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7D tethered to iPad?

Sitthivet Santikarn , Aug 04, 2010; 11:57 p.m.

has anyone tried to tether the iPad to the 7D? Would be nice to use the iPad screen to view the shots from my 7D.

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Moshe Feldman , Aug 05, 2010; 12:43 a.m.

I didn't but read an article the other day about using "eye-fi" card and app called "shuttersnitch". Found it very cool but with my 5DII (CF) it is useless as eye-fi makes only SD.

Craig Meddaugh , Aug 05, 2010; 03:55 a.m.

You can get a CF to SD adapter. Other than that good luck. Sorry Mac has crippled your device for no reason other than money... beautiful money (in my best Dick Cheney voice.... sorry if you don't get the south park reference).

Moshe Feldman , Aug 05, 2010; 04:00 a.m.

Not all SD2CF are reliable as they have metal casing which shield the wifi signal. There's this company in L.A. that sales them promising it would work with eye-fi. Tempted to try...

Puppy Face , Aug 05, 2010; 11:57 a.m.

Sure, you can hook it via a USB cable (you need the camera kit installed). But, Somebody needs to write an app if you wanna do more than upload. I seem to recall a tethering app for the iPhone/touch, but Live View would look pretty crappy without taking advantage of the extra Rez of the larger screen. Canon will probably never write an iPad app, so it's up to some enterprising individual or small company. Any takers here?

M. P. , Aug 05, 2010; 04:17 p.m.

It exists already. It is called DSLR Camera Remote made by OneOneSoftware. Allows you to trigger camera from Iphone, Ipod, or Ipad. The only downside is you need to be tethered to a regular computer with wifi. I am cheap and didn't want to buy the Canon WIFI so I bought a cheap 199.00 netbook that's about 4x6" and just velcro it to my tripod legs. I then use my IPAD to fire camera and show my clients how the photos look on the IPAD display. When I am finished the photos are already on the laptop and I and just copy them to a USB key that I give to the clients. Faster than burning to a DVD.
http://www.ononesoftware.com/detail.php?prodLine_id=38
Damn, I just gave up my whole damn work flow for free...

Sitthivet Santikarn , Aug 05, 2010; 07:53 p.m.

I am more interested to use Live View on the iPad tethered to the 7D via USB cable. Macro focus should be much easier on the iPad screen.

Eduardo Cervantes , Aug 05, 2010; 10:05 p.m.

You can buy a Viliv X70ex with Win XP for less than $600 usd and use Canon DPP for live view. I has a 7" screen.

Sitthivet Santikarn , Aug 05, 2010; 11:05 p.m.

Thanks for all the suggestions and advice

Marcus Wilson , Aug 06, 2010; 10:30 p.m.

Here is a link to someone who did it with a5D. http://scottaudette.com/?p=218

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