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Do you use an Eye-Fi Card with your 5D Mk3?

Use Eye-Fi almost Exclusively
4 (10.3%)
Use Eye-Fi but dont always write to it
4 (10.3%)
Use Eye-Fi and write to both CD and SD Cards
8 (20.5%)
Never used Eye Fi Cards
23 (59%)

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Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« on: April 29, 2012, 09:47:15 PM »
Conducting this poll to see how popular the Eye Fi Card is with the 5D Mk iii. There is a notion that they Eye Fi Cards could be responsible for the Error 80 Shutter lock ups experience by some 5D Mk iii users, Even when not being written to.

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Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« on: April 29, 2012, 09:47:15 PM »

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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 10:10:05 PM »
Popular as in how common this combination is used or how happy we are with the reliability of Eye Fi.

FWIW, I have experienced the shutter lockup with my 5Dm3 without Eye Fi, not yet had the problem wile using this card.

Re Eye Fi,  one you get it set up, works great for onesies twosies shooting,  if you're doing a lot of shots or time lapse, the wifi connection in direct mode always craps out after a number of shots and requires a card pull to get it working again.

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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 10:23:46 PM »
No i think popular as in (as popular implies) how frequently its used. I have had good results when shooting indoors (office, home and studio). The card is only 8 gb, so i imagine for TL it would be an unsuitable candidate. I do TLs but would never use Eye-fi for this.

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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 04:32:12 AM »
I'm on my second Eye-Fi now (the first one corrupted images) and I've still got some kind of incompatibility or bug with it and the 5D3 where it will not turn on the WiFi if the card is set to selective transfer (using the "Protect" feature).  More info here... http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1179441

BTW, I see the Error 80 roughly 1 in 500 shots taken and I write RAW to CF and S1 JPEG to the Eye-Fi.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 04:52:43 AM by VirtualRain »
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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 11:45:00 AM »
I use Eye-Fi for jpgs but there's no point with RAW due to the immensity of the file sizes.  For jpgs, it's the best.  Just leave your camera on and upload away automatically (into dated folders and/or online photo hosting sites).

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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 12:41:12 PM »
I'm new to the Eye Fi theme.
My basic questions:
is the "Eye Fi" a special product which is spoken here on CR or is this a product category? Is this a Canon product or a third party product?
I found within milliseconds http://www.eye.fi/ so if this is "the" product referenced here on CR, which one of the offered product versions is recommended / used / the one having problems with the 5D Mk iii ?

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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 12:52:56 PM »
Eye-Fi is not a Canon product, it is the product of a company that I believe primarily (or just) makes Eye-Fi products.  The best Eye-Fi cards right now are the Explore X2 or the Pro X2, the main difference is that the Pro can do RAW and 'direct' uploading to your PC (without a wifi network). 

I use a Pro X2 and haven't had any of the issues that people have suggested may be related to the Error 80, although maybe it will happen to me eventually too (I've taken fewer than 2000 photos at this point).

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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 12:52:56 PM »

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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 03:19:02 PM »
I'm getting the Error 80 message using the Eye-Fi Pro X2 and SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB, writing RAW to the CF and S2 to the SD.

I'm wondering if anyone has sent their 5D Mk iii in to Canon to fix this, though I realize that it may be the Eye-Fi card that may be the culprit.

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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2012, 02:48:30 PM »
Got the latest and biggest Eye-Fi card yesterday and spent about an hour getting the eye-fi card, my 5D 3 and my I-Pad 3 to talk to each other.

I was under the impression that when a photo was transferred to the I-Pad that it would immediately be displayed in full screen mode.   Unfortunately there is a problem that keeps this from working with IOS 6 on the I-Pad.

In the Eye-Fi forums, people have been compaining about this for many weeks but all they get are apologies from the Eye-Fi customer service people.

I can still view the photos manually by pressing the arrow buttons to page through the saved images on the I-Pad, so it isn't a complete failure.

Would advise anyone interested in the Eye-Fi system to go to their forums and see what people are complaining about.
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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 06:59:28 PM »
Update!

The Eye-Fi people have released a new version of their app for I-pad and related platforms.  I tried it on my I-pad and found that the images from my 5D3 now display almost immediately on the full I-Pad screen.

I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate around the I-Pad app to see and manage my photos.  It certainly is not intuitive!
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Re: Eye Fi and 5D Mk iii
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 06:59:28 PM »