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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 LAN
Image 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 Interface
No
Transmission Range
Linked Shooting: 328 ft (100 m)
Access Point: 492 ft (150 m)
Smartphone: 49.2 ft (15 m)
Power Supply
Powered by the camera
Temperature
32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Humidity
85% or less
Dimensions
0.97 x 2.24 x 1.34" (24.7 x 57 x 34.1 cm)
Weight
1.34 oz (38 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.85 x 5.6 x 1.85"

Canon WFT-E8A Reviews

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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: 2023-07-25

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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