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Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« on: December 05, 2012, 04:01:30 PM »
Hey guys, yesterday I put together a quick video on how to wirelessly tether your Canon 6D to your iphone (should be the same set up for iPad and similar for Android devices).

I had a few issues getting it set up and getting some of the features to work initially, but once I followed these steps it is painless.

Wireless wifi shooting is super cool and I demo some of the features in the second half.

In review Mode you can-

- Review Images
- Rate Images
- Delete Images
- Email 2.5 MP size images
- Import 2.5MP images to your device (cant seem to get this to work)
- Supposed to be able to video video, but Im only seeing thumbnails now, Im probably doing something wrong.

(You can do all of the above while your camera is in your bag!)

In the Shooting Mode you can:

- Preview Exposure
- Change Exposure Settings (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO)
- Preview shooting info
- Focus
- Change Focus location

No video triggering or wireless video shooting...yet.

The app is pretty stripped down but shows some absolutely tremendous potential. I just LOVE this feature.

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Ill be posting more reviews & images on my blog this week.

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Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 04:57:06 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???
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Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 05:14:27 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Wildlife photography, for instance.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 05:23:51 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Wildlife photography, for instance.

Assuming you don't do zooming nor tracking your subject(s)?

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 05:24:29 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

and when the camera is positioned where it is very awkward to get at the controls....
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Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 05:50:58 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Wildlife photography, for instance.

Assuming you don't do zooming nor tracking your subject(s)?

Possibly.  Shy creatures, such as badgers that may be active early morning or late evening and don't move at 20mph.  A wide lens near the setts entrance could produce stunning images.
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Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 05:59:33 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Self portraits; placing the camera at odd angles and locations you can't reach; shooting long exposures when you want to trigger the camera without touching it (although I'll admit the self-timer trick works just fine).  And possibly when doing product/marco work, were the larger screen on a tablet will help with fine focusing.  It could also be handy for shooting weddings and other events as a second camera, where having another angle on the action could be useful.

I can see lots of innovative uses for this.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 05:59:33 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 06:36:05 PM »
With any imagination at all, there are tons of great uses for this feature. There are certain application, some already mentioned and some to come, where this is invaluable.

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Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 06:38:14 PM »
I love that I can have my camera in my bag and review/rate/delete images on my phone. Maybe not a big deal, but its pretty cool to think I can start working on my workflow without even having my camera in my hands.

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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 07:08:24 PM »
Excellent video!  Very nicely done.

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Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 07:40:56 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Gotta agree that there are lots of uses for it (funny too because this was a feature I was kind ehhh whatever on when the specs were announced). 

I enjoy night photography!  So, the ability to control long exposures from my phone would rock! 

Also, I was thinking of ways to use it at weddings too, for ceremonies and receptions!  (I do rather like the idea of that!  Especially for the ones where I don't have a second shooter!).  Really there are quite a few possibilities for this feature!
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 08:48:56 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Gotta agree that there are lots of uses for it (funny too because this was a feature I was kind ehhh whatever on when the specs were announced). 

I enjoy night photography!  So, the ability to control long exposures from my phone would rock! 

Also, I was thinking of ways to use it at weddings too, for ceremonies and receptions!  (I do rather like the idea of that!  Especially for the ones where I don't have a second shooter!).  Really there are quite a few possibilities for this feature!

I might be different from you guys.

I rather see 6D offers better AF system, Continuous Autofocus tracking Video likes T4i, faster frame rate, better ergonomics etc....things that can help to improve your IQ.

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Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 08:56:03 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Gotta agree that there are lots of uses for it (funny too because this was a feature I was kind ehhh whatever on when the specs were announced). 

I enjoy night photography!  So, the ability to control long exposures from my phone would rock! 

Also, I was thinking of ways to use it at weddings too, for ceremonies and receptions!  (I do rather like the idea of that!  Especially for the ones where I don't have a second shooter!).  Really there are quite a few possibilities for this feature!

I might be different from you guys.

I rather see 6D offers better AF system, Continuous Autofocus tracking Video likes T4i, faster frame rate, better ergonomics etc....things that can help to improve your IQ.

different strokes..  i have a 5d3...so...i'm looking at it from a different angle (with greater DOF....  hehehehehe)
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 09:45:37 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Gotta agree that there are lots of uses for it (funny too because this was a feature I was kind ehhh whatever on when the specs were announced). 

I enjoy night photography!  So, the ability to control long exposures from my phone would rock! 

Also, I was thinking of ways to use it at weddings too, for ceremonies and receptions!  (I do rather like the idea of that!  Especially for the ones where I don't have a second shooter!).  Really there are quite a few possibilities for this feature!

I might be different from you guys.

I rather see 6D offers better AF system, Continuous Autofocus tracking Video likes T4i, faster frame rate, better ergonomics etc....things that can help to improve your IQ.

I wouldn't cry over spilt milk, the camera is out already. And I'm sure the 6D's IQ stays very much slightly the same without your requested features.

What I do seem to notice is that the people who own the camera seem to be enjoying it very much and the ones who don't are criticizing it the most. I already have a 5D Mark III, but I'm really curious about the WiFi feature of the 6D because 1) I hate having to use the adapter to connect my camera to my iPad 3 to review images with clients 2) wireless remote shooting with a screen attached, especially with the size of a tablet screen, is a huge advantage for studio and landscape applications, it will help you focus less on technical issues and more on creativity 3) For an event photographer who needs to get an image over to the projector guy's laptop without having to take your card out sometimes. Heck, you can even take photos of important people at some events and you can send the photo right away without having to go through the hassles of cables and adapters. Throw a watermark on it with your ios or droid app and voila, instant business card with THEIR faces on it.

From a photography perspective you might think of some limitations for the use but you can get really creative on the business end of photography with the WiFi feature. I'm definitely picking this up as a 2nd body. Odds are, I'll be able to shoot jpeg into my 5D Mark III's SD card, throw it into the 6D, and import photos via wifi taken by my main body as well. I think Canon marketing planned this out quite well. (as much as I hate not having wifi built in to the 5D mark III despite understanding the materials used on the top part to weather seal it further will inhibit the signal)
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Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2012, 10:14:18 PM »
Unless I want to be a spyier, WHY do I want to operate the camera through a cell phone ??? ??? ???

Gotta agree that there are lots of uses for it (funny too because this was a feature I was kind ehhh whatever on when the specs were announced). 

I enjoy night photography!  So, the ability to control long exposures from my phone would rock! 

Also, I was thinking of ways to use it at weddings too, for ceremonies and receptions!  (I do rather like the idea of that!  Especially for the ones where I don't have a second shooter!).  Really there are quite a few possibilities for this feature!
A possible wedding usage is to set up the camera in a spot where a photographer would not be permitted to stand, getting a perspective that would otherwise be impossible.  At some churches this is the entire altar area.  Of course it would require getting permission first.  And it would require using the quiet shutter mode.

It may not be practical as a "second shooter replacement" during critical times, such as when the bride is walking up the aisle, because a solo photographer will need to be shooting with their camera and at the same time be shooting with the phone ... not an easy task.
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