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Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter

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  • Use iPhone® and/or iPad® to operate camera controls
  • Transmit images to an FTP server
  • Operate the D4 via Camera Control Pro 2
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Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter + Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit + Nikon 27045 ME-1 Stereo Microphone Supplied with Wind Screen and Soft Case
Price for all three: $1,113.90

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 5 x 5 inches ; 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006UPCGTC
  • Item model number: 27046
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,099 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 7, 2012

Product Description

The WT-5A Wireless Transmitter is designed for use with the Nikon D4 D-SLR camera.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By ~morgen on May 20, 2012
I'm really not sure why this costs so much, but I guess Nikon figures you've already bought a D4 so what's wrong a little more price gouging? I took away one star because of the price.

Anyway, price aside, this device is really useful. I used it the other night while shooting my daughter's school talent show. My son was sitting next to me holding an iPad, and we could quickly review the photos on the large screen as I was taking each shot. The latest photo automatically appears on the iPad a couple seconds after you take it.

You can either join an existing Wifi network, or, as I prefer to, set up an ad hoc network that your iPhone/iPad joins -- that way you are not relying on any existing network.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Busy Executive TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 23, 2012
I bought one of these for my D4, which sometimes gets used for aerial photography - the camera mounted outside the aircraft, and photographer (me!) mounted in the cockpit. In this mode, the WT-5A is very handy and once you sort out any issues, it's actually quite reliable. Battery life is okay, and construction quality is about what you'd expect from Nikon: mostly bulletproof. Size isn't much of an issue since people using this stuff will mostly be using the camera on a tripod.

Still, I'm somewhat surprised in this day and age that Nikon wouldn't just tuck an 802.11 WiFi chip (and a GPS chip!) inside the mighty D4 and be done with it. To have GPS geotagging and wireless operation will set you back quite a healthy sum.

Other thing is that I also own one of the new D800E cameras, and was surprised the WT-5A doesn't work with it. I know I should have checked in advance, but I didn't...turns out the D800 uses the older WT-4A setup - even more cumbersome and expensive than the WT-5A. Looking for a better alternative, I stumbled across the Eye-Fi...these are essentially memory cards with built in WiFi. At least on the D800, they seem to work well, and you can get a serious memory card plus wireless for a really low price. They even have an okay iPad app - the only thing you really give up is support for Nikon's CameraControl Pro software when using the Eye-Fi.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Henry on November 13, 2012
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I'm thrilled with this wireless link. It is small and unobtrusive. I have used it with an iPad and an iPhone for remote camera control. It's by far the best remote you can use, since you can preview the image on-screen. I have also used it to download photos to my computer. It's not as fast as a hard-wired connection or card reader, but is still quite good. It's also a great way to review your shooting work in the field on a larger screen. I find it difficult to critically judge a photo on the 3" screen on the D4, but I can look at the photos on my iPad to get immediate feedback if I need to make adjustments. I've also used it to preview photos for shooting subjects when doing portrait work. Again - the real time feedback allows you to make technical adjustments, and your subject can adjust their actions also.

The web-based interface is pretty good. It's not perfect, but is reasonably logical.

I've set it up with two profiles - one using my general network and router, and another for a field ad-hoc profile that is perfect for remote control applications. I found the setup to be fairly straightforward, but I am a techno-weenie and used to setting up networks. If you're not used to doing this, the manual is ok but not great. A "simple setup" guide would be good.

This is small enough that I tend to leave it on the camera almost all of the time.

A few improvements:

(1) I wish it had a small hardware on/off switch. I try to turn it off from the menus when not using it, but often forget. Luckily the D4 battery is pretty tolerant of the relatively low power draw of this device.

(2) It is just ever-so-slightly too big to comfortably fit a USB cable into the adjacent socket. If I am going to plug in the camera, I need to take this off to not worry about forcing the socket.

(3) The rubber socket cover flops around when I have this attached. I expect I will end up ripping it off accidentally some time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Buckley on May 24, 2013
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Nikon should have included wireless in the $6,000 camera this was designed for. Also comes with no protective case--unbelievable--and makes it impossible to use an L-bracket for vertical shooting. Despite being a bit bulky, it does nonetheless work with and iPad thru a Shuttersnitch app. up to 18 yards away on location.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob's Photography Killeen TX on February 1, 2013
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Expensive, but it works. I use this with the iPad and a program called shutter snitch. Awesome combination, if you do a search there is an tutorial that will have you setup in 5 minutes guaranteed....
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