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Port on bottom of 50D (and other high-end bodies)??

 
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Aug 15, 2009 02:36 |  #1

I looked in the booklet and online and I can't seem to find any mention of the bottom port on my 50D. It's covered by a rubber plug and is similar-looking to a mini hdmi port or something.

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Aug 15, 2009 03:02 |  #2

It is a HDMI slot and i would say it is simply to connect to a tv or dvd player to view the photos. Not lokoed in teh book for it but i cant see any other reason to have it.




  
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Aug 15, 2009 03:04 |  #3

Nope I said it just looks like a mini HDMI, the real mini HDMI is on the left side under the weather sealed covers...at least to my eyes the one on the bottom looks thinner and different than the HDMI one...
Maybe it's for some kind of body attachment (not a grip obviously)??




  
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Aug 15, 2009 03:05 |  #4

It's for the WiFi grip.


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Aug 15, 2009 03:06 |  #5

Some battery grips also include a wireless transmitter for wireless printing or wireless tethered shooting (or some such thing). The port is used for that sort of thing.


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Aug 15, 2009 03:07 |  #6

Okay cool, so what's the actual name of the interface of the port?
Why isn't this explained in the body diagrams in the booklet?




  
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Aug 15, 2009 03:08 |  #7

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ess_File_Transm​itter.html (external link)


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Aug 15, 2009 03:11 |  #8

Yeah I saw the newer one on B&H just now, but nowhere says the interface of the port..anyone know? Is it a type of USB or some interface strictly for wireless or something?




  
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Aug 15, 2009 03:15 |  #9

It's probably proprietary ie exclusive to Canon and as such they likely didn't bother to give it a name outside of their own part number/internal designation.


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Aug 15, 2009 05:52 as a reply to  @ cdifoto's post |  #10

Wow, glad I don't need one of those, costs almost as much as the camera!


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Aug 15, 2009 07:26 |  #11

Guts311 wrote in post #8463094 (external link)
I looked in the booklet and online and I can't seem to find any mention of the bottom port on my 50D. It's covered by a rubber plug and is similar-looking to a mini hdmi port or something.

Anyone?
TIA.

It's identified on page 17 of your manual as 'extension system terminal' and if you look at the specs on page 207 it tells you under the heading 'Interface' that Extension system terminal is 'For connection to Wreless File Transmitter WFT-E3/E3a'.


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