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Wireless transmitter for D3, D700 and D300 allows WiFi remote operation (with optional Camera Control 2 software) and image transfer (with FTP software) or wired Ethernet connection

Transmission Range: Transmission range when wireless LAN is used is approx. 590 feet (IEEE 802.11b/g) or 850 feet (IEEE 802.11a). (Varies according to transmission conditions.)

WiFi Support: Supports wireless LAN conforming to IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11a (WiFi a/b/g), and wired LAN conforming to IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX) and IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T).

Image Transfer mode: Images stored in a memory card and those just taken can be transferred and saved on a computer or FTP server.

PC mode: With Camera Control Pro 2 (optional), camera settings can be controlled and images taken can be transferred and saved on a computer.

Nominal Data Transfer Rates: IEEE 802.11a 54M/48M/36M/24M/18M/12M/9M/6M (bps) IEEE 802.11g 54M/48M/36M/24M/18M/12M/9M/6M (bps) IEEE 802.11b 11M/5.5M/2M/1M (bps)

Supports wireless LAN conforming to IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11a, (WiFi a/b/g) and wired LAN conforming to IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX) and IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T).

Power Requirements:: EN-EL3e battery (sold separately) and MH-18a charger for EN-EL3e battery or AC Adapter EH-6 (sold separately).

Transfer Modes: Ad-hoc mode enables peer-to-peer connection of a WT-4A and a computer or FTP server. Infrastructure mode enables connection via an access point.

Thumbnail Select mode: Thumbnail images can be displayed on a connected computer, and selected images can be downloaded and saved.

Printer mode: JPEG images stored in a memory card can be transferred to a printer connected with a computer.

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Good product, but slow transfer rates Works as advertised, will wirelessly transmit the photos, as they are taken, from the camera to your computer. Setup is a bit tricky and some technical computer-knowledge is needed to do it right. Works well with a Mac, but the setup software (needed once) only runs on Windows. Nikon stated that Mac software is in the works. I wish it supported 802.11n for faster transfers. July 22, 2010
Not that great For the price this is sold at Nikon could do much better. It's hard to set up, not very stable, NOT wireless (has a USB cord), and it could be faster. But, that said it's the only one there is... So, I use it everyday. October 20, 2011
unstable connection more trouble than it is worth For a $700 accessory, this should work flawlessly. Imagine an apple airport...that is what I hoped for. Instead, you must setup the network carefully and manually using arcane software. Once set up, the connection gets lost when either camera or WT4a battery gets low, and sometimes just after a long bout of shooting it will lose connection. Reconnection of any reliability requires a restart of the computer. Transfer times for RAW files is way too long, jpegs work fine. Since I shoot professionally, this is an unacceptable but at times necessary process. For most purposes I have switched to shooting tethered with a 15' USB cable between Mac and D3 into aperture. This connection works as the wireless connection should--photos are kept on the card and on the computer (WT4a and camera control pro only load photos to the computer without a backup), and I can at the same time specify another backup. I can also have import presets automatically applied to the photos, and it is virtually instant in preview. With the rare times that require the WT4a, the Camera control pro software will allow live view and control of the remote camera with more detail than tethered shooting will. But you are stuck with a connection that has a 2 hour limit in my testing. This item is probably best for pros who shoot sports with an assistant on the sidelines. In those cases it might be worth the investment. October 3, 2010
Wireless??? What part of wireless is a three foot USB cord? The wireless for the D2x was great. It worked as part of the camera. It fit nicely on the bottom of the camera and used the power from the camera. This unit is a box with a battery slot in it. It has a three foot USB cord to connect it to the camera... When the battery dies there is no warning in the camera. The D2x wireless everything would die, much nicer. As this is a little more stable and the signal is strong it's nice, but all the nice things really get out weighed by the bad stuff. September 10, 2010
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D800 Control through i-Pad

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Is there some hardware/software combination that would allow control of a D800 through an i-Pad? (Something like Camera Control Pro offering Live View and camera control of a D800 through a new i-Pad.)
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Fortunately a few options are available, though none quite as direct as using Nikon Camera Control Pro. The iTunes Store lists a few (use the keyword "Camera Remote Control"#. fortunately, none of he solutions I've tested offer direct control - they require a computer to act as a pass-through.

- DSLR Camera Remote #OnOne Software# offers free and paid versions, and an eloquent solution for remote trigerring and control. The free version offers basic functionality, while the paid #"Professional"# version adds a host of control options. Try the free version and, if it works for you, upgrade to the Professional version.

