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Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter

B&H # CAWFTE6A Mfr # 5756B001
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You Pay: $549.00
Product Highlights
  • For EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, C500, C300
  • Wireless-Only LAN Function
  • Supports IEEE 802.11n
  • Internal Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR Function
  • Wireless Time Syncing
  • Dustproof and Waterproof Construction
  • Link Up to 10 Cameras

Canon's WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter is an impressive device that boasts several upgrades over earlier permutations. Designed for use with Canon's EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, C500 and C300, this transmitter offers wireless-only LAN functionality for ease when transferring data. It also now supports IEEE 802.11n for safe, fast wireless LAN transfers. Additionally, an internal Bluetooth function (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) is included for a secure connection to Bluetooth-compatible GPS devices for high-capacity data transfers.

The WFT-E6A also sports wireless time syncing now, which is a great advantage to those shooting events, allowing you to make adjustments to the device without having a direct connection to a computer. And in another upgrade, the WFT-E6A is also lighter and smaller than earlier models. It still features the same dustproof and waterproof capabilities it's older siblings have. In addition, the transmitter is able to link up to 10 cameras for numerous points of view on a single subject - but now with improved linkage to a WFT server by allowing it to start simultaneously when the master camera and slave cameras are manually connected.

Upgraded Wireless LAN Function
The WFT-E6A is compatible with the EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, C500 and C300, and offers a wireless-only LAN function for enhanced versatility when transferring data. It now also supports IEEE 802.11n to provide safer and faster wireless LAN transfers than previous models and has a new image resend features that ensures all images get transferred, even if a wireless signal drop interrupts transmission
Supports IEEE 802.11n and Has Internal Bluetooth Function
Wireless connectivity is gradually becoming an industry standard; many photographers are seeking convenient methods to transfer important image data securely and faster without the use of cables and wires. Canon developed the new WFT-E6A to support IEEE 802.11n, which provides seamless wireless transfers of large files at a speed roughly 3x faster than previous transmitters. For even more versatility, an internal Bluetooth function (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) is included. Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR allows the transmitter to have a secure connection to Bluetooth-compatible GPS device while handling high-volume data transfers
New Wireless Time Syncing
Syncing cameras just got easier with the WFT-E6A's wireless time syncing feature. Although time synchronization can be performed by the EOS-1D X via wired LAN connection, the WFT-E6A provides the option to do it wirelessly. Even photographers will find this especially convenient as now it's possible to make adjustments without having to use a direct connection to a computer
Compact, Durable and Lightweight Construction
Portability is just as important as how well a product functions. Offering a compact design, the WFT-E6A is lighter and smaller than its predecessors. Built to withstand inclement weather, this transmitter has the same dustproof and waterproof construction used in the EOS-1D X body. A compact and durable design ensures that equipment can be safely brought into rough environments, making the WFT-E6A and ideal accessory for demanding photographers constantly on the move
Enhanced Linked Multi-Camera Shooting
No different from other wireless file transmitters, the WFT-E6A still retains the linked multi-camera shooting function. It's possible to link up to 10 cameras to take a picture of one subject simultaneously. An enhancement improves linkage to a WFT server by allowing it to start simultaneously when the master camera and slave cameras are manually connected. Each slave camera will have its own IP address to gain access to the server allowing the user to conveniently browse and load images. If desired, when the user accesses the master camera to release the shutter, the slave cameras, in turn, will perform the same action in coordination
Type Image transfer accessory compatible with IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE802.11g and IEEE 802.11n wireless LAN support (IPsec-compatible). Can support GPS devices with an internal Bluetooth function
Compatible Cameras EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, C500 and C300
Data Transfer FTP Transfer images over a network to FTP servers
Network EOS utility-based control of cameras over a network
Server Requirements WFT browser-based remote capture and downloading of images over a network
Wireless Wirelessly triggered shooting of slave cameras linked to a master camera
Transmission Linked shooting: approximately 328 ' / 100 m from the master camera when signal strength is favorable
Wireless LAN: approximately 492 '/150 m
With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference
When a large, high-performance antenna is installed at a wireless LAN access point
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR: approximately TBA '/TBA '
Wireless Time Syncing
Master camera time is set for the EOS-1D X units (up to 10 units) connected in the wireless LAN
Setting margin of error with master camera: maximum approximate TBA sec
Connection Camera connection: System extension terminal
Wired LAN connection: not available, wireless LAN function only
External device connection: USB host function is not included since this device is intended for wireless LAN function only
Power Supply Powered by the camera
Environmental Temperature: 32-113 °F / 0-45 °C
85 % or less
Notes If the remaining battery level drops below 19 %, captured images cannot be transferred
Fewer images can be transferred if the wireless LAN transfer rate drops, and for consecutive image transfer over wireless LAN
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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CanonWFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Studio (7)
  • Everyday (3)
  • Landscape photography (3)
  • Macro photography (3)
  • Portraits (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The perfect transmitter

