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WT-5A Wireless Transmitter

The WT-5A Wireless Transmitter is designed for use with the Nikon D4 D-SLR camera. It can also be used on the D800 and D7000 D-SLRs when used along with the UT-1 Communication Unit.
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will the "ad hoc" mode work with ipad/iphone, or is wi-fi required?

for example im shooting in a church and ont have acess to thier wi-fi, or im outdoors and there is no wifi
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If you have access to a WiFi network, then you can configure the D4 and the WT-5 to connect to the existing network's access point. This is "infrastructure mode" and the most common way people use WiFi in their homes, businesses and offices.

If you don't have an existing WiFi network, the you can directly couple the D4 to the WT-5. This is "ad hoc" mode, where the two devices talk directly to each other instead of using an existing WiFi network.

So if you are indoors and wish to use your church's network, follow the instructions to set up for infrastructure mode. If you are outdoors and can't connect to the existing network, use ad hoc mode.

Or you can use ad hoc mode in both places and not have to reconfigure when you go from indoors to outdoors.
 
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It works in "ad hoc" mode without needing a wlan. It's a connection between the wt-5 & the computer/ipad/iphone. no need for a local wifi network.
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Why does D800 with UT-1 and Wt-5 combo open a Windows Explorer Window on Windows 7 everytime it sends an image to the computer?

I have D800 with UT-1 on hotshoe and Wt-5 on top. I created a Profile using Wireless Config Utility to send to my laptop through my router. It creates a folder in the Wireless Transmiter Utility folder with a LONG name then DCIM subfolder then camera folder. Why is initial folder name SO long. And why does Windows open a new Window to the Camera's folder (100ND800 ex.) every time it sends an image over?
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In addition to the first answer, please run the wireless transmitter utility and specify the folder you would like the pictures to be transfer to. On the first screen, select 'WT-4', and on the second screen, select 'Setup Picture Folder', then browse to the folder you would like to transfer the pictures to.

This will not get rid of the long named folder file. It tells me where that folder will go. If I tell it to put it in My Documents, it will create a subfolder with a long alpha/numeric name with the two typical camera card subfolders in it.
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In addition to the first answer, please run the wireless transmitter utility and specify the folder you would like the pictures to be transfer to. On the first screen, select 'WT-4', and on the second screen, select 'Setup Picture Folder', then browse to the folder you would like to transfer the pictures to.
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Turn off the auto play for the camera in Windows
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View photos on an iPad

Will the WT-5 together with the D4 and iPad allow photos just taken on a D4 to be immediately viewed on an iPad?

Does the WT-5 create a wireless network or is just a peer to peer with the WT5 communicating directly with the iPad?

Is a wireless router required for the communication to work reliably between camera/WT-5 and iPad?

Can the ipad control the camera to take remote photos as in a wireless shutter release?
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yes.
yes - when in "ad hoc" mode ... several computers/ipads/iphones can view whats taken by the camera; but only one computer can control it.
No router necessary when in ad hoc mode & using http.
yes.

just one comment on what Nikon's answer here stated: as far as I can see your computer/ipad/iphone can only be effective in taking pictures in live view mode.... not able to start stop video. I dont know why they claim that here.
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You can use the web browser on your iPad to operate camera controls or begin Live View shooting, including starting and stopping HD video and more. The connection should be the built-in HTTP mode.
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For this product to transmit information as it s designed, does it require WiFi?

Very simple; I just want to know if I would need to be in range of a hotspot or if I am given the freedom to use this transmitter out on the field during shoots and weddings at locations where WiFi is nt available.

Thank you.
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You do not need an existing WiFi network to use the WT-5. All you need is your D4 with the WT-5 attached and configured and an iPad or iPhone or computer with WiFi capability. If you are using your camera where an existing WiFi network is not available, then you set up an ad hoc wifi connection between the D4/WT-5 and your computer/iPhone/iPad. In ad hoc mode you are using WiFi where two devices talk directly to each other.
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It is the transmitter, does not require wi-fi
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D3s Compatible?

