What's a good wireless solution for uploading photos from a DSLR on the fly?
May 22, 2012 3:15 PM Subscribe
I've got a Canon 5D, an iPhone, and an iPad. What's a good on-the-go solution for uploading photos while bike touring?
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I want to do a week-long bike tour in the future, riding about 4-6hrs per day. I suspect I'll be taking a decent enough photo worth sharing about once every 20-30 minutes. Ideally, I'd like to have to pack/unpack as few things as possible. I'd love if I could just grab my Canon 5Dmk3 from a handlebar bag, take a shot, then grab my iPhone to give the photo a name and send it on its way. On spotty 3G, the final photo might take 20min to upload but that's fine as I'm on a tour. I want to post from the road, not wait until I stop each night to download/upload.
I don't know what combination of hardware/software would make this painless and easy. I could put an Eye-Fi card in the Canon. It could connect to the iPad's wifi hotspot and share the 3G/LTE connection. I would be willing to buy any iOS app necessary if there was one that could talk to the camera. I don't really want to use dongles, USB, or wires to do this.
Is it possible to do this on the fly, on the road, and wirelessly as possible?