The WFT E6 seems to get a bit of a bad press, but this is entirely down to user error when setting up. Over the past year I've shot many assignments using the FTP...Read complete review

The WFT E6 seems to get a bit of a bad press, but this is entirely down to user error when setting up. Over the past year I've shot many assignments using the FTP function and it has never let me down. It is fast, reliable and robust, and deals with lost connections beautifully, resending any unsent files when reconnected.

However, the set-up requires some IT experience and you must understand that you are effectively connecting two computers, not a peripheral and a computer. This is where most photographers get it wrong.

Anybody who fully understand networking won't need the instruction manual (according to my IT guy). However, if you're using a Modern Retina Mac which no longer supports FTP in the general preferences you will need to install an FTP manager like 'PureFTP Manager'. Again this is an IT assignment not suited to many photographers.

My advice? Hire an IT guy to set it up properly - it will only take him or her an hour at most. You have five presets, so you can have five different configurations for various computers/environments - all of which you can save to CF card in case you mess it up. You should do the same with the router settings too.

In short, this is a fantastic piece of kit for a brilliant camera - but remember that in the same way you can't beat a professional photographer to deliver a great job, you also can't beat a good IT guy to help you along the way.

For the record, I don't use any of the other connection options, and can't really comment on the Canon Utility or how good it is. The other option is to use the USB link direct into LightRoom, which is also very reliable, but it is not as versatile as the FTP transmitter, and the physical range of the cable is limited to about 5m (unlike an ethernet cable which seems to work no matter how long it is).

As far as speed is concerned, shooting Jpegs is a breeze. Shooting blank RAW files (lens cap on) which are about 20MB each, I've seen speeds of about 17 frames per minute fully wireless and about 90 frames per minute with the wired LAN. In real world photography the RAW files are a little larger and will obviously take a little longer, but as the camera is constantly transmitting without affecting any of the functions It is never really a problem. I shoot everything in RAW.

Obviously wireless speeds will depend on signal strength and range, so it is advisable to use a good 12 volt router with a Power Gorilla battery when reliability is important (when using a cable is either not safe or convenient). Small battery routers work fine too, but don't have the range and struggle more in environments where there is a lot of wireless noise.

Highly recommended to the serious photographer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not easy to use

I bought the WFT-E6A as I work in the press industry, and after hearing how well the Nikon wireless file transmitter was I assumed the Canon would be equally as good. My aim was...Read complete review

I bought the WFT-E6A as I work in the press industry, and after hearing how well the Nikon wireless file transmitter was I assumed the Canon would be equally as good. My aim was to use the transmitter to transfer files to: i) the computer ii) the iPad iii) the iPhone iv) ftp for access by my picture editor . I got the basic transfer setup to my computer easy via EOS Utility, but everything else I've yet to accomplish. I spent 8 hours trying to do an iPad connection, and it would not work even after searching on various forums as to how others might have accomplished it. It's really disappointing at how hard it is to setup a connection with this unit, and considering it costs so much you would have hoped that connecting it to other appliances in this day of age should be a piece of cake.

