Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by keith204, Jan 24, 2008.
is the 40D Wireless Transmitter out yet? I looked recently and couldn't find it available yet.
Smaller ... yes... Cheaper.. maybe
"as reliable" .. don't think so.
Since most consumer products that use memory cards now use SDs, I think it makes sense from the consumer level cameras in the camera line. I predict that the higher end professional cameras will still use CF or both. They are faster, more durable, and larger capacities.
It isn't out yet... but I think it is going to be expensive... almost as much as the camera.
Wireless certainly has its uses. In the future it will be a plus, but cards will never be abolished unless cameras begin housing hard drives. Think about location work...
Alright, I answered my own question I suppose. After a quick google search, Pictureline has the grip in stock and other forums (dare I say that) have people who have bought this. It's 749 from PictureLine and looks sweet. The reviewer on another board said:
-plug a hard drive into usb port
-write JPEG to CF, and RAW to HD simultaneously, and vise versa
-ahh, go google it for yourself this thing looks real nice.
imagine your shooting something important and theres a dude outside in his car eating your packets. Sure hell go though and break the encrpytion later at his lesiure. But hes capturing your raw shots of your wedding, portrait, art, etc.....
only the paranoid survive
ketchup or mustard? I'm not too worried I suppose...
Lol now that IS paranoid. Who are you a photographer for, the CIA?
hard drives are yesterdays news, even the new High Def 1080 camcorders are having solid state memory instead of hard drives.
And there are already Sony compacts with 2gb or 4gb built in memory
I guess you guys haven't figured out just how easy it is to attach to a bluetooth cellphone and listen in (even insert voice) while some stranger is on a call. You can even issue a call using a cell phone that is in someone's purse/case/pocket without them even knowing. All it takes is a little bit of research with the appropriate software. This is especially easy if the wireless camera device will use a pin of "0000" like everything else....
IMO, the only real use I see for the wireless is in studios.
* Bluetooth range is too short and not 100% reliable for weddings and such.
* It will eat precious battery power
* Bringing a laptop with you is more weight and a hassle.
* Memory is freakin cheap.
* Transfer rate isn't up to par with memory card transfer rates.
* A laptop with a physical harddrive, display, power supply etc... is a WHOLE LOT more prone to failure than solid state memory media cards.
What I can see being useful is a solid state harddrive strapped to my belt patched right to my camera.
I'm just kidding around...but you never know. Maybe you have a 40GB solid state memory device that you put in your pocket or camera bag...and the files are being transferred to that by the camera.
If you haven't seen it, check out the article on POP Photo about the Super Bowl shooters...they want and need wireless...and fast wireless. They want their shots in their clients hands, minutes after the play on the field happened.
Well, if you have $3200 and are comfortable with a 2.5 star rating....
128GB for about $3200. Getcha one of those, an external enclosure, and a 40D w/ WFT-e3a grip, and you're set!
or, just use flash cards.
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