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Canon WFT-E8A Wireless File Transmitter

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Canon WFT-E8A Wireless File Transmitter
Key Features
  • For the EOS-1D X Mark II & C300 Mark II
  • Ultra-Fast Image Transfer Speed
  • Supports Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Remote Shooting via Canon Connect App
The WFT-E8A Wireless File Transmitter from Canon makes it simple and easy to set up wireless transfers with the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera and the cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body. The transmitter supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac for fast and secure connections over a LAN network using both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signals.
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Canon WFT-E8A Overview

The WFT-E8A Wireless File Transmitter from Canon makes it simple and easy to set up wireless transfers with the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera and the cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body. The transmitter supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac for fast and secure connections over a LAN network using both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signals.

The WFT-E8A allows the user to transfer images using FTP transfer, EOS Utility, WFT Server, or the Canon Camera Connect app, which also provides remote shooting capabilities. The built-in Wireless Time Syncing function can receive images captured on multiple cameras and automatically sequence them chronologically. Lastly, all these functions are housed in a compact, lightweight body that has been sealed for dust and water resistance.

Wireless LAN support for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, delivering ultra-fast image transfer speed
Enhanced linked multi-camera shooting
Wireless time syncing

Camera Compatibility

EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera
EOS C300 Mark II camcorder body

Mobile OS Compatibility

iOS: 7.1, 8.4, 9.0
Android: 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.0, 5.1
UPC: 013803271676

Canon WFT-E8A Specs

Wireless LANImage transfer accessory compatible with IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, and IEEE 802.11ac wireless LAN support (IPsec-compatible).
Wired LAN InterfaceNo
Transmission RangeLinked Shooting: 328 ft (100 m)
Access Point: 492 ft (150 m)
Smartphone: 49.2 ft (15 m)
Power Supply Powered by the camera
Temperature32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Humidity85% or less
Dimensions0.97 x 2.24 x 1.34" (24.7 x 57 x 34.1 cm)
Weight1.34 oz (38 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.85 x 5.6 x 1.85"

Canon WFT-E8A Reviews

WFT-8 means Worry Free Transfers

By Dean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-24

The Canon WFT8 works great. I recently got an evaluation loan from Canon for this product. It worked great with my Canon 1DX Mark II. It was simple to set up and worked flawlessly in the field. It worked so well I bought one from B&H after my evaluation loan ended.

Works great for C300mkii

By Jorge
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-28

I was not sure if this was the replacement for the WFT-E6A , but i bought it to try (well you can always return it lol). Works amazing, we were able to connect to the camera via WiFi and control all its functions, either W/B, Focus, ISO, Shutter, etc... wow impressive!!!!

Canon WFT - E8A

By Moe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-23

I have to say that B&H team were amazing. loved the shop and everything at the store specially the Camera section

A must have for quick transfer

By Kg Hick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-05

This works great. I plan on using it on my next trip is Peru. Limited access to internet and want to post some photos online.

Canon 1DX Mark II - Game changer

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-28

My oh my! Wow oh wow! I use my iPhone 6s Plus with Camera Connect by Canon and this transmitter takes shooting to a whole new level! Setting up was so fast. I got it set up under 30 seconds through the ‘easy set-up’ on the app. The live view is truly live and moves smoothly through the phone. Setting up ISO, SS, and Aperture is so much easier and fast through the phone and you can see much more detail and get different perspectives on what your shot will look like. Now let’s get to the transfer. It does what it’s made to do at such lighting speed I became excited owning this camera all over again. It transmits raws and mp4 videos within seconds into your phone and if you like editing on your phone, you get the full quality straight away without having to transfer to your computer and into your phone. This changed everything to me. Remote shooting opens up a whole new level of freedom with this camera.

Not an easy item to set up

By Paul
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-25

This item may work when properly set up, but doing so essentially requires a background in IT. �I followed the instructions to set up FTP transfer and was unable to make it work. �The iPhone app worked OK. �Connecting to a wifi network was unpredictable with frequent loss of signal. The instruction manual is not extremely helpful.

