Canon WFT-E2A Wireless File Transmitter
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- Wirelessly transfer images via 802.11 B or G
- Range of up to 150 feet
- USB and Ethernet compatible; connect to third-party GPS device
- Dust-and water-resistant
- Compatible with the Canon EOS Mark III camera
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Top Customer Reviews
I have been using this product for about a year before I finally wrote this review. I try not to jump the gun before I post a review. If there are issues, I want to give tech support plenty of time to get new firmware updates out etc.
One of the main reasons I purchased this device was it's initial advertisement of working with jump drives or a portable self powered hard drive are not true. Since the product has come out, the online literature has changed. You can check out Chuck Westfall talking about this product at [...] . At the 5:00 minute mark, he talks about all the stuff you can backup to. Well this isn't what is delivered to the door. The only thing the USB connection will work with is a USB hard drive that is powered by an AC adapter. So if you have a self powered USB drive like the Epson 2000, Wolverine ESP products, it just doesn't work.
I found an article at [...] and they tested a preproduction version of this product and it worked with numerous devices that do not work on the finished product.
The other issue that is big is it will not auto focus a shot when you are shooting remotely. So if your camera is outside (on your deck) and you are inside (at the computer facing your camera that is on your deck) you are really hoping that bird will land just at the right spot or you have an out of focus shot. I now shot with the Canon TC80N3 and a 33 foot extension in combination with the WFT-E2A. I can remotely change settings on the camera with the WFT-E2A, and take the picture with the Canon TC80N3. I could have also got a USB hub and long USB cable and accomplished the same thing and saved $[...]s.
I do like this product when it is hooked up to the telescope though.Read more ›
And once you set it up it is very, very, very slow with raw files even if you have a fast network.
As one of the other reviewers wisely said, be sure that you know that you really need this device before you buy it. If you don't have a pretty compelling wireless requirement you are just not going to use it.
You can remotely control your camera to take shots, ie Live View on major Steriods. Also allows the use of external usb devices, like nice large hard drives that can be hooked to the camera for direct download of the image. You can also have the camera send the image wirelessly to a computer or laptop, so if you are doing a lot of shooting, like at a sporting event, its a great way to send your files so they can be sorted and reviewed by an assistant and uploaded or stored or ..??? Sometimes here in Alaska, in the winter you will be shooting at -50 degrees, and after standing in it for a while you go numb. with this transmitter you can be in a warmer room and control the camera remotely!!! No more frost bite or being bait for predators... :) Great for remote Macro or other wildlife shooting also!!! Or if you need to mount your camera to a tree for a shot or on a rock cliff or such, now you can still safely control it!
The price was at $1,000 originally, and now for under $800 its a deal! If you you have a valid reason to be shooting with a Mark 3 body, then you should have this in your bag. Nikon owners are all drooling over this unit because Canon is a huge step head for there pro grade shooters.
I will warn you the set up can be a pain at first. There is some very helpful info online to make it easier, like at the pixel-shooter website.
I bet you will see a ton of these over the next few months at all major sporting events!!!!!
I have used mine to capture some of the images on my website and in my photo gallery online.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was never happy with this product. It never worked as needed and Canon support was poor. I knew more about this product that their tech guy! Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by louismetzger
My experience with the WFT-E2A has been totally unsatisfactory. I am unable to get the wireless transmitter to connect with my laptop and camera so that I can control the camera... Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by L. WILLIAM