Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 27.09.2018 11:28

It's live view that chews power. Turn it off when you don't need it to conserve battery charge.

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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by dxjunky » 23.10.2018 00:55

Hello Stas,

i have the same issue by using an iPad (A1893) iOS 12.0 Model MR7K2FD/A and Helicon Remote (actual Version, Lifetime lic) in combination with a Canon EOS 5DS / W-E1 and a 64GB CF-Card.
My camera also stops working after taken the first Picture and starts the secound Picture. The Mirror Flips up and the Body sleeps until a timeout or stop of the Helicon Remote. The same behavior on an Android TAB A 2016 (Android V7.0).

Some iOS and Android versions has passed since i had used the Android pad. To find out if the the any other Things could be responsible to stop the Show, i had successfully used them with the EOS 5D MK4 and EOS80D in the same way as the EOS5DS /W-E1. They are works proper as expected on both tablets.

It would be nice if helicon-remote works the same way as the other bodies i have available to use. I understand that the Wifi sdcard Adapter is not powerful as an build-in WiFi Card. I guess that Canon has some magic tricks left, that the Canon Utility works without issues. A complex System as a modern Body and without the details about the internals is a hard Job.
This is just an Information about my issues - not more. I can use the other bodies who are works proper with Helicon Remote.

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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 23.10.2018 10:19

Thank you for the information. Unfortunately, we still don't know what prevents W-E1 from working with Helicon Remote.

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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by dxjunky » 06.11.2018 02:50

Hi Stas,

did you have news about the W-E1 issue?

DXJUNKY


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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by brentbristol » 29.11.2018 21:11

Oddly the W-E1 Wi-Fi adapter works brilliantly with the Windows implementation of Remote. I have successfully completed stacks wirelessly using the W-E1 adapter and a Windows 10 laptop. It is only the IOS version that stumbles. There seems to be some minor glitch in the IOS version that prevents successful completion.

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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by stshaw » 07.04.2019 20:22

So this still seems to be a problem. After a couple of shots the camera locks. Disappointing as the website clearly states compatible with CANON 5DSR :-(

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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 08.04.2019 11:16

Actually, all the info on our website is correct as long as you take it literally and don't try to infer anything that's not actually stated there. 5DS R is perfectly supported via USB connection on Mac, Windows and Android, so of course it's listed as compatible. But you're on iOS, where only Wi-Fi works, so you need to look at the list of supported Wi-Fi cameras further down the page. There you will find 5DS / 5DS R + WFT-E7A. We don't list W-E1 as compatible even though it does work on Windows and Mac (and probably Android, too, not sure about that).

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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by ngerard1 » 22.01.2020 11:50

Bonjour all, I started the topic in...October 2016! And it does not seem to be completely solved in 2020. I Abandonned the idea to use Helicon remote on iPad with my Canon 5d s with W-E1. Now a new connection tool comes : The TetherTools Air Direct Wireless Tethering System. It is indicated as working with Helicon Remote and Canon 5Ds : https://www.tethertools.com/tethering-software/helicon-remote/
Can you please confirm it works fine? Regards

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Re: Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 compatible with Remote on iPad?

Post by gordone22 » 22.01.2020 18:16

I had originally bought Helicon Remote to do focus stacking, with the understanding that they would get it working with the W-E1 card. I worked with them trying to debug it but they were using the wrong approach and I suggested that they needed to rent or borrow a 7D2 and a W-E1 card and debug it to get it working. I am assuming that they never got a camera to try it on because it never worked. There is no way I would buy the new tether app unless they have actually tried it on the 7D2/5DS with the W-E1 card, and that it works with the same Set as Canon Connect.

The design approach they were using required a separate Set in the menus so even if they did get it to work, then there would not be enough sets to use my iPhone or iPad with Helicon as well as Cascable or Canon Connect. If you create a Set for say your iPad for Canon Connect, then Cascable automatically connects with the same Set. This is how Helicon should have worked.

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