Nice to have all functions of the C300MKII in a Touch Screen

By Alan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-09

I really got this transmitter to remotely pull focus with the C300 MK II camera on an iPad. And of course to change camera settings on the screen as well. It does all this except the slight live view delay and about 15 or less fps being transmitted to the screen. It does touch focus pulls, but the delay must be anticipated and the low fps displaying onscreen distracts from it being flawless operation. For focus pulls on a touch screen I think the new monitor made for the C200 will do a better job, which works for the C300 MKII now. Still, a good wireless transmitter. 4 stars because of image delay and not full fps being transmitted in live view.

Great Product!

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-22

Bought this for my 1DX Mark ii and it took some time to figure out, but once I did it worked great! Really drained the battery on my phone. So I am learning as I go!

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Will it work with the new 1dx mark 3?

Will it work with the new 1dx mark 3?
Asked by: Seffi
The 1DX3 uses the WFT-E9A, click on the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/38IOK2K
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-01-29

I shoot a lot of sporting events and my clients ...

I shoot a lot of sporting events and my clients want images in real time for social media.....is this the answer....or would the Camranger 2 be better
Asked by: Liz
It's pricey, and the transfer rates could have been higher (~10MB/s on an existing 802.11ac network, and ~7-8MB/s when configured as an access point and have a phone or laptop connected to it that way) - it is mind boggling that Canon did not use an MIMO chipset/antenna at this price point, when this was released in early 2016 2x2 MIMO configurations were common on mid-range to high-end mobile phones. By the way, the upcoming WFT-E9A for 1Dx III support 2x2 spatial streams. That said, NO third-party device beats this in terms of tight integration with 1Dx II, it is much smaller, does not need a battery pack, and does not leave any wires dangling (typically USB, or a network cable like the home-made solution I had using a Raspberry Pi). If cost is a concern you can always buy a used unit at a considerable discount, although it may take a while as it is not a high volume product and doesn't show up on the used market that often. I am not a social media type, but do appreciate the option to have images automatically sent to my phone instantaneously. In my case I have my Android phone's hotspot featured turned on, with the WiFi Pro FTP Server app running, and the WFT-E8A configured to automatically upload new captures via FTP. In the FTP configuration, you can set it to retain the folder structure on the memory cards (A for Compact Flash in Slot 1 and B for CFast in Slot 2, then DCIM, etc., this comes in handy if you storage JPEG on one card and RAW on the other but want to transfer both JPEG and RAW via FTP and prefer to keep them separate) or store everything in one folder. I only send JPEGs to my phone automatically, it takes a second or so per image.
Answered by: Yuqiao
Date published: 2020-01-12

question

For syncing the time between cameras, is the WFT-E8a on a 1dx mkII backwards compatible with a WFT-E6a on a 1dx?
Asked by: Anonymous
no its designed for the 1dx ii only
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can I use it on the new 1dx mark 3

Can I use it on the new 1dx mark 3
Asked by: Seffi
The 1DX3 uses the WFT-E9A, click on the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/38IOK2K
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-01-29

question

When in use with a smart phone (running Canon Connect App) directly attached to the 1DXM2 and therefore in very close proximity to the WFT-E8A (to act as an articulating LCD), how long will time lag be when using Dual Pixel Auto Focus features via Apple iPhone 6+? And Will the lag be noticeable ? I ask because I want purchase the device for this feature only and I plan to shoot fast moving objects. Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
10MB pictures transfer from camera to smartphone less than second
Answered by: Radan K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can I control the dual focus (video auto focus) with the WFT-E8?
Asked by: Max F.
Yes, you can control focus via live view shooting with the WFT-E8.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can I use this on 5D III?
Asked by: JAIMIE G.
Nope
Answered by: David C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will the WFT-E8A work with the Canon C300 Mark II?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Canon WFT-E8A Wireless File Transmitter will only be compatible with the 1DX II.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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