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Mar 20, 2013 17:38 |  #1

Hey guys, I am looking to make a way to transfer images from my T3i to my Laptop. I only shoot raw. Is Eye-Fi the only option I have? Using the 16gb class 10 one that costs 100 dollars? Or are there other options as well?
(I was originally thinking about upgrading my boom for my car rig, but I figured this would serve more use as my current rig setup isn't that much of a drag just could use the upgrade.)
Here is the one I am talking about. http://www.eye.fi/prod​ucts/prox2 (external link)


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Mar 20, 2013 17:49 |  #2

If you don't care about the size, you can spend $37 bucks

http://www.amazon.com …-FI-4CN-FF/dp/B0099HKNE8/ (external link)


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Mar 20, 2013 18:17 |  #3

Transcend is fairly new on the scene of sd-wifi cards, and they are cheaper
I use eyefi sd cards a lot (mostly for personal stuff, not a lot for business) and I love them... Xferring raw files will take a while per file...


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Mar 20, 2013 18:49 |  #4

Also guys, does my laptop need to be connected to the internet for this to work?

mafoo wrote in post #15737305 (external link)
If you don't care about the size, you can spend $37 bucks

http://www.amazon.com …-FI-4CN-FF/dp/B0099HKNE8/ (external link)

That doesn't really support RAW Files though, (that is what i read)

SMP_Homer wrote in post #15737399 (external link)
Transcend is fairly new on the scene of sd-wifi cards, and they are cheaper
I use eyefi sd cards a lot (mostly for personal stuff, not a lot for business) and I love them... Xferring raw files will take a while per file...

Why do you not use them for business?


ALSO, is there a way to send over JUST JPEG yet keep the RAW files on the camera?


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Mar 20, 2013 19:00 as a reply to  @ Keedo's post |  #5

As an alternative to the Eye-Fi card, you should consider the Toshiba FlashAir card. I've read good things about it. It's more universal than the Eye-Fi card, and basically sets up a hotspot for you to download images to a laptop, iPad, or other device.

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Mar 20, 2013 20:55 |  #6

Keedo wrote in post #15737505 (external link)
That doesn't really support RAW Files though, (that is what i read)

I would be curious to know how a wifi card does not support a file format. One thing has nothing to do with the other.

I could see if the card is slower, that they don't recommend it.


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Mar 20, 2013 20:57 |  #7

mafoo wrote in post #15737918 (external link)
I would be curious to know how a wifi card does not support a file format. One thing has nothing to do with the other.

I could see if the card is slower, that they don't recommend it.

It won't transmit it. If you're getting the card to move files off the camera onto your computer, I'd say that a card that won't transmit your RAW files doesn't support RAW.


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Mar 20, 2013 21:04 |  #8

Keedo wrote in post #15737505 (external link)
Why do you not use them for business?

When I use them for personal reasons, I have small jpegs going to iPad, and it's easier (and cooler) to show them to friends/family... A bit slow sometimes to wait for everything to connect and transfer...
When it comes to work, weddings and engagement is 95% of what i do, and there really isn't time to go through the hundreds/thousands of pictures generated throughout the day, and there's no need or time for B&G to sit and look at this stuff at the end of the night, so there's no real point...

Now I have recently made the jump to a pair of 5D3s, size won't be an issue anymore - on a 5D2, that 8gb card had to do both raw and jpg - no longer a limitation with these new bodies, so some things might benefit from this... For weddings, I do plan on having higher capacity cards in he sd slots for in-body backups...


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Mar 20, 2013 22:27 |  #9

Jon wrote in post #15737925 (external link)
It won't transmit it. If you're getting the card to move files off the camera onto your computer, I'd say that a card that won't transmit your RAW files doesn't support RAW.

So the software in the card is looking at file extensions? Strange. You would think whoever wrote it would have just looked for a new file, and moved it over wifi.


