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Anyone using Nikon WT-5A to email photos on iPhone?
Carlisle Stockton, Photographer
Stanfordville | NY | USA | Posted: 12:18 PM on 09.23.13
->> With clients asking for images as soon as a game ends, I started looking into the WT-5A wireless transmitter to see if I could email images from my iPhone in the field. I'm using a D3 but would consider upgrading to the D4 if this set up really works efficiently. Can anyone who is using this set up let me know the pluses and minuses? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Travis Haughton, Photographer
Oak Park | IL | USA | Posted: 1:00 PM on 09.23.13
->> The D3 works great with Eye-Fi Cards. You need a CF -> SD adapter, but they're less than $20 bucks. Then use an called ShutterSnitch to ingest the photos. You can have it set to only transfer the photos that you tag with the lock button.

You can email, post to facebook, FTP and lots more from the app. I use it on an iPad, but the iPhone should work pretty much the same.
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Kent Nishimura, Student/Intern, Photographer
Colorado Springs | CO | USA | Posted: 2:20 PM on 09.23.13
->> problem i've found with this is that if you're not near a wifi access point, sometimes with the concentration of phones in the stadium, it'll be hard to get anything out from your phone. :(
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Ralph Mawyer, Photographer
San Antonio | TX | United States | Posted: 2:36 PM on 09.23.13
->> Travis, Are you using your iPhone or iPad/3G as a hot spot for the Eye-Fi card and then sending via cellular data....or event wifi, per Kent's comment?
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Preston Mack, Photographer
Orlando | FL | | Posted: 4:59 PM on 09.23.13
->> The CF card adapter to SD is an issue. That adapter can block the signal. Also, the main issue why Eye-fi cannot make a CF card wifi card is that the power to that CF port is not consistent. They say that the abrupt power fluctuations could damage the eyefi card. They do not recommend you using it that way.

Why not use the wt-4 in ad hoc mode? You can get them cheaper than wt-5 and it will work with all previous pro cameras (D4, D3, D3s< d800, D700, etc)
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Travis Haughton, Photographer
Oak Park | IL | USA | Posted: 12:28 AM on 09.24.13
->> Ralph, I usually use an Airport Express router, but the newer Eye-Fi cards can create an ad-hoc network. Once the photos are on your iPhone, you can send using the built in cell data.

I'm sure the WT-4 and WT-5 work great, but it's insane that Nikon wants $800+ for them. They have similar options for the consumer cameras that cost similar to Eye-Fi cards (
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Josh Weisberg, Photographer
Redmond | WA | | Posted: 11:19 AM on 09.27.13
->> I tried using the EyeFi card at CenturyLink Field in Seattle - worked well when the stadium was empty, worked very poorly during the game due to wireless interference.
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