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2.0 out of 5 stars WU-1b in Actual Use, October 15, 2012
This review is from: Nikon WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter for Nikon D600 Digital SLR (Electronics)
When I read the press on this gadget, I was hot to trot to get one so that I could set up and shoot my forest and Nature photos utilizing the large iPad screen. What a rush!! However, nobody had them in stock as of 10/9/12. Found a guy selling on eBay who has them shipped from Japan. Got one delivered in 7 days. The literature does tell you that you can't do camera adjustments other than release the shutter with the Smart Device. When you open the software and select "Take Photos", you are automatically kicked into Live View. With some significantly slow video rates, you can focus the camera in manual mode in real time. What the literature doesn't tell you, however, is that when your hooked up to the Smart Device, in my case an iPad, all of the controls ON THE CAMERA are disabled! You can't set shutter speed or aperture while electronically attached with the WU-1b. The work around is that you've got to set up your shot and make your exposure settings before plugging in the WU-1b. Then you can refine the composition and focus pretty accurately on the iPad. It would be terrific if Nikon made an app for the Smart Devices that did what its Camera Control Pro 2 does. I won't hold my breath.
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Initial post: Oct 19, 2012 7:48:38 PM PDT
J. Marques says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2012 8:59:21 PM PDT
Your comment might have some merit if I was attempting to use this device to remotely fire the camera that perhaps had been set up to capture wildlife. My anticipated use of the device was to set compositions (landscapes, flowers, fungi, etc) and be able to view the compositions, make camera adjustment (on the camera), set focus and view it all on the Pad "Live View". If you want to make an exposure adjustment after firing a test shot, you must unplug the Mobil Adapter to do that. I find that to be too inconvenient. I have since ordered a Camranger. It's a small portable Wireless piece of hardware with an iPad app that does everything and more than the Nikon Camera Control Software. Good Luck with your shooting efforts.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2012 2:33:08 PM PDT
Thanks for the post, I was waiting for Amazon to ship me one, but I'll try the Camranger path.

PS: What is this guy talking about up here??? You shouldn't even compliment him by answering.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 9:28:29 PM PDT
A. Jeng says:
Camranger? Where can I find one?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 12:36:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 24, 2012 12:44:15 PM PDT
J. Marques says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 1:02:05 PM PDT
A. Jeng says:
Thanks. J.

If I want to use the camera to upload pictures wirelessly to my PC (after each shot), what Wifi options do I have?

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 10:04:01 AM PST
I'm guessing that the reason that we can't currently purchase the device through an authorized outlet is because the apps aren't ready yet. I appreciate your review and will wait until the unit is actually available through Amazon or B&H to see if the app bugs have been ironed out.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 7:12:22 AM PST
Go to www.camranger.com
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