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5DSR bluetooth connect to Mac

 
poolshark
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Nov 08, 2017 06:50 |  #1

Trying to find the best possible way to tether my 5DSR to my mac. Getting ready to shoot Santa pics for my church and rather not have the children stepping over the cables. The WiFi signal is not very good where I'll be shooting. Any help would greatly be appreciated.




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Nov 08, 2017 09:31 |  #2

What wifi adapter are you using to deem the signal not being good? Usually, wifi has a longer distance then bluetooth. As long as you're shooting in the same room, I would think the signal from wifi adapter would be adequate. The one Canon recommends for the 5DSr is their W-E1 SD card adapter. I'm not aware of bluetooth adapters or tethering software for bluetooth. To get full functionality, you'd still need to shoot with a USB3 cable.

3rd party wifi tether:

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Canon W-E1 review (external link)


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Nov 08, 2017 11:58 as a reply to davesrose's post |  #3

Thanks for the reply,
Maybe I'm a bit green, but does the W-E1 SD create it's own Hotspot? All I'm trying to do is transfer the images to the Mac and then print. My daughter will be approximately 20ft away and will review the pics with parents and print them from that point. I'm not trying to control camera functions yet, just transferring pics. Thanks for our help.




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Nov 08, 2017 14:39 as a reply to poolshark's post |  #4

Yes, these wifi adapters do create their own wifi hotspot (so it's independent of an area's wifi hotspots: you can even run it in an area that doesn't have any wifi). Canon does recommend having another hotspot for laptops, to be able to go on the internet and make sure software is up to date....but the transfer of photos is done by the adapter's wifi. Chances are you'll also have made sure everything works before this event. Since you want to print straight out of camera, the W-E1 is a better value: it will be able to send the full res jpeg to the EOS utility software (and from there, your daughter can print). The main downside against this is that it takes up your SD slot and doesn't provide memory (so you have to save images to a CF card). 3rd party companies like Mobi and Eye-Fi offer SD wifi cards with memory. Camranger and Case Remote use the USB connection (and can offer some more features for remote shooting). IMO, if you're looking for downloading jpegs from your camera, the SD wifi cards should be fine.


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Nov 08, 2017 14:57 as a reply to davesrose's post |  #5

Thank you,
I just ordered the WiFi adapter and I'll give it a try. Thanks again for you help.




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