Other than the Speedlite 600EX-RT and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, Canon has also introduced a number of accessories for the new EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, including the WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter, the GP-E2 GPS Receiver, and the BG-E11 Battery Grip.
The WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter is designed to connect your EOS camera to a network wirelessly. It supports WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n and has built-in gigabit Ethernet LAN connection. The WFT-E7A connects to the camera via USB port. It features time syncing for multiple cameras on the same network, FTP mode, EOS Utility mode, WFT Server mode and Media Server mode.
The GP-E2 GPS Receiver sports built-in GPS logging function for recording latitude, longitude, elevation, and the Universal Time Code when you take a photo. It allows viewing of camera movement on a PC after shooting. Thanks to integrated compass, the GP-E2 also records camera direction when shooting. The GPS receiver is compatible with EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1DX and EOS 7D, and can be connected to the camera via the accessory shoe or a USB cable.
The BG-E11 Battery Grip for 5D Mark III accepts one or two LP-E6 lithium-ion battery packs or a set of six AA-size batteries. It has a multicontroller and a multifunction (M.Fn) button together a with a full set of grip controls for easy operation when shooting portraits or other vertical format photos. The BG-E11 is made from sturdy magnesium alloy and has the same degree of weather resistance as the EOS 5D Mark III.
Canon’s WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter will be available for $849.99, while the GP-E2 GPS Receiver and the BG-E11 Battery Grip will be priced at $390 and $490, respectively. All of them will be available by the end of April.