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    Default query in wi-fi enabled DSLRs

    what are the methods/gear in which one can transmit images taken immediately to a laptop etc wirelessly?

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    Default Re: query in wi-fi enabled DSLRs

    Quote Originally Posted by di0nysus View Post
    what are the methods/gear in which one can transmit images taken immediately to a laptop etc wirelessly?
    1. Anything that uses SD with EyeFi

    2. Anything that uses CF with CF to SD adapter and EyeFi

    3. Canon non-Rebel camera with WFT-E2 / WFT-E3

    I'm sure there are others, but this is all I'm familiar with.

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    Thanks, if use WFT-E2 / WFT-E3 on say Canon 5D, what does the laptop need to have the instant view/ala slideshow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by di0nysus View Post
    Thanks, if use WFT-E2 / WFT-E3 on say Canon 5D, what does the laptop need to have the instant view/ala slideshow?
    For 5D you'll need to use WFT-E1.

    The camera will ftp the files to a ftp server running on your PC / Mac. You'll need a slideshow program that will load new images in your drive (I think I tested FastStone MaxView and it worked, but I'm not 100% sure). You could also write a simple script to continuously look for the newest file and launch an image viewer with that file.

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    does anybody knows how to write script to continuously look for the newest file and launch an image viewer with that file???

    or is there any software in the market already can do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonaugust View Post
    does anybody knows how to write script to continuously look for the newest file and launch an image viewer with that file???

    or is there any software in the market already can do this?
    What do you need? To only display the very latest until a newer file arrives? No cycling back to older files?

    What platform?

    With Linux it is fairly straightforward.

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    latest_img=NULL
    
    while (true) do
        img=`ls -tr *.cap | tail -1`;
        if [ $latest_img != $img ] ; then
    # Sleep to give it enough time to finish transfer in case it is not done
            sleep 2;
            echo "Newest file : $img";
    # You will want to add commands here to kill the old instance of viewer
    # and launch a new one with latest image name as parameter
            latest_img=$img;
        fi
        sleep 5;
    done
    For Windows, you can find similar tools, but I haven't written windows scripts in a long long time. I'm not even going to try it for Mac.

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