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crosswire80
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Jun 01, 2009 18:04 |  #1

I like my canon 30d and wondering if there is a way to make it wifi like 50d without actually buying the 50d .
I know there are wifi controllers for canon. Right now im using the new iphone app onone dslr which is awesome for dslr owners.
However, i notice that ive to connect to the mac using the cable.I would like to use the wifi mode instead of connecting using cable.


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Jun 01, 2009 18:48 |  #2

crosswire80 wrote in post #8030835 (external link)
I like my canon 30d and wondering if there is a way to make it wifi like 50d without actually buying the 50d .
I know there are wifi controllers for canon. Right now im using the new iphone app onone dslr which is awesome for dslr owners.
However, i notice that ive to connect to the mac using the cable.I would like to use the wifi mode instead of connecting using cable.

the 50d doesn't actually have built-in wifi. you have to buy a relatively expensive battery grip that has wifi built in. there's a wifi unit made for the 30d as well, although it's not a grip. it's the WFT-E1A (external link). it's gonna cost you about a grand.


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Jun 01, 2009 19:31 |  #3

No personal experience but maybe this: http://www.eye.fi/s/Ho​me.html (external link) with this: http://www.dragonsteel​mods.com …sk=view&id=3492​&Itemid=38 (external link)


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Jun 01, 2009 19:52 |  #4

I've actually been considering doing something like this so I can try out the Eye-fi card that triangulates your coordinates based on public WiFi hotspots... would love to hear if anyone has tried it and if there are any issues by having it in the CF adapter


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Jun 01, 2009 20:01 |  #5

The WFT-E1 is NOT a grip style unit. It does attach through the tripod socket of either the camera or an attached battery grip in a similar fashion as the external battery pack for the 580 flash. Canon even warns on their site that if attached directly to the bottom of the camera (without a grip) that there is a chance of added noise being introduced to the image file.

The only battery grip style wifi units are the WFT-E3 (for the 40D & 50D) and WFT-E4 (for the 5D2). The WFT-E2 is mounted to the side of the 1D3 and 1Ds3.

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Jun 03, 2009 14:33 |  #6

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=695676

give that a try, haven't tried it so I can't guarantee anything, but $50 is better than ~$1000


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