Open up the EOS-1D X Mark II to a wider world of connectivity with the WFT-E8 wireless transmitter. Featuring fast wireless LAN transmission thanks to IEEE 802.11ac compatibility, enhanced FTP transfer options and remote shooting, the WFT-E8 provides a host of additional functions to fully exploit the capabilities of the EOS-1D X Mark II.
- Faster data transfer – supports IEEE 802.11ac standard
- Secure File Transfer Protocol over FTP/FTPS
- WFT Server shooting for remote capture and movie shooting
- Smartphone/tablet shooting for remote capture with Canon Camera Connect App
- Link up to 10 cameras to shoot remotely at a range of up to 100m
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Transferring images wirelessly
Thanks to its use of the newly adopted IEEE 802.11ac standard (5Ghz band) the WFT-E8 allows you to transfer data up to 150m away at high speeds. IEEE 802.11ac supports faster communication (around 2.5x in real world use) than the IEEE 802.11n standard seen in the WFT-E6, with a theoretical speed of approx. 1300 Mbps versus the 450Mbps of IEEE 802.11n.
Remote shooting using a computer
Photographers can securely link to an FTP server remotely using the FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) and shoot and send images in real time, thus allowing you to minimise the time spent to collect, classify and upload images to a server.
You can shoot, review and playback images or movies remotely thanks to the WFT Server option within the WFT-E8. WFT Server is an update of the previously named HTTP mode and allows full control over the EOS-1D X Mark II camera settings - including focus, Live View, playback of movies and review of RAW images – so you can view what the camera sees and adjust settings on a remote computer, smartphone or tablet.
Canon’s Camera Connect app
The Canon Camera Connect app lets you connect to a smartphone or tablet for remote capture, review, rating, transfer and sharing of images when the camera needs to be placed out of reach, eg behind the goal at a football match or above a basketball hoop. Camera Connect can also shoot and transfer Full HD MP4 movie files.
From a master camera you can link up to 10 slave cameras with the WFT-E8 or WFT-E7 transmitters for synchronised shooting up to 100 metres away. By use of the camera time sync function individual differences between camera clocks are eliminated, so the accurate shooting sequence can be determined.
Find out more about the Canon WFT-E8, its features and what it can do.