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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.
Image Transmission Mode: Transmit images to an FTP server or computer two times faster than the Nikon WT-4A.
WT-5A + UT-1 Communication Unit: The WT-5A, when connected to the UT-1 Communication Unit, can be connected to the D800 or D7000 D-SLRs.

UT-1 Communication Unit

UT-1 Communication Unit + WT-5A Wireless Transmitter
HTTP Mode: Now you can use the web browser on your iPhone® and/or iPad®** to operate camera controls or begin Live View shooting, including starting and stopping HD video and more.

**iPhone® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.


PC Mode: Operate the D4 via Camera Control Pro 2. From one master camera, simultaneously release up to ten remote D4/WT-5A combinations.
WT-5A Wireless Transmitter 4 5 1 1
Expensive But In The End Worth It I've had this wireless unit for close to 2 months now and I'm finding it almost (but not quite) indispensable. The iPad and iPhone applications are the most often used. The iPad viewfinder and camera controls are amazing. Change focus with one touch anywhere on the screen. Select new apertures, shutter or switch modes. On the iPhone, my camera back offers more space than the iPhone screen does but the phone has become my de-facto remote release. I've used the wireless file transfer feature but frankly it can be faster to simply stick with the card reader for uploads to your computer. It doesn't help that the wireless port on the camera (D4) is a bit awkward to use as it's difficult to get the port cover far enough out of the way to allow for connecting the WT5. I'll give it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the less than smooth camera connection process I talked about and the price. However, I'm a big fan of going wireless wherever possible and this is a great step forward in getting rid of more cables. July 4, 2012
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will the "ad hoc" mode work with ipad/iphone, or is wi-fi required?

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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?

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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

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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.
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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?

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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?

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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

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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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Is the WT-5A compatible with the D3X

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Designed for the new D4.
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