Canon WFT-E4 IIA Wireless File Transmitter for 5D Mark II
Canon's WFT-E4 IIA Wireless File Transmitter (WFT) is designed exclusively for 5D Mark II Digital SLR cameras. The WFT-E4 IIA provides professional photographers a wide range of digital connectivity options including IEEE802.11a/b/g and Ethernet, ideal for commercial and studio work. With 802.11 a/b/g compatibility, photographers can remain wirelessly connected with reliable data transfer rates, strong resistance to electronic interference, and worldwide acceptance in heavy bandwidth environments, particularly within sporting arenas, entertainment venues and retail establishments.
The WFT-E4 IIA wireless file transmitter opens the door to new possibilities in remote and geotagged shooting applications. Photographers can fire up to 10 cameras simultaneously from across the room or across the country while maintaining control over camera settings and remote live view on a laptop or smart phone.
The WFT-E4 IIA wireless transmitter can also transfer and display images on DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatible televisions and photo frames. Geotagging is now possible via Bluetooth, using compatible GPS devices to append coordinate data to the images.
802.11 a/b/g Compatible
The WFT-4E IIA provides a wide range of different wireless compatibility options, as well as a wired option to ensure the unit will sync into any professional workflow. With 802.11 a/b/g compatibility, photographers can remain wirelessly connected with reliable data transfer rates, strong resistance to electronic interference, and worldwide acceptance in heavy bandwidth environments, particularly within sporting arenas, entertainment venues and retail establishments.
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
To help make connecting the WFT unit to a wireless network even easier than before, Canon has added a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) option for a one-touch connection to local wireless networks. This easy option helps ensure that photographers not familiar with wireless LAN setups can just touch a button on their WPS-compatible wireless router to connect it to their camera.
FTP Transfer Mode
The WFT provides access to the camera from anywhere in the world via the internet as if it were an FTP site and can allow a photo editor to download images with ease. Canon's FTP connection is a direct file transfer mode that allows for the instant transfer of files across a local network or across the world via the internet. This is the connection of choice for many professional photographers looking to deliver their images with a wireless connection back to a computer as they are shot.
New WFT Server Mode
The new WFT Server mode, previously called HTTP mode on legacy WFT units, allows up to 3 users to remotely connect to a camera via any standard Web browser for global access of images in real-time. Canon's WFT Server mode allows for multiple connected users to download both images and video files from a camera, as well as view still images, see a remote live view of the camera's rear LCD screen and remotely fire a camera all through the Web. The ability to initiate remote capture to a compatible personal computer while viewing the Live View display from either a computer terminal or mobile device such as a netbook, iPhone, or iPod Touch is an exciting and extremely useful feature that can be performed from within a local network or from across the globe over most Web browsers. Multiple photo editors can now have instant access to a photographer's images, or photographers can remotely control a camera and transfer images to a compatible computer from the comfort of their mobile devices.
"EOS Utility" Mode
The EOS Utility mode, previously called PTP mode on legacy WFT units, provides full-camera control while remote shooting with a complete full Live View preview on-screen, allowing a photographer to see and shoot from a computer as if the camera were in-hand. EOS Utility mode is essentially a wireless version of a direct USB connection, and the ideal mode for a commercial or portrait studio that needs full camera control and instant feedback across a local network.
New Camera Linking Function
The new Camera Linking function enables photographers to link up to 10 "slave" cameras wirelessly to one "master" camera and fire all eleven cameras simultaneously for multiple images from various vantage points. Imagine being able to capture the crowd's reaction while shooting the play on the field, or having a camera capture the view from the stage while shooting the event from the pit. Each linked camera must be equipped with a compatible WFT unit.
USB Host Function
While each Canon camera has a small USB port, the WFT unit includes a USB Host port, allowing photographers to connect large capacity storage devices or GPS units directly to the camera for maximum storage capacity or geotagging images. This allows for a huge amount of storage possibilities, as well as allowing for coordinate data input on image files. The new WFT unit is now also compatible with Canon Bluetooth unit BU-30, allowing Bluetooth compatible GPS devices to connect and append information to images wirelessly. This allows the photographer to be completely free of wires while shooting and still tag GPS coordinates to images.