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3.0

Works, but is expensive

By wopbv4

from wopbv4

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

    Setup is just as miserable as with a LAN cable.
    Once you have gone through the pain of setting it up, it works very smooth.

    Studio work on small products is a lot easier because the LAN cable is not there and therefore you have a lot of mobility.
    You need a proper router, 802.11n or 802.11ac, so you get real life transfer rates of ~40 MB/s which means that an average RAW file will be transmitted to PC/MAC in less then two seconds. The new EOS Utility, release end june 2014 works great with this device.

    BIG negative is price, it is shocking to pay ~500$ for stuff that is build in a lot lesser camera

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    4.0

    Serious wireless file transfer

    By Kyle

    from Columbus, OH

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Transfers
    • Small

    Cons

    • Can Be Finicky At Times
    • Cost

    Best Uses

    • Nosey Creative Directors
    • Portraits
    • Studio

    Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

    I have used this on quite a few shoots transmitting images to multiple iPads and to laptops. It has worked as I expected but does cause problems when the camera or device connecting to it falls asleep. A simple reset usually gets things straightened out.

    Initial setup took about 5 minutes and it lets you save each set if you have a few common network scenarios. On the Canon Learning site there are very clear instructions.

    I was disappointed in the transfer utility software, especially compared to the Nikon. Images are small and the UI is not very intuitive. The speed is great. In a real world situation it is negligible and clients love it.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Useful

    By Basis

    from Salt Lake City

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

          I use this wifi module to connect a EOS 1D X to computers, phones, and tables. I could do remote live view control of the camera, including bracketing and time lapse. Images, including jpeg and raw could be downloaded when they are taken or afterwards. Functionwise, this is probably all what I could ask for. However, it might not be as easy to use as the builtin wifi modules of 6D and 70D, not mentioning the upcoming G1X with NFC connection.

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          • No

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          4.0

          This thing is awesome

          By Bohan

          from Hayward, CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • News
            • Photojournalism
            • Traveling

            Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

            If you're in any kind of news or other time-sensitive photography, this is a life saver. Uploading or emailing photos within minutes of shooting them, while still in the field, is amazing.

            It's expensive for what it is, but it's such a huge asset it's worth it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent Device

            By Tom

            from Reading, PA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                This device is excellent!! Setup took less than 5 minutes using the setup wizard. Another user could not set it up because they didn't follow the directions.
                Specifically, to connect to an FTP site, use the User Name and Password you got from your FTP site administrator, NOT the Anonymous sign in mode.
                Performance is excellent. I used a WiFi device to connect to wireless internet while shooting auto racing on the track. First photo transmitted in less than 15 seconds, faster per photo transmission for multiple photos.
                Reliability is excellent, includes automatic reconnect if you inadvertently turn off your camera in mid-transmission or if you take your WiFi device too far away from the transmitter (such as leaving the transmitting camera on the ground and walking away to shoot another angle while carrying the WiFi in your pocket). While it was very easy to switch the transmitter from one camera to the other (connection is automatic once the transmitter is attached to the camera) I will be buying another transmitter to save time transmitting from multiple cameras.

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                5.0

                excellent

                By VG

                from Florida

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                  very happy with my product, hekp me to have better pictures!!!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Much Improved Over Previous Versions

                  By Lightbay.

                  from Denver

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Studio
                    • Tethered Studio Shooting

                    Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                    If you want to avoid cords while shooting tethered, and can wait a few seconds for the transfer to take place, this version of Canon's WFT works well. Set up using the EOS Utility was easier than previous units, using connections either through existing Wi-fi networks or with direct connection to a computer with an ad hoc network. A medium RAW file took about 17 seconds to transfer, but JPEGS transferred almost as fast as if connected by hard wire.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I buy this product

                    By Ulzi

                    from Dublin ca

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                      this is great

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The perfect transmitter

                      By Marcus Perkins

                      from London, UK

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                        The WFT E6 seems to get a bit of a bad press, but this is entirely down to user error when setting up. Over the past year I've shot many assignments using the FTP function and it has never let me down. It is fast, reliable and robust, and deals with lost connections beautifully, resending any unsent files when reconnected.

