Some new SLR camera's have built in WIFI, combined with NFC (Near Field Communication). I tried it out with the Nikon D7200 connected with a Nexus (Android) tablet. It seems to work fine on land. You can trigger your camera with your tablet via remote control, and look at the screen of your tablet for the result. Also, you can inspect the content of your SD card and then dowload it to your tablet. That could be an advantage when the camera is still in your housing and you dont want to remove the card. But then you would still depend on a WIFI network. That may not always be available on your diving trip, like on a live aboard.Can anyone think of a useful application of this WIFI option?
albert kokMember Since 02 Sep 2006
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I am from Holland and started making UW pictures in the early 70ties, using a self-built perspex housing with a Pentax camera inside, and a perspex housed flash. And...it worked! Then I bought the fabulous Rolleimarin with the Rolleiflex 3.5. f, which became my good companion for many years. This camera was ideal for close-up shots, in particular fish portraits. Later I switched to a Hugy systeem (Hugymarin) with a Mamya 645 that allowed me to use wide-angle Secor lenses. Finally I ended up with the digital stuff: NikonD80/D90/D7000/D7100/D7200 in Ikelite housings, using mostly the Tokina fish eye10-17 fish eye. Recently, I bought the Olympus EPL5 with a Panasonic 8 mm fish eye in an Olympus housing as a back up for my Nikon/Ikelite system.
Favourite diving spots: the 'Isles d'Or' in the French Mediterranean, the Red Sea, Borneo, and the Bahama's.
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Nikon D7200 with Tokina 10-17mm, Olympus EPL5 with Panasonic 8mm
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