Eye-Fi card in a 1D MK IV

Started Dec 22, 2010 | Discussions thread
24Peter
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Re: Use it on 1ds3
In reply to marcus2137, Jan 2, 2011

I installed my 8GB X2 Pro Eye-Fi yesterday. Seems to be working OK. I'm on a 802.11g network and it takes 6-7 seconds to transfer large .jpegs from my 60D. Right now that's acceptable, though I may consider a "N" router in the future.

Overall I think it's a good product (I'm sure a lot went into creating, marketing and distributing this.) The only gotcha for me is I have a desktop & laptop on the same network. I basically wanted the files to automatically transfer to whichever computer I am running at a given time (I don't usually have both going). No go. You have to manually select which computer files are transferred to by inserting the Eye-Fi card in the computer and then going into the settings. I'd like to see this remedied in the future to either automatically detect which computer is running, or at least a way to set a priority as to which computer gets the files.

I'm also interested in setting up an ad hoc network between the card and my laptop for when I'm off site. But 1) there is no easy/obvious way to do this from the Eye-Fi Center software, and 2) I read elsewhere there may be a conflict because neither the card nor the camera let you prioritize which networks are connected to, but rather default to the first network connection you establish. Might not be a big deal for me, since when I'm off-site my regular network won't appear and hopefully the ad hoc network settings will kick in. We'll have to see.

I have no interest in automatically uploading photos to photo sharing/social networking sites, nor am I interested in on-line storage. So for me, the Eye-Fi is kind of a one-trick pony. But preliminary tests for this purpose seem OK.
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