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Stupid question: the point of wifi on DSLR?

 
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Jul 06, 2013 21:09 |  #76

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16097548 (external link)
One thing I don't understand is why people want to be able to send a photo directly from their camera to facebook, or to send it via smartphone to someone. Why would someone want to share an image that hasn't been carefully edited? Don't we only want to share only our finest work? If an image hasn't been run thru my editing regimen, I don't want it going anywhere!
Do others feel differently about this? Do any of you POTNers actually want to share images that have not been edited carefully? If so, why?

That depends on what the picture is and whom I am sharing it with. If it's a big landscape shot in the Rockies, then yes, I would want to edit before posting.

If it's a snapshot of my kids' birthday party that I'm sending to their grandparents, then I am unlikely to want to do any significant editing before sending it.


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Jul 07, 2013 02:14 |  #77

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16097548 (external link)
One thing I don't understand is why people want to be able to send a photo directly from their camera to facebook, or to send it via smartphone to someone. Why would someone want to share an image that hasn't been carefully edited? Don't we only want to share only our finest work? If an image hasn't been run thru my editing regimen, I don't want it going anywhere!
Do others feel differently about this? Do any of you POTNers actually want to share images that have not been edited carefully? If so, why?

I used my 6D's WiFi today during a car cruise I was shooting. Uploaded several shots captioned "Rough sample shots - Pre-editing" to my facebook so that people involved with the event could see the shots and also to spread word of what we were up to. It got me 2 people to come out and do shoots with me and a model because they liked what they saw.

But to me the main point of the WiFi in the 6D are all the ways you can control the camera via your phone/tablet. It opens up all new creative possibilites :)


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Jul 07, 2013 02:51 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #78

This is all good to hear. I want a smartphone app that can MFA my camera/lens.


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Jul 07, 2013 11:51 |  #79

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16098030 (external link)
I used my 6D's WiFi today during a car cruise I was shooting. Uploaded several shots captioned "Rough sample shots - Pre-editing" to my facebook so that people involved with the event could see the shots and also to spread word of what we were up to. It got me 2 people to come out and do shoots with me and a model because they liked what they saw.

That does seem useful. I guess it's hard for me to relate to this, though, because I go out of my way NOT to have other people where I shoot. I shoot wildlife, and very much prefer to be shooting in areas where there are no other people within miles. Hence, I never want to share anything until long after the shoot, when there is no danger of someone else showing up at the place I am shooting at. I do see, however, how sharing images could be useful for someone who likes to have other people around when they are shooting.


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Jul 07, 2013 13:36 |  #80

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16097548 (external link)
One thing I don't understand is why people want to be able to send a photo directly from their camera to facebook, or to send it via smartphone to someone. Why would someone want to share an image that hasn't been carefully edited? Don't we only want to share only our finest work? If an image hasn't been run thru my editing regimen, I don't want it going anywhere!
Do others feel differently about this? Do any of you POTNers actually want to share images that have not been edited carefully? If so, why?

I think this really depends on what you're posting. If you're sharing family snapshots via Facebook (which is what I mostly share on social media) then the editing might not be as critical. And what I get with the 6D is a whole lot better than what I get with my smartphone. Don't get me wrong, I generally don't upload any images that are out of focus and not decently exposed, but what I share as snapshots of my kids is a lot less controlled than what I post on my site as my work.


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Jul 07, 2013 14:43 |  #81

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16098857 (external link)
That does seem useful. I guess it's hard for me to relate to this, though, because I go out of my way NOT to have other people where I shoot. I shoot wildlife, and very much prefer to be shooting in areas where there are no other people within miles. Hence, I never want to share anything until long after the shoot, when there is no danger of someone else showing up at the place I am shooting at. I do see, however, how sharing images could be useful for someone who likes to have other people around when they are shooting.

Tom, not everyone shoots the way you do, and having wifi means more than just sharing quick shots on Facebook. You have to think more broadly about the potential uses.

What about professional sports shooters, for example? They can take a shot of a wide receiver catching a touchdown pass in the end zone. If his camera is set to record JPGs with some light editing done by the camera via Picture Styles, and I believe the 6D lets you do in-camera cropping. From there, the photographer can send those photos to his phone via the camera's wifi, then email them to the publisher who can get them up on their website or other publication in near real time. That's amazing.

The additional benefit of working the camera remotely through a phone app should be of interest to wildlife photographers like yourself. You might want to consider the possibilities.


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