Originally Posted by jimmