WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Great Wireless adapter horrible packaging
I really love this adapter but i lost it the first time i had it out and about on my strap in the little plastic holder it came with as the clasp isn't tight enough and it just opened and poof out fell the adapter. So sad now i have to go buy another one for $75 Wish i would of lost the case and not the adapter. be extra careful folks. This works great i use the app on my ipad and i can look through the pics i've taken with other people in a bigger size.
March 27, 2013
Great but the software still needs some work
I use this adaptor with my D600 and it works great. I haven't had any of the connection problems mentioned when connecting to my iPad mini. The preview mode is great for viewing a sensitive subject at a distance (small animals, birds etc.) and then taking the shot at just the right moment. I had made a 25' extension for my remote cable but it was still hit & miss whether I captured the event when I couldn't see the subect.
It would be nice if they can add the ability to remotely adust camera settings and hopefully they will continue to enhance the software but functionally it worked great for me.
January 25, 2013
This device work only on iphone 4 with no other wifi configuration
I tried to use iphone 5 and iphone 4. And it only work well with iphone 4 with no other wifi configured. I wish they can make this device to use bluetooth connection that would resolve all the problem everyone is having a problem.
January 4, 2014
I was hoping I could take pictures directly from the camera and allow users to see the pictures instantly, but that's not really the case unless I want to use my ipad to control the camera. If I use the WMAU app to "view photos" rather than take photos, I have to keep going in and out of the app for the latest pictures to become visible. I think the device has a lot of potential, it's just not there yet. Maybe some updates will allow 1) instant viewing of pictures, without using the "Take photos" option and 2) connection to my MacBook Pro and not just a tablet or phone. Unlike other users, I had an easy time finding the app in the App Store and my connection went very smoothly, I just followed the instructions.
December 29, 2012
Nice tool, a pity facebook upload doesn't work for my jpeg small
Nice tool and you do not need a remote anymore. However, I was not capable to upload my jpeg small pics to facebook. Email and messaging attachement do work.
October 28, 2012
Needs some polish
Wlan connection is not that great. Lost connection several times.
Software needs quite some polish to get great. No landscape view possible. I want all photos full resolution. And direct tethering after taking a shot from the camera directly.
October 4, 2012
Works, but that's pretty much it
I have a Nikon 1 J3. The WU-1b connects my camera and my tablet, and it takes a picture when I tap the button, but that's it.
There is no "tap to focus" option in any focus setting.
The software ignores manual settings.
The software ignores manual focus.
I knew before purchasing that changes to settings couldn't be made from within the app, but I did expect it that it would use the settings I selected prior to connecting.
I love my camera, but at this point I don't understand why they put a bulb function in the J3 since bulb is more or less unusable without a remote control and the only remote available for it is the WU-1b and its much-to-be-desired software. Being able to use bulb without holding down the button and getting blurry photos was the prime reason I bought the adapter, but the software effectively neuters the adapter for use with this camera.
I cannot recommend this product for use with the Nikon 1 system at this point. If they fix the issue of the software totally ignoring the camera settings, that would change.
January 4, 2014
Buggy at best
it does work, sort of. probably needs more mature app attention. will not fully quit, disconnects a lot...
February 10, 2013
IOS App needs Work
App is buggy and crashes frequently as you use it. Restarts but it is annoying. Functionality is limited, as described in product description. If the app allowed more camera control this would be worth the cost . As it is, it is an expensive remote with wireless download capability. Raw files can be viewed but mine would not download
October 31, 2012
The most poor nikon accessory ever, don´t spend your money and time.
The most poor nikon accessory ever
The app is a bad joke, don´t spend your money and time.
April 5, 2014
This is a useless gadget without support for the most popular operating system in the world. What is Nikon thinking, not creating a Windows app?
March 26, 2014
Useless waste money
Less feature and NO iPHONE 5 resolution support! WHICH is super easy!!! I paid u for about $60 but u give me like $5??? Keep update the app and feature... If u are not ready to launch this device please don't. it's just a few money but more big disappointment... How many people complain this thing but you never respond... so bad u did very nice sharp camera and lens at least
August 9, 2013
I have a Nikon-1 V2 with the WU-1b controlled by an Apple iPod. First problem is WiFi distance. If there are no obstructions, I can get perhaps eight feet away but no more. That makes it kind of useless because I intended to use it for wildlife photography.
The second problem was confirmed by Nikon support. I set my camera for shutter priority, fixed ISO and the WU overrides my decision and shoots at program mode, auto-ISO. Tried aperture priority with identical override. Finally tried full manual and fixed ISO and the the pics were taken in program mode, auto-ISO. I contacted Nikon support and they confirmed that this is the way that it's intended to work!
It's too late to get a refund from the retailer so my WU will end up in the trash.
June 3, 2013
Doesn't even work!
I'm on my second one and I cannot get it to connect. Doesn't flash red or green. I get nothing. I follow all of the instructions and NOTHING! So mad! This little thing ain't cheap.
