Images of BG-E20 Grip & W-E1 Wifi Adaptor Leak Out

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Images of the BG-E20 battery grip for the EOS 5D Mark IV, and W-E1 wifi adaptor have leaked ahead of this weeks launch. The W-E1 will be coming with the EOS  7D Mark II going forward.</p>
<p>The BG-E20 will use the same LP-E6/E6N batteries from previous EOS 5D cameras.</p>
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Maximilian

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*lol*
So the W-E1 wifi adaptor really turns out to be a sd card wifi adaptor.
Hopefully the FW supports enough functionality to give it much more functionality than a third party wifi.
 

Sharlin

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dolina said:
So us first adopters of the 7D Mark II are left in the lurch?

Woderful. Canon delighting me always.

The 7D2 (like just about everything) also costs several hundred currency units less now than when it was introduced, do you complain about that as well?
 

Meatcurry

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dolina said:
So us first adopters of the 7D Mark II are left in the lurch?

Woderful. Canon delighting me always.

Calm down, pretty sure a firmware update will allow you to use the card, I expect other cameras(5DS?) to get updates too.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Canon Rumors said:
dolina said:
So us first adopters of the 7D Mark II are left in the lurch?

Woderful. Canon delighting me always.

I think the adaptor costs about $40USD, so not soooooo bad.
That is lower than my Eye-fi Mobi Pro card, so getting one seems like a no brainer. Remote camera control, tethering, and automatic upload of images using Canon utilities. Eye-Fi is certainly better to setup and use than Canon Utilities, but its not two way. I use both, depending on the camera. I can put my eye-fi in my wife's Nikon P&S that has Wi-Fi that is all but useless.
 

Meatcurry

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Mt Spokane Photography said:
Canon Rumors said:
dolina said:
So us first adopters of the 7D Mark II are left in the lurch?

Woderful. Canon delighting me always.

I think the adaptor costs about $40USD, so not soooooo bad.
That is lower than my Eye-fi Mobi Pro card, so getting one seems like a no brainer. Remote camera control, tethering, and automatic upload of images using Canon utilities. Eye-Fi is certainly better to setup and use than Canon Utilities, but its not two way. I use both, depending on the camera. I can put my eye-fi in my wife's Nikon P&S that has Wi-Fi that is all but useless.
Possibly cheaper as it appears not to have any storage on board?
 

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7DII :-\
+1 to canon for giving wireless tether
-1 for playing catch up
-3 for making us pay for what is standard in everything from printers to point & shoots
-12 old bs canon claim wifi impossible because of the magnesium body

-30 if canon expects wifi card to be used in 7DIII (or whatever else comes our way eventually)
 

rrcphoto

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dolina said:
So us first adopters of the 7D Mark II are left in the lurch?

Woderful. Canon delighting me always.

what .. you can't buy it independently and put it into your 7D Mark II?
 

rrcphoto

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kdsand said:
7DII :-\
+1 to canon for giving wireless tether
-1 for playing catch up
-3 for making us pay for what is standard in everything from printers to point & shoots
-12 old bs canon claim wifi impossible because of the magnesium body

-30 if canon expects wifi card to be used in 7DIII (or whatever else comes our way eventually)

-90 for this post.
 

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Arrrrggghhhhh! I forgot to get some cheese to have while I read this thread!

My fault really. Past experience certainly should have led me to expect copious amounts of wine!!! ;D 8) ::)
 

TeT

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Marauder said:
Arrrrggghhhhh! I forgot to get some cheese to have while I read this thread!

My fault really. Past experience certainly should have led me to expect copious amounts of wine!!! ;D 8) ::)

Boo Hiss Boo...
 

Don Haines

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Remember people, it is the firmware update for the 7D2 that enables all the new remote control functionality....without it, it is just a dumb WiFi card that blindly dumps files over a link......

You will not be able to use any of this new functionality on any other camera until a firmware update for that particular camera comes out..... I expect to see several such updates over the next few months, the 7D2 is just the first.....