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LootCrate for May

I got my May LootCrate this month’s theme is ADVENTURE.  They did a great job by giving us a Zelda shirt, MineCraft sword key chain, Zelda bottle opener, and Adventure Time character.   If you don’t know what LootCrate is let me break it down to a simple explanation you pay small fee and they send you a surprise gift every month.  They have struck gold with each of the crates I have received so far.  I couldn’t be happier with these little goodies.

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This the entire box of goodies.  For the photos I used the my Nikon P7800 along with the manual focus option.  This little camera is a gem it is for serious and amateur photographers alike.  I will try and do some more posts about it.

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Just my little Fin and Jake container hanging out by the LootCrate box.  For this shot I set the camera to macro although I could have gotten a lot closer I wanted both in the picture.

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One last quick final shot including the amazing button for this month’s theme.  I am starting to amass a pretty good collection.

If you have any themes or if you are a model and are interested in doing a photoshoot let me know I am open for some TFI (Trade For Images).

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Final WonderCon Pictures.

I went through my two days of greatness and tried to see if there was any other worthy pictures.  You have to understand I got through my images so fast that I tend to miss several.  After going back through them I came up with a few more.  Enjoy this final set of images and I look forward to seeing a bunch of you again next year.  Do me a favor and comment so I know you at least enjoy the work. ;-)

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Final Review WU-1a & LootCrate

My LootCrate came in so I figured it was an excellent time to finish up my testing of the WU-1A wireless adapter from Nikon.

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The LootCrate came with some excellent models.  I used my Nikon P7800 with the scene selection set up on closeup.  The camera performed as expected flawless.  I am really enjoying this lightweight camera, but that’s for another posting.

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After I took the pictures my goal was to post them up on Instagram and maybe up on Facebook.   The perfect tool for the job was the WU-1A a product dubbed to get your photos online.  I plugged in the wireless adapter to the camera and turned on the application on my phone.  As always I needed to grab the camera’s wireless network in the wireless settings of the phone.  The device connected perfectly and after selecting the photos I began to transfer them.

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Here is where the device fails over and over again.  Once the transfer process is started it fails usually not on the first image but by the second or third you are no longer connected to the Nikon Wireless network from the phone.

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After a considerable amount of testing my side I have found that the phone themselves and how they treat wireless networks could be the problem.  If I disable all wifi communication meaning keeping the phone from trying to use the wifi for connecting to the Internet I get excellent results the device stays connected and the images transfer.  Additionally if you are in an area where you do not have connection to wifi and no others are present around you it seemed to work here as well but still failed on occasion.

If I could do this all over again I would pass on the adapter it pretty much is a waste of money.  In almost all cases you are going to have to keep a laptop around for backup as you can’t depend on the ability to send from the adapter.  Nikon WU-1a 1 star and save your money.