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Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter

This is a used item Condition: 10
Preowned equipment, but appears as new Additional Comments:BOX
Used Cat.# 1063361 Mfr # 27046
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You Pay: $514.95
Ratings: 9 reviews
Product Highlights
  • Native Compatibility with Nikon D4 DSLR
  • Compatibility with Select DSLRs via UT-1
  • Use iPhone/iPad to Operate Camera
  • Double Image Transmission Speed
  • Operate 10 D4 Cameras From One D4 Camera
  • 590' Range

Nikon's WT-5A Wireless Transmitter makes it possible to operate camera controls on your Nikon D4  (not included) camera using the web browser on your iPhone or iPad, including recording HD video. The WT-5A also transmits images to an FTP server or computer twice as fast as the previous WT-4A transmitter. Using the PC mode, you can also operate the D4 via Camera Control Pro 2 (not included), and release up to 10 remote D4/WT-5A combinations using one master camera. The WT-5A has a range of 590' and does not require batteries, as it draws its operating power from the camera it's mounted on. This transmitter is designed for use in the U.S.A., Canada, and Brazil.

The WT-5A is compatible with the D4 and D4S DSLRs and when used with the UT-1 Communication Unit, is also compatible with the D800, D800E, D810, D7000, and D7100 DSLRs.

HTTP Mode
Now you can use the web browser on your iPhone and/or iPad to operate camera controls or begin Live View shooting, including starting and stopping HD video and more.
Image Transmission Mode
Transmit images to an FTP server or computer two times faster than the Nikon WT-4A.
PC Mode
Operate the D4 via Camera Control Pro 2. From one master camera, simultaneously release up to ten remote D4/WT-5A combinations.
Range 590' (179.8 m)

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NikonWT-5A Wireless Transmitter
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (3)
  • Studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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4.0

get what you pay for

By cholson

from Illinois

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

    when this first came out, i decided to NOT purchase and instead try setting up a third party WI-FI router option. while it initially saved me money, the non-Nikon direction turned out to be more hassle than it was worthso, i finally broke down and purchased the WT-5A and have been very pleased. compared to my previous setup, there's no more cables and WI-FI unit hanging off the camera, no extra batteries that need to be charged, and the connection speed is faster and more reliable. just plug it in, change a few camera settings, and you're ready to start shootingi knocked the rating down to only 4 stars given that i feel the price is too high (which is more an issue with how Nikon positioned this in the market and not against the performance or convenience which is top notch)

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    5.0

    What an Advantage!

    By Hippolyta

    from Louisville, Ohio

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Studio
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

    I use the WT-5A to send the photos to my iPad. I can trigger and save the photos during a shoot. Its reliable and simple to use. The biggest challenge was setting it up, but once it was done, I was happy with the result. Yes, it's expensive, but it's well worth the price.

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    5.0

    Great Item to Have

    By Chris

    from Spartanburg, SC

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

      I love this little transmitter. Would rather that Nikon included WiFi on the D4 as this adds another "gizmo" attached to the camera, but that is another story. Consumes a lot of battery power, but I carry 4 spares so I have juice to spare. Because of it's design it would not survive a fall that the camera would otherwise not have a problem with.

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      4.0

      Time will tell!

      By Wild Exposures

      from Greenville Mississippi

      About Me Professional

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        Cons

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            Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

            Could just be me but seems this device takes too long to connect to iPhone or iPad. I started to return it because of this but after working with it I decided to keep it. I plan photographing birds at nest where the focus in critical.

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            5.0

            It Just Works!

            By Tony

            from Malvern, PA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

              Great for portraits.

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              • No

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              5.0

              A must have

              By Photong

              from Miami, fl

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

                I used to have the wt-4, I like it but had a beef with it, the wire on a "wireless" connection so when i got the d-4 I plunge right away for the wt-5 and man it was the right thing to do. No more cables, no more different chargers and different batteries to lug around and a very reliable connection. the only problem is battery life so i got 5 batteries to get me through the day. This is how I have it set. On location I use ad-hoc connection to my iPad running shutter snitch I set up the camera to shoot raw + small jpgs fine and tell it to send only the jpgs so my clients can review and approve on the spot. On the studio I connect to my wireless network and do the same thing. One thing that has amazing me is that I have being using wireless transfers since the d2x came out sending pictures to my computer or my laptop. But since I replace the laptop with the iPad the WOW factor from my clients has exploded they are always asking how do you do that

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                4.0

                Best so far.

                By Elroy

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • No Third Party Support
                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

                So far I have been able to use HTTP server mode on multiple devices and computers without a hitch. Although the web GUI Nikon has provided is decent, It would be great to see Adobe give full support to this device within Lightroom. Then this would truly become a powerful accessory. Also, It would be nice if a small case or cover was included in the box for this pricey accessory.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                useful piece of accessory

                By UdoinDesert

                from KSA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • More features

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Ad-hoc network
                • No computer needed
                • Remote control

                Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

                Expands the D4's set of features regarding remote control with live view and picture transfer a lot. I wish this little unit were already integrated into the body. Settings for the different functions, e.g. HTTP and FTP server can be done on the camera directly via its menu but I would recommend to use Nikon's Wireless Utility. Setups are done in a minute this way. Unfortunately the L-bracket can no longer be used when this unit is attached. All in all this little unit works properly, but it is way too expensive. This is the reason for 1 star deduction.

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                3.0

                Good, but NOT great!

                By Dr SCSI

                from Mannheim, Germany

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ease of Use
                • Lite weight
                • Small

                Cons

                • Camera placement
                • Eats Your DSLR Battery
                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Shooting DSLR from Mast
                • Wireless Camera Control

                Comments about Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter:

                I bought the WT-5A to leverage the web server based built in camera control, found on the Nikon D4. Although this unit performs as advertised, and is an amazing little addition to your camera kit, it could use some improvements. My number one complaint about this device is the reduced battery life of the D4, when activated. If you are expecting to have wireless camera controls and wireless tethering, you better have additional EN-EL18 batteries available; don't expect more than an hour shooting time. From my initial test, I only got about 45 minutes worth of shots before I had to swap batteries; and only a few images were chosen to transmit wirelessly using the Nikon software. When you set this thing up, be sure to read the instructions; you will save yourself lots of time if you do. The creation of wireless profiles is done most easily with Nikon's wirless transmitter utility, from your PC/MAC. You can create both ADHOC and Infrastructure based wireless profiles. You can specify your own IPs, or let the IANA self assigned IPs occur in the 169.254.x.x range. I would suggest specifing a fixed IP, as it makes conections from your iPhone/iPad much easier, but if you don't know networking, letting it auto-asign is also OK. My second largest complaint is the price. For a networking component, it is astronomicaly high!! So why did I buy it, you might ask...simple, I hate wires. I really think Nikon should have included their Camera Control software for free with this purchase, but they didn't! :-( My third complaint is the transfer times of RAW files are very long; although that may have been due to wireless interference, something I need to double check by changing the WiFi channel. My final complaint about the WT-5A is its placement on the D4. I have the ReallyRightStuff "L" bracket on my D4, and in order to install the WT-5A, I have to slide the "L" bracket to the extreme left to provide enough space between the bracket and camera. A simple solution for Nikon is to create a short coiled cord adapter to go with the unit to connect to either a camera strap adapter or a hot shoe adapter. This would then get the WT-5A off of the left side of the camera, and onto the hotshoe or a camera strap holder. I will be waiting very anxiously for the third party companies which reverse engineer this device and make it better! I suggest you do the same.

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