The lightweight Canon WFT-E7B Wireless Transmitter has been specifically designed for the Canon 5D Mark III but is suitable for a wide range of EOS models as well. The WFT-E7B is designed to quickly and easily transmit images from the camera to a computer without the need for wires or cables. The EFT-E7B provides enhanced versatility through high-speed Wi-Fi and support for wired connectivity over Gigabit Ethernet. Featuring 802.11a/b/g/n support for file transfer speeds of up to 150mbps, and Bluetooth for linking to external GPS units, the E7B offers speedy image transfer direct to an FTP server or even to a DLNA² -enabled HDTV. The WFT server function allows the camera settings and the scene framed in the viewfinder to be accessed and controlled through a web page on any internet-enabled device, for example a smartphone, tablet or laptop. The WFT-E7B is a great accessory for sports photographers and photo journalists.
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
- Supports IEEE 802.11n
- Built in Bluetooth
- Versatile design
- Easy Wi-Fi protected Setup
- FTP server transfer
- Remote control functions
- DLNA media server compatible
- Linked shooting
The WFT-E7 can either be mounted to the tripod socket on the bottom of the EOS 5D Mark III. Once mounted to the bottom of your camera you can no longer attach your camera to a tripod.
Who is it for?
The WFT-E7 unit allows for the rapid transfer of images to an access point and out to a picture desk, making it great for sports and news photographers. Studio photographers will enjoy the ability to see previews of their images on a large screen by transmitting JPEGs to their computer. Some photographers will find the built-in Bluetooth compatibility useful as it allows them to use a Bluetooth connection to a GPS device for geo-tagging images. Those photographers who like experimenting with technology to push the boundaries of what is possible will find the Linked Shooting and advanced WFT Server modes especially appealing.
The key benefits
The WFT-E7 transmitter offers high-speed wireless file transfer via three transmission modes for connection to other devices. FTP is used to transfer images to an FTP server. EOS Utility mode allows two-way communication between the camera and a computer (as if they were connected by a USB cable), while WFT Server mode allows a web browser to view images stored on the memory card and remote control of the camera.
The unit is a universal design that can be used with the EOS 5D Mark III and future mid-range EOS models so you can make an investment that will operate with future products. The WFT-E7 can either be mounted to the tripod socket on the bottom of the EOS 5D Mark III, or onto a dedicated bracket that is available separately.
Continuing the capability first available in Canon’s EOS 7D DSLR, the WFT-E7 offers the ability to remotely trigger other EOS 5D Mark III cameras fitted with WFT-E7 units. This means that a master camera fitted with a WFT-E7 can control up to 10 slave cameras that are also fitted with WFT-E7, WFT-E6, WFT-E2 II, WFT-E4 II or WFT-E5 units and can be triggered from the master camera from up to 100 metres away. In this way, you can capture an image of a subject from several different viewpoints at the same time. The lag between triggering the master camera and the slave cameras firing is around 0.05sec – this lag remains the same whether the master camera is positioned one metre or 100 metres from the slave cameras.
With the use of the WFT-E7’s built-in WFT Server the EOS 5D Mark III can be controlled wirelessly over an HTTP connection using a web browser. This means you can see what your camera sees and control the settings and shooting functions through a web browser (or a device like a smart phone or tablet). You can also browse and download captured images.
A new development for WFT server functions is Linkage with WFT Server. This combines the benefits of both Linked Shooting and WFT Server, so that each of the remote linked cameras can be browsed independently and have their settings changed. Equally, if the master camera is triggered over WFT Server all of the linked slave cameras will trigger as well.
To help to conserve the battery life of the EOS 5D Mark III, the WFT-E7 features a power-saving option. If ‘LAN power save’ is set to ‘Enable’ in the camera menu, the WFT-E7 will complete any remaining image transfers, log off the remote FTP server and then set itself into a sleep state. This stops the connection remaining active needlessly and wasting battery power. Powered by either an LP-E6 battery or an AC adaptor ACK-E6, it does not require many different battery types to be carried.
First seen on the WFT-E6 WiFi unit, the WFT-E7 has built-in Bluetooth functionality so that, instead of using a Bluetooth dongle with the WFT unit, the WFT-E7 unit can communicate directly with a Bluetooth GPS device to allow automatic geo-tagging of images within the EXIF data.
Unlike the EOS-1D X, the EOS 5D Mark III doesn’t feature a built-in LAN port. The WFT-E7 fulfils this function, offering all the same functionality as you have wirelessly, but uses a gigabit LAN cable connection, which is even faster than 802.11n and allows the rapid sending of RAW files if required.
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For use with
||Canon EOS 5D Mk III
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With the no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Call us to place your order and you can also make a partial payment, the interest charged will be based on the remaining balance. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £23.45
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
The approval of your application depends on your financial circumstances and borrowing history. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photo Video act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan. You will also receive reminder letters and text at the end of the deferral period to remind you when your first payment is due.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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