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Looking for wifi adapter for Canon 5Ds

Hi All,

 

Can anyone here make recommendations on how and what kind of wifi adapter I can buy for my Canon 5Ds?

 

I've looked at the Canon website and this is what they have Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi adapter. I don't particularly like this solution because it would take up the SD slot.

 

Curious anyone used this and could give me feedback?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Looking for wifi adapter for Canon 5Ds


@limvo05 wrote:

Hi All,

 

Can anyone here make recommendations on how and what kind of wifi adapter I can buy for my Canon 5Ds?

 

I've looked at the Canon website and this is what they have Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi adapter. I don't particularly like this solution because it would take up the SD slot.

 

Curious anyone used this and could give me feedback?

 

Thank you.


Where did you get the piece of information?  From the User Manual?  WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter is another option.

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@limvo05 wrote:

This is where i found it  https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/wifi-adapter-w-e1


I apologize, but your link does not indicate why you selected it.

 

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/cameras/eos-dslr-and-mirrorless-ca... 

 

Scroll down to the "wireless" section.

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@limvo05 wrote:

This is where i found it  https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/wifi-adapter-w-e1


The full User Manual also indicates that you should use the WFT-E7, too.  It is in the center of this screenshot.

 

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You can download the manual at the link that I provided above.  I suggest that you download it, and study it.

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Re: Looking for wifi adapter for Canon 5Ds

I was just looking to see if Canon has a wifi solution, and that's what came up in my search. I never heard of this product till now. No specific reason.

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Re: Looking for wifi adapter for Canon 5Ds

I guess this borders on being off-topic, and it's personal opinion anyway. But the times I'd want to use a 5Ds, and the times I'd think it necessary to use WiFi, would hardly ever intersect.

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Valid point! The files generated by the 5Ds are rather large, thus, I really wanted to know how long it would take to transfer the files via wifi? If it is not fast, then it might defeat the purpose. 

 

Thanks.

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@limvo05 wrote:

Valid point! The files generated by the 5Ds are rather large, thus, I really wanted to know how long it would take to transfer the files via wifi? If it is not fast, then it might defeat the purpose. 

 

Thanks.


Curious to know why this ended up under the heading of LENSES?

 

Personally I find it easier to remove a card and pop it in a reader that is then recognized as a drive by my computer.   To me the disadvantage of using WiFi or cables to download directly from the camera is that I chew through battery capacity for (what I percieve as) no particularl benefit.

cheers Trevor

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Re: Looking for wifi adapter for Canon 5Ds

Trevor, I agreed with you on this. That said, with the newer Mac, it does not have a built-in SD card reader, so I would have to plug the card into an external card reader, then connect the card reader to the mac. 

 

Again, I was just curious how everyone is doing it, and what options available.

 

Thanks.

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