a gimmicky waste of money? I'm curious to know what experienced users of this gadget think ...
I have one at it converts raw to JPEG during the transfer.
To be honest it's an ok tool but the interface is limiting (frustratingly so), it would be much better if you could manipulate camera setting from the app but you can't.
I only use mine when I want to Transfer pics to the ipad so people can see what I'm shooting and pick their favourites as we go along. It's also helpful for keeping people entertained when doing group shots etc.
> >To be honest it's an ok tool but the interface is limiting >(frustratingly so), it would be much better if you could >manipulate camera setting from the app but you can't. >
There's some 3rd party apps that work better than the Nikon one like DSLR Dashboard but I think this is Android only. But I'm sure there are IOS apps that work well too.
I think this is a cool gadget for events when you can project selected pictures as you take em on a big screen. Or if you're one of those social media types. I have one but I haven't really used it, I just tested it when I first got it but that's it.
>I've been researching the WU-1b wi-fi adapter for the D610. >I haven't purchased it yet, and don't know too much about this >technology. > >I like the idea of shooting and having my images available >immediately to share via my iPad. However, I shoot RAW and >assume the wi-fi adapter will only upload unprocessed jpegs >right out of the camera. > >Does anyone here use the WU-1b adapter on their camera? How >do you use it? What are the advantages and disadvantages of >spending $50 for this? Is it simply a gimmicky waste of >money? I'm curious to know what experienced users of this >gadget think ... > >Mark > >
In a pinch, I'll use Nikons crutch-ware app, WMU (wireless mobility unit). Like most Nikon software, it's 'pert near useless. It will, however, at least trigger the shutter and allow you to wirelessly download the image for peeping. But there's not much else it's good for.
DSLRDashboard, on the other hand, is a dream to use with the WU-1x units. Changing ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, focus point...... and on-device LiveView! It will do anything except zoom the lens!
DEFINATELY worth the half c-note! DEFINATELY!!!!
I hate when people ask me what I see myself doing in 5 years...... I don't have 2020 vision!
i thought long and hard to decide which remote to purchase for my D600.
thought about this..but to me it was getting close to it being a gimmick, there are some benefits. for instance..if you want to view the shot on your tablet to show to the client you can...or if you want to shoot some selfies.
i ended up buying a remote cable for my pocket wizards instead..and just compose the shot then stand in place and remotely fire. the cable was like 20 bucks. they have other blue tooth devices that do the same as this adapter, but they are a bit more money.
Purchase this cable: PocketWizard N-MCDC2-ACC-1 Remote Camera Cable
then install the pocket wizard onto your hotshoe if you want, and i use my mini TT to remotely fire it from just about any distance. Its a very nice feature and..you can also trigger flashes remotely as well obviously at the same time.
Hi MrSpock2013, I own a D610 and the WU-1B. The android app by nikon is very limited. The interface is simple. You can view and download the images available in the SD card inside the DSLR, getting full size images take like forever, depending on the quality and size of the image, but there are options on getting low res scale down images. You can get a Live view feed to your android device and use it to focus and take pictures, but you can't change any settings to the camera with this app, aperture, iso, shutter speed, nothing. There is an option to add GPS data to your images if your android device has GPS, but haven't tried it. There is a 3rd party android app called DSLR Dashboard, that is compatible with Nikon Dslr and can connect to the camera using USB or the wu-1b wirelessly. For the D610 you have to download and install a beta version with support for it to work, the one on the play store does not work in live view, google it, go to the code.google.com page of the app and download it from there. This 3rd party app is great, you have almost complete control of the DSLR. The interface is a little crowded, as you have control of everything. There are nice options like more than 3 image bracket, focus bracketing, real time live view histograms and so... A word of advice, know your DSLR and it's capabilities while using this app, i have read errors on canon cameras by selecting settings unavailable to certain DSLR but available to other DSLR, I've only read about that in canon cameras but play it safe and don't select something you know your camera don't have. This WIFI adapter works great. You can share images way faster, and with the right app you can remote control almost everything. It is very small (careful not to lose it), let's hope nikon keeps adding this feature built in like on the d5300. Finally, if your going to buy it, get some spare batteries, WIFI and working in LV drain the battery pretty quick.