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Mar 21, 2013 07:40 |  #10

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So the software in the card is looking at file extensions? Strange. You would think whoever wrote it would have just looked for a new file, and moved it over wifi.

Whoever wrote it disabled raw transfer, and included it in a pricier version of the card... Probably as instructed by a higher up.... Not an uncommon practice, and they were pretty much the only kids on the wifi-sd block for a long time, so they could do as they wished w/o worrying about the competition


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Mar 21, 2013 08:20 |  #11

I guess I will attach my question on here:

I want an wifi-SD card to shoot with on my X100s. I plan on shooting JPEG only and want the images to transfer to my cell phone or iPad while I shoot so I can quickly upload if I want. I don't care if all pics upload to the phone (wont be heavy shooting) as long as it writes to the card as well.

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Mar 21, 2013 10:40 |  #12

I have the older EyeFi cards and I use them with my 5D and save both RAW and smallest JPG to the card and the card will send the JPG only to my iPAD with the app Shuttersnitch. I do have to have a WiFi connection on all the time for this card. It is a bit slow with both RAW and JPG saving to the card. I will shoot in the studio and save the JPG and not use RAW because my color balance is very good in the studio with the camera. JPGs usually take 10 seconds to start and arrive after about 5 to 6 seconds longer.


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Mar 21, 2013 10:41 |  #13

SMP_Homer wrote in post #15739030 (external link)
Whoever wrote it disabled raw transfer, and included it in a pricier version of the card... Probably as instructed by a higher up.... Not an uncommon practice, and they were pretty much the only kids on the wifi-sd block for a long time, so they could do as they wished w/o worrying about the competition

I hate that....

HP did that years ago. They came out with a personal laser printer that would fit on your desk, that has the same quality and speed as there network printer, but it cost half as much. So there solution was to add software to the desktop printer to slow it down.

Got to love marketing.


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Mar 21, 2013 14:55 |  #14

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #15739123 (external link)
I guess I will attach my question on here:

I want an wifi-SD card to shoot with on my X100s. I plan on shooting JPEG only and want the images to transfer to my cell phone or iPad while I shoot so I can quickly upload if I want. I don't care if all pics upload to the phone (wont be heavy shooting) as long as it writes to the card as well.

Any suggestions?

Based on your criteria, any of the Eye-Fi cards will function (given the storage caveat below):
http://support.eye.fi/​cameras/fujifilm/x100 (external link)

I have no experience with the Toshiba FlashAir or Transcend cards, but suspect they would work just as well. It's really only when you are looking at card size/speed or need to transfer RAW files that you have to look more closely at which one works for your intended usage.

The issue you will find with Eye-Fi is "after images are safely transferred, card space is freed up automatically". Eye-Fi storage may not be persistent, depending upon how you configure it:
"Liberate your pictures.
Every Eye-Fi X2 card comes with Endless Memory. A simple activation lets you set a threshold after which the card automatically starts making space the next time you turn on your camera, only deleting content that has been safely delivered to your devices.Whether you want space freed up when the card is just half full, or wait until it’s at 90% capacity, Endless Memory lets you create the rules."

So you'll just need to be careful in your card configuration and also ensure that you buy a large enough card to handle the expected number of images.


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Mar 21, 2013 14:58 |  #15

m.good wrote in post #15739558 (external link)
I have the older EyeFi cards and I use them with my 5D and save both RAW and smallest JPG to the card and the card will send the JPG only to my iPAD with the app Shuttersnitch. I do have to have a WiFi connection on all the time for this card. It is a bit slow with both RAW and JPG saving to the card. I will shoot in the studio and save the JPG and not use RAW because my color balance is very good in the studio with the camera. JPGs usually take 10 seconds to start and arrive after about 5 to 6 seconds longer.

I only have a newer EyeFi card - do the older ones not have "direct mode"? With mine, I enable direct mode and it transfers without any wifi connection directly to my iPad mini. I did this in the middle of a farm in the boonies last month - no wifi anywhere near me.


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