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Nikon wt5 question
Dean Legge, Photographer
Athens | GA | USA | Posted: 11:24 AM on 02.17.16
->> Just tried out the wt5 at UGA's football and basketball facility. Obviously no crowd for football but there was one for basketball.

My results were very mixed. Frankly I couldn't get a consistent enough wireless signal from the wt5 to consistently work. The wireless worked on my phone the entire time.

Have y'all had any real success using the wt5 in stadium settings?
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 12:49 PM on 02.17.16
->> Was television there? They can play havoc with wireless remote/tethering.

A few years ago at a March Madness regional game everything worked perfectly for a few photographers during practices. But come game day when TV fired up their equipment all the remotes that tested great went belly up.
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Nashville | TN | usa | Posted: 2:21 PM on 02.17.16
->> Our newsroom got WT5s a few weeks ago, we've had good luck with them with the exception of large sporting events. Like clockwork, when TV broadcast starts, the reliability goes down to about 0.

During the NHL All-Star game I was pushing out photos from warmups with very fast speeds, then as soon as players hit the ice after warmups, it totally shut down.

In all other situations they've behaved perfectly.
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Richard Mackson, Photographer
Santa Monica | CA | US | Posted: 12:06 AM on 03.24.16
->> Hey guys as the Coordinator of Photography and Digital Media for the CFP I get an inside look at the WiFi Infrastructure at some pretty large events. The Wt5 is fine for the Studio but not when it is competing for connectivity with 10-50 thousand smart phones all trying to use the limited capabilities of WiFi on 2.4 and 5GH And it has Zero to do TV with most of the TV RF in a way different spectrum's. That being said some of the networks have been known to "pop up" rogue Access Points, and the such. Its a WiFi issue that pops up when TV goes on the air because that is when the game starts and everyone is tweeting, face booking, periscopeing....etc
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