Will the WT-5a wireless transmitter be compatible with the D3s?
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It's only compatible with the Nikon D4.
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is it D700 compatible?

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The WT-5A Wireless Transmitter is designed for use with the Nikon D4 D-SLR camera.
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Is it D7000 compatible?

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The WT-5A Wireless Transmitter is designed for use with the Nikon D4 D-SLR camera.
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How hard is the WT 5 to program? I purchased a much earlier version of wireless several years ago and could not program.

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HTTP Mode: Now you can use the web browser on your iPhone or iPad to operate camera controls or begin Live View shooting, including starting and stopping HD video and more.
PC Mode: Operate the D4 via Camera Control Pro 2. From one master camera, simultaneously release up to ten remote D4/WT-5A combinations.
Image Transmission Mode: Transmit images to an FTP server or computer two times faster than the Nikon WT-4A. .
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Compatibility with d800

will the wt-5 work with the d800, now or in the future?
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The new D800 is only compatible with the WT-4A Wireless Transmitter.
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Will this work with the D-800?

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No, WT-4A is the correct transmitter
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Is the WT-5A compatible with the D3X

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Designed for the new D4.
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Can I use the WT-5A in tethered mode?

Can I use the WT-5A in tethered mode shooting into Lightroom? Currently, I use a D700 usb tethered to my Mac to do this but sometimes get tangled up or accidentally pull the USB out. Will this unit replace the USB so I can do true wireless tethering?
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The WT-5A Wireless Transmitter is designed for use with the Nikon D4 D-SLR camera (only). With the D700 you can use the WT-4A Wireless Transmitter
 
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Do I need Camera Control in order to control my D4 via the WT-5A?

I tried connecting D4 to Internet via Ethernet cable but could only download jpgs and not RAW files. The remote control was also not very efficient. Is it different/better with WT-5A?
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PC mode in WT5 requires Camera Control Pro. With HTTP Mode you can use a web browser on an iPhone or iPad to operate camera controls or begin Live View Shooting.
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Slow transmission question

Hi,
Why does it take so long for the photos to download? Here's my setup with the D4...
- I create a watch folder (Hot Folder)
- Lightroom 4 is setup to import the photos on the Hot Folder
- Connection is made Ad Hoc
- I'm able to import the photos but it's painfully slow
- It seems that it's only quick when shooting successive photos but if you wait a bit long between shoots, the network disconnects and then it takes a while again to start sending photos to the Mac
- Note, this is the same when I connect a Cat 5 Ethernet cable. If you wait a bit between shoots (about 30 secs), the network disconnects. Is there a way to keep the connection constant so a smooth workflow of shooting tethered is accomplish?

Thank you,
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When will the WT-5A be available?

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I just received mine & i have heard that others have gotten there's. So I guess it's as available as any other released product - depending on supply demand you may or may not find it at any one retailer.
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Can i download RAW files with this device and how fast will it transmit the images. Will it keep up with a set rate of fire.

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Yes, NEF image transfer is possible. It will transfer along with the buffer. When one image finishes another will begin to transfer. You can stall the camera when the buffer fills, so the same is true for the wireless transfer. It meets the specs designated in the manual.
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WT-5 transmit to multiple computers?

Just purchased the WT-5 and after a little trouble with set-up it works perfectly for me. I use it to transmit photos instantly to my laptop. I would like to know if I can have another computer to receive the photos at the same time as my own computer?
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Controlling the camera with Camera Control Pro 2 can only be done with one computer.
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Is this compatable with the D3200?

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No, D4 only.
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Can you transmit the image from a D4 using the WT5A to two lcd screens (i.e. laptop/ipad or two ipads or two laptops) simultaneously?

If I can only send the image from a WT5A to one device (e.g. ipad or laptop) , can i in parallel tether the D4 via a USB cable to a laptop to view the image simultaneously on two imaging devices?

many thanks
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If you connect the D4 to a network and any device you want to view to the same network. (Must be a HTTP connection)
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I see no mention of wireless band and throughput in KBpS or MBpS

Any input on these topics? 802.11n?
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802-11n-HT20 - 72Mbps, HT40 150 Mbps
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