                        However, the set-up requires some IT experience and you must understand that you are effectively connecting two computers, not a peripheral and a computer. This is where most photographers get it wrong.

                        Anybody who fully understand networking won't need the instruction manual (according to my IT guy). However, if you're using a Modern Retina Mac which no longer supports FTP in the general preferences you will need to install an FTP manager like 'PureFTP Manager'. Again this is an IT assignment not suited to many photographers.

                        My advice? Hire an IT guy to set it up properly - it will only take him or her an hour at most. You have five presets, so you can have five different configurations for various computers/environments - all of which you can save to CF card in case you mess it up. You should do the same with the router settings too.

                        In short, this is a fantastic piece of kit for a brilliant camera - but remember that in the same way you can't beat a professional photographer to deliver a great job, you also can't beat a good IT guy to help you along the way.

                        For the record, I don't use any of the other connection options, and can't really comment on the Canon Utility or how good it is. The other option is to use the USB link direct into LightRoom, which is also very reliable, but it is not as versatile as the FTP transmitter, and the physical range of the cable is limited to about 5m (unlike an ethernet cable which seems to work no matter how long it is).

                        As far as speed is concerned, shooting Jpegs is a breeze. Shooting blank RAW files (lens cap on) which are about 20MB each, I've seen speeds of about 17 frames per minute fully wireless and about 90 frames per minute with the wired LAN. In real world photography the RAW files are a little larger and will obviously take a little longer, but as the camera is constantly transmitting without affecting any of the functions It is never really a problem. I shoot everything in RAW.

                        Obviously wireless speeds will depend on signal strength and range, so it is advisable to use a good 12 volt router with a Power Gorilla battery when reliability is important (when using a cable is either not safe or convenient). Small battery routers work fine too, but don't have the range and struggle more in environments where there is a lot of wireless noise.

                        Highly recommended to the serious photographer.

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                        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        awful

                        By Mike

                        from Royal Oak, MI

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use
                          • Not Functional
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                            I spent 7 hours today trying to get this device to function in any mode. Documentation is non-existent. I am a smart person, who has been shooting for 40 years, and using computers for 25. If anybody could get this to work, I could. AWFUL USELESS WASTE OF MONEY. RUN!

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Not easy to use

                            By Matthew Poon

                            from Perth, Western Australia

                            About Me Professional

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Size

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use
                            • Not Functional

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio

                            Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                            I bought the WFT-E6A as I work in the press industry, and after hearing how well the Nikon wireless file transmitter was I assumed the Canon would be equally as good. My aim was to use the transmitter to transfer files to: i) the computer ii) the iPad iii) the iPhone iv) ftp for access by my picture editor . I got the basic transfer setup to my computer easy via EOS Utility, but everything else I've yet to accomplish. I spent 8 hours trying to do an iPad connection, and it would not work even after searching on various forums as to how others might have accomplished it. It's really disappointing at how hard it is to setup a connection with this unit, and considering it costs so much you would have hoped that connecting it to other appliances in this day of age should be a piece of cake.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Expensive, Slow, Difficult to Set Up

                            By James

                            from CA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Use

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio

                              Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                              Expensive, Slow, Difficult to Set Up

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Proffesional photographer first choice

                              By Aiden

                              from Chicago, IL.

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Canon WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter:

                                Very quick responce ans state of art. Best price from King of photo store, B & H photo.

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