May 4, 2013
Not a good buy for the money at all!
This only works if there are not any other wi-fi networks open (like your home!). It will not let me 'forget' my home wifi connection and turning it off to use this adaptor while in my backyard is not a reasonable option. The app to use this device also will not turn off from running in the background of my droid unless I use app killer every time after using it, which eats up a lot of cell battery unnecessarily. Lastly, In order to get to some pictures to send from my cell that are on my camera, it wants to download ALL pictures first, which can take awhile if you have a lot of pics on your camera SD card like I do. Thankfully Best Buy gave me store credit so I can make a purchase for a more decent accessory product for my camera.
February 8, 2013
OS 6+??? thanks for nothing!
so, if i have an iPad 1, which will not run os 6+, i cannot use this device? thanks so much!
January 11, 2013
Keep money in your wallet!!
At the moment of my review, I don't recommend the WU-1b. I just shoot some pictures at home and the functionality that the iPhone app provides are very poor: no capable to change camera basic settings, only look at what you are shooting and chose the focus point... so which is its job?? You can buy the ML-L3 for the same job and save a lot of money!! I read that also the connectivity is not that good but i didn't try it a lot so I can't give an impression about that.
When Nikon will provide more functionality then yes, nice product, but now no good at all.
December 27, 2012
Junk, Gum ball machine junk.
I have not met anything as JUNKY as this, from Nikon. First the facts, I get wifi signal 40' to 50' feet with the iphone from the base station. When I tried to shoot from the phone, the phone lost the image multiple times even though I was within 3', yes three feet. When I saw the moment, and had the image, I touched the shutter button, only to see it loose the signal again.
So you can't set aperture, shutter or iso. You will have little success taking photos at the right moment. Result, I took the photo with the iphone, uploaded the image and shot it again with the D600. The D600 image is in lightroom on my hard-drive, and the iphone image was shared with the client.
December 26, 2012
I AM FAIL: Product is Poorly implemented
I was going to use this product for my automotive rig shooting. It would've made things easier. However:
Wireless transmitter has a tendency to disconnect.
The software is garbage. The settings for some reason reset after a while and is set to automatically download after shooting. It can be hard to tell if you took the picture or not. No landscape mode. Limited features on the app. App seems like it was developed by a cheap 3rd party vendor.
You cannot review pictures on the camera unless you disconnect the WU-1b. This is a pain for serious shooters.
WU-1b is unreliable. Skip this and just get either a aftermarket radio trigger or the ML 3 remote. I wish I didn't spend the money on this.
I am usually not a harsh reviewer that give poor reviews, but unless Nikon makes improves on this item, skip over it. Save your money.
December 18, 2012
Beware! I went to download the iPad App for WU-1b and found that the app it no longer supports iOS 5.1 as this website states. As such, this product can no longer be used with the original iPad1 because it can't be upgraded to iOS 6.
December 17, 2012
Could have been great but it is really poor
Until Nikon update considerably the application, I would not recommend this tool. the possibilities are really poor, it consists only at seeing the live view trough the phone and take and download picture (full RAW res. does not work for me), not worst the 60 dollars. It could be such a powerful tool if the application was made properly.
November 22, 2012
No real control... no Camera Control Pro 2 connectivity?
I was hoping to 1) be able to change basic settings such as aperture and shutter speed as you can with every other live tether solution. 2) be able to tether wirelessly to Camera Control Pro 2 so that the product is actually useful.
Neither of these things seem to be part of this product. All I can do is view my live preview, select a focus point, and download the image to my phone. Not much value here...
November 14, 2012
Could be great if it worked
Have tried app with android phone, original iPad and newest iPad. Android phone gives more functionality, original iPad some and app is not compatible with new iPad.
When I tried it out for the first time appeared to be stable, but phone and camera were very close together. Tested it last week with camera on tripod and attempted to remotely take picture from 9-10 feet away. Connection to camera became extremely unstable and crashed at least once per attempt to take picture. Uploading to Facebook did not work once, even though I reduced the original size to small.
I had been at a tradeshow and had hoped to upload great quality pictures and ended up with a frustrating experience.
While most people complain they can't control camera settings the way they prefer, at this point I would gladly settle for something that worked at least as advertised...
Without major improvement would def not recommend to anyone.
November 11, 2012
cette application est très médiocre
Elle n'est pas faites pour un Ipad. C'est une application pour Iphone. Pour ipad il faut cliquer sur l'icone *2. L'interface est dans ce cas pixélisée.
J'espère que Nikon compte faire un effort sur cette application et l'adapter à l'Ipad. Les fonctionnalités sont intéressantes (prise de vue à partir du périphérique mobile ou à partir de l'appareil, transfert d'image). Pas de vidéo possible c'est dommage.
Je pensais que les réglages de l'appareil seraient accessibles (tout ou partie) à partir du périphérique mobile. Mais non !!! Rien aucun réglage de l'appareil à distance..
October 29, 2012