WiFi adaptor

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Rob M, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Rob M

    Rob M Guest

    Anybody know of a wi-fi adaptor that I could plug into the USB of Canon 350D
    (Rebel) and the reveiver in my PC thatwill work with something like
    zoombrowser to enable me to review the pics fairly swiftly after being shot.

    Spoek to Canon and they don't do one so if there is one, then it's gotta be
    from somewhere else

    Look forward to hearing from you guys

    Rob
     
    Rob M, Apr 22, 2006
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  2. I would say you would be off better to upgrade to a 20D which does
    support Canon's Wireless unit.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...kw=CAWFTE1&is=REG&Q=&O=productlist&sku=365948


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    "I have been a witness, and these pictures are
    my testimony. The events I have recorded should
    not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

    -James Nachtwey-
    http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
     
    John A. Stovall, Apr 22, 2006
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  3. There are plenty of USB 'A' wi-fi adapters, but I have not seen any USB 'B'
    (peripheral) end adapters - sounds like a market niche to me!
     
    R. Mark Clayton, Apr 22, 2006
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  4. It take more than an adapter. The camera has to be able to support it
    in it's firmware. That's why the 20D didn't until firmware update
    2.0.0 . He's better off just getting a good used 20D and the Canon
    Wireless unit.
    --

    "I have been a witness, and these pictures are
    my testimony. The events I have recorded should
    not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

    -James Nachtwey-
    http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
     
    John A. Stovall, Apr 22, 2006
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  5. Does it have to be wireless? If it's the "instant review" that's important,
    you can achieve this using EOS Capture.
     
    Pete Mitchell, Apr 23, 2006
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  6. Rob M

    Rob M Guest

    I have been using Zoombrowser which has, I think, an instant remote capture
    in it, my problem is that the distance from my PC to shooting area is about
    15 metres and I have been using a USB to Cat5 (ethernet) converter set. This
    has recently started giving problems and was looking to got wireless as the
    next advancement

    Rob
     
    Rob M, Apr 23, 2006
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  7. Plan B ...

    Does the image need to be captured by the remote device, or just displayed?

    AFAIK the video out connector outputs what's on the screen - so if you set
    the camera to display the image when taken you might be able to extend the
    video out via a cable to a suitable display device?

    Sounds like best bet might be to just pickup a 2nd hand 20D (going for a
    song these days) and get the Canon WiFi kit (not sure how much that costs
    though)
     
    Pete Mitchell, Apr 23, 2006
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  8. The Canon Wireless unit goes for about 1000 dollars.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...s&Q=&sku=365948&is=REG&addedTroughType=search


    --

    "I have been a witness, and these pictures are
    my testimony. The events I have recorded should
    not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

    -James Nachtwey-
    http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
     
    John A. Stovall, Apr 23, 2006
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  9. Rob M

    Rob M Guest

    The image doesn't have to be captured, but as I tend to shoot 5 or 10
    framesand review the pics for lighting etc, using the video out would be
    awkward. Examples of my creative lighting / shooting can be seen at
    www.robm.web-models.co.uk with the model named Deanna

    It also makes it easier if they are on the PC to quickly let the model
    select the one's she wants and drop them to a CD

    Thanks for the comments though

    Rob
     
    Rob M, Apr 23, 2006
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  10. Rob M

    Dave Guest

    Dear Rob,

    I just bought a pocket size Canon camera and it came with ZoomBrowser EX. I
    haven't loaded it yet, but this program will allow you to see your shots as
    they are taken on a computer and it also will record the images onto your
    computer's hard drive via a USB-camera cord.

    You could use it on a laptop so it can be in the same area of your camera
    set up. I bought an extra USB-camera cord and it's now 6 feet long. I think
    there is a speed issue if you string USB cords out to far from the
    peripherals but I may be wrong.

    Good luck,
    Dave
     
    Dave, Apr 23, 2006
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  11. Rob M

    Rob M Guest

    Hi Dave
    Thanks for the answer.
    Yes, I also use Zoombrowser and the principle works great and my clients
    love it
    Yes there data transfer problems with length of cable which was why
    originally I went to a USB to Ethernet converter set and upto 100 metres of
    Cat 5.
    Can't follow down the laptop route as Idon't have a laptop and I guess it
    could be cheaper to buy 20D and wifi
    but thanks for the reply

    Rob M
     
    Rob M, Apr 24, 2006
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  12. Why so, all it has to do is present the computer interface as though the
    wire was there - then the camera will look like a flash drive or whatever
    its driver does with it.
     
    R. Mark Clayton, Apr 25, 2006
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