- Capture Pilot #PhaseOne Software# works with Phase One Capture One to provide remote triggering functions from the iPad. It also offers a very useful Remote View capability, where images captured from the camera to the computer can be remotely viewed on the iPad. It onlys with Capture One software, so you'll need to purchase a license for Capture One as well #but Capture One is an outstanding image editor!#.
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We don't have applications for IPad to allow camera connection.
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This accessory is compatible with a nikon D90?

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you could recommend some accessory for this camera, please
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Unfortunately the WT-4 transmitter is not compatible with the D90. There may be other third party options available, but they would not be supported by Nikon. For short range wireless, you may want to check out the Eye-Fi wireless card. It's an affordable solution, and works well for very short ranges (within a few feet of your computer). There are also iPad and Android apps available to support transferring images from the D90 to portable devices.
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The D90 is not compatible with any of our wireless transmitter. Please click on the link below for compatible accessories for the D90:
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where can I buy WT-4a

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Where can I buy WT-4a for D3 in Kiev!! I need it, but I can't find it! =(
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Please visit Nikon global site for more information regarding other countries. www.nikon.com
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Is there by any means to operate a Nikon WT-4 in an area VOID of Wi-Fi

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I am planning to buy a Nikon WT-4 to go with my Nikon D3X and Nikon D700... is there by any chance any way to operate the Nikon WT-4 in an area void of Wi-Fi services. I often have to go to the deep forest and deserted area for my shoots so i was just curious. So once again, I want to use it with the Ad - Hoc setup so does it require Wi-Fi??
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Is there any Documentation/SDK available for the WT-4

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I would like to provide apps that communicate with Nikon cameras using the WT-4 accessory. Are there any developer tools or protocol description available for this purpose?
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Concerns over transfer speed and power consumption with the new D800

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Hi,

I'm thinking of buying the new D800, but I wonder if the WT-4a is up to the task?

I currently own the D700 and WT-4a. I usually shoot and inspect the image on my Mac, right away.
The time it takes for the WT-4a to put a 12MP image on my Mac is about 5-10 seconds. It's slow, but bearable. Power consumption per image is huge - the WT4-a battery lasts for about 30-45 minutes of work. In fact, I always have 2 spare batteries standing by.

That being said, and given the 36MP size of the D800 images, I doubt that I'll be able to continue and use the WT-4a.

I don't have a clue why Nikon feels that a quality WiFi option is only needed on the new D4.
Call me naive, but I'm still waiting for Nikon to come up with a better solution than the WT-4a for the D800. They can refresh the product and add 802.11n support, or let the D800 use the new WT-5, or do something completely different.

Just do it already.

To sum up, I wish there was a blazing fast, power-efficient WiFi option for the D800.

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D4 includes a pre-processing data chip (before submission to the WT-5) that helps increasing pictures wireless transfer speed. For space saving reasons, this engine was not integrated into the D800. However, the D800 remains compatible with the WT-4a.
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How to setup the WT-4 in 802.11a?

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The specifications mention much longer range on 202.11a as compared to 802.11g. I am keen on getting maximum operating distance. Normally when I set it up in Adhoc setup it shows up as G on my mac. How do I set up in 802.11a to get a range of 850 feet??
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Can you use the HDMI video out while in PC mode on the D800?

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Need to use both the HDMI output as well as the PC mode via the wt4 on a D800. Any setting or solution to make it happen at the same time?
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Windows 7 in ad-hoc mode?

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Is it possible to use Windows 7 in ad-hoc mode or do I need to install Windows XP? I have upgraded all the software to the current version.
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Yes, you can configure an ad-hoc profile to work in Windows 7. I have ad-hoc profiles for a two Windows 7/64 bit machine; it works just fine. A couple of notes:

1 - You will need to configure firewall exceptions for Windows Defender or any other host-based firewalls. Nikon's PTP Enumerator uses TCP port 15740 and UDP Port 5353. If you are unsure how to configure your firewall settings, check with the vendor (Microsoft, McAfee, Symantec, etc.# for detailed instructions.

2 - When using an ad-hoc profile, you will notice a delay as the IP settings on the host #computer# are set. Usually this will be about one minute. You can determine the current IP from a command window #Start-Run-CMD, then type IPCONFIG). In ad-hoc mode, your system will automatically configure an ad-hoc address, usually 169.xxx.xxx.xxx.

3 - Note that the range for ad-hoc will be somewhat less than infrastructure; I usually try to keep the camera within 15 feet of the host computer.
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Antennae

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Is there anywhere or anyway to buy just the antennae? Mine is missing.
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Unfortunately, there is no way to buy just the antenna. It does not have a model or product number. Our service center should be able to replace it. Feel free to contact technical support for more information. Technical support contact information can be found at support.nikonusa.com
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