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1.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for professional use, 27 Feb 2012
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This review is from: Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB Wireless SDHC Memory Card (Accessory)
Amazing hardware, terrible firmware, software and design overall. Only works with proprietary apps, all of which on the three platforms I tried are massively flawed, unfinished and unstable. The card itself demands near-constant internet access even for local offline use, and this is "by design", as I was informed by their technical support, so that the card can constantly phone home to tell them where the card is geographically, "in case it gets stolen". No way to disable this and it isn't documented anywhere.

There are notable incompatibilities with the Canon EOS 450d and 550d which aren't listed on their website, and if you use or have ever used custom firmware on the 550d (e.g. Magic Lantern) then this card will crash your camera.

I was also informed that despite the 'Pro' moniker this card "is not designed for professional use" or for large DSLR files in general (even when advertising RAW support) and I should send it back. To get even this response required logging a lengthy ticket, which was closed with only the comment to call them on an 0845 number as they would not help via email. Not a single issue was addressed or resolved even with the 40 minute call or in the week or so since it. Highly unprofessional.
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Initial post: 19 Mar 2012 13:10:51 GMT
M. Hayden says:
I believe, using a ML card, and going through the remove firmware process will remove the BootFlag that ML puts on the camera. I too have a 550D, and am prepared to take a risk. It looks from the forums, they are troubleshooting the issues through customer testing. At least the firmware updates are still coming.

Posted on 16 Jul 2012 11:32:07 BDT
Nickibee says:
Is this an exceptable alternative to purchasing a very expensive Wireless Transmitter that hangs off your belt on a shoot though?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2012 12:19:45 BDT
How acceptable it is depends on what you want it to do.. If you just need photos to get from A to B without a wire, and you've got internet access handy, then it'll do that after a lengthy set up.. If you want it to send the photos to a tablet or monitor to show as you're shooting, not likely. Chances may improve if your camera supports RAW+Small JPEG and set it to only send the JPEG as a preview, but full-size files or RAWs took entire minutes to transfer..
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