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Mar 06, 2013 10:25 |  #16

We're any of you guys able to resolve your eye fi issues?


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Mar 06, 2013 11:19 |  #17

ChadAndreo wrote in post #15683360 (external link)
We're any of you guys able to resolve your eye fi issues?

I removed mine for now in my 5DIII. I was getting an ERR80 code, which is a power issue with the camera (fixable by removing the battery, but still annoying). After some research, I found that a lot of people were getting this error message when they were using Eye-Fi X2 cards. Since removing it, I have not had the error reappear.


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Mar 06, 2013 15:13 |  #18

Here is the latest info I have been able to find out.

Canon cameras disconnect the wifi connection when the shutter button is pressed, so it seems this is not a eye-fi card issue. I have my setup configured to connect as frequently as possible. The one thing I have to do is turn off or "forget" any other wifi network I may have logged in if it is available, my iPad will connect to that instead of the eye-fi card.

So for me I just have to watch and see if the eye-fi card is connected and transferring, if it isn't I go to settings and select the wifi card and it will connect and start the transfer. Sometimes I don't need to do this as it will connect immediately after the shot but not always.

Somewhat frustrating but now that I know what the problem is and how it works I'm able to deal with it.


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Mar 06, 2013 16:40 as a reply to  @ taygull's post |  #19

You know, Toshiba just recently introduced it's FlashAir card with built-in wifi. It's getting favorable reviews compared to the Eye-Fi card because it's much simpler to use and more reliable.

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Apr 23, 2013 13:32 |  #20

So... I bought one of the Eye-fi cards to shoot event photography while offering instant prints. The place was PACKED and the line for photos was growing by the second. And guess what... my Eye-fi card decides that it doesn't want to transfer anymore. I tried everything! I changed from wi-fi to ADHOC to never time out. But for some reason the card would not auto upload, and when it did, it would slowly get to about 80% then quit. By the time I looked up, I had taken about 60 photos and none were transferring. I ended up having to take the card out and do it manually while still trying to take pics. It took forever and many of the customers just gave up on waiting. I must have lost $1000 that night. I switched to tethered USB and Lightroom but I don't think this is the best solution. Lightroom acts finicky with the Mark III. Help!!!


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Apr 23, 2013 14:36 |  #21

I've got a couple eye-fi cards and have had the same issues as everybody posting here. about a month ago, I decided to check for firmware updates and installed them. even after that I was having a lot of issues. so I deleted the cards from my eye-fi account, and added them back in. They have been working tons better ever since.


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May 02, 2013 08:52 |  #22

damon05 wrote in post #15858935 (external link)
So... I bought one of the Eye-fi cards to shoot event photography while offering instant prints. The place was PACKED and the line for photos was growing by the second. And guess what... my Eye-fi card decides that it doesn't want to transfer anymore. I tried everything! I changed from wi-fi to ADHOC to never time out. But for some reason the card would not auto upload, and when it did, it would slowly get to about 80% then quit. By the time I looked up, I had taken about 60 photos and none were transferring. I ended up having to take the card out and do it manually while still trying to take pics. It took forever and many of the customers just gave up on waiting. I must have lost $1000 that night. I switched to tethered USB and Lightroom but I don't think this is the best solution. Lightroom acts finicky with the Mark III. Help!!!

I've never had a problem tethered, but I will say this. If' I'm shooting and printing each image I don't use the Eye-Fi card and I don't use Lightroom. I shoot medium JPG or slightly higher and I use "PrintRipper" for Mac. It is amazing and I've not had one trouble with it. I can add custom borders, green screen, etc.

If you are roaming and shooting and wanting to print on demand I just don't think the Eye-Fi card is a good option. What they tell me is Canon cameras disconnect the connection with the press of the shutter button. Seems Nikon and others don't do this.

When I'm shooting and want instant transfer, say for a senior shoot so a mom can see what we are getting or a dining shoot where I just want to see the detail I do have to go to "settings" and re-connect the wifi quite a bit.

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