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Alternatives to WFT-E6A on 1DX
Chris Machian, Photographer, Assistant
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 11:21 PM on 07.17.15
->> I want an alternative to the WFT-E6A to transmit files to my iPhone. I use a 1DX and have used Eye-fi cards in there with an adapter, but the Eye-fi cards keep crapping out.
I have heard about plugging a battery powered wireless router/bridge in the ethernet port.
Has anyone tried this?
Any thoughts?
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Matthew Putney, Photo Editor, Photographer
Waterloo | IA | USA | Posted: 12:04 AM on 07.18.15
->> Have you taken a look at the CamRanger. I have heard very good things about reliability but it doesn't seem easy to shoot with it attached.
http://camranger.com/features/
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 12:19 PM on 07.18.15
->> Toronto Star built their own solution to post directly to their blogs but they are not saying how they did it. I can understand that, sounds like a lot of work went into it in a competitive newspaper environment.


http://bit.ly/1nD6L5K

I'm battling the same problems with EyeFi and my 1Dx. Its a very flakey connection, much worse than in the older 1D series cameras. I suspect the CF adapter weakens the WiFi radio signal.

If the cards are dying try sending them for a replacement. EyeFi exchanged on of my no questions asked.
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Michael Coons, Photographer
Camarillo | CA | USA | Posted: 12:29 AM on 07.19.15
->> I use two Nikon D4's with both Nikon's WT-5 transmitter and a TP-Link MR-3040 battery powered router. The Nikon has a ethernet connection like the 1DX so the MR-3040 router should work but I have never used the 1DX.

I use the MR-3040 all the time connected to the D4 via a short cat5 cable and transmit to either an iPad or iPhone with the ShutterSnitch app. It works really fast and is once it is set up, it is just plug and play anytime I need it. The router is set up in "AP" or access point mode and both the camera and iPhone have a static IP address.

The router is only $30 on Amazon.

I used to use Eye-fi cards when I had the Nikon D3 and I used the MR-3040 with the Eye-fi cards to enhance the short range the cards had with a CF adapter.
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Jim Karczewski, Photographer, Assistant
Hammond | IN | USA | Posted: 10:59 PM on 07.20.15
->> The MR-3040 router is the same one used by CamRanger, so I would look at going down that road.. You are paying for the software and the hardware when buying the camranger that will actually connect the phone/tablet to your camera.
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Chris Machian, Photographer, Assistant
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 9:43 AM on 07.21.15
->> Do you use CamRanger with that router to connect to your phone? or do you use ShutterSnitch?
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Chris Parent, Photographer, Student/Intern
Baton Rouge | LA | United States | Posted: 11:03 PM on 07.21.15
->> The CamRanger is just a branded Mr-3040. They use a special firmware that links with the CamRanger app on iPhones and iPads. You can buy a simple out of the box MR-3040 for $30 dollars on Amazon.

You plug the MR-3040 (set in AP mode) via Ethernet to the 1DX. You connect your phone to the network the MR-3040 creates and then open Shuttersnitch. It will display an IP address in the app that you need.

Open the transmission screen on the 1DX and set up the FTP option using that IP address the phone displayed as well as port 2600 and the login as Shuttersnitch describes.

With everything turned on and running, when you shoot (or select a photo to send) the photo will be sent to the Shuttersnitch app on your phone (Which must be open to receive).

It's pretty simple past the initial setup and even that is semi-easy if you understand networking somewhat. There are also option to use the MR-3040 as a wireless connection to a standing network but takes a little more tinkering than the AP option.
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Jim Karczewski, Photographer, Assistant
Hammond | IN | USA | Posted: 11:33 PM on 07.21.15
->> Any Android equiv to ShutterSnitch???
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Michael Coons, Photographer
Camarillo | CA | USA | Posted: 12:47 AM on 07.22.15
->> Jim,

I haven't found any that provides all the features of ShutterSnitch. The only easy solution was to use the Eye-Fi app for an Eye-fi card. I had tried MoPhotos on Android but the developer stopped working on the app and it doesn't work with the new Mobi cards.

Another solution that is quite clunky is to use a ftp server app on Android to transfer the photos and another app to write cutlines and make edits.
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