I have a new 5DIII and I'm looking for advice on eye-fi or similar SD cards for the slot.
First what I want to do. I simply want to transfer files to my iPad for reviewing. The process that I used for my 5Dc was to use the iPad camera connector, and plug in the camera cord to the iPad and camera and transfer the files. I would rather not have to take the cord and the camera connector if I can avoid it. I don't want to control the camera or anything, i just want to down load raw files for viewing. I always shot Raw.
Now, my concerns. There are currently 4 eye-fi cards, and I'd like to get the cheapest card to accomplish the job.
Second concern, is will the eye-fi card in the SD slot slow down the camera. I understand that I one has an SD card and write to it, it will be much slower than a fast CF card because Canon does not support fast speeds for SD.
Will the eye-fi card affect my writing to the CF card? Since I don't want to save files to the SD slot, can i still use the card to transfer files from the CF card? Will it really matter then what size card I get, i.e. 8, 16 or 32gb card? From my reading I should be okay with the 8GB as it will transfer to the iPad. Even thought I shot Raw, I dont need it to transfer to my computer. I have a card reader for when I get back home.
Or should i go with another brand all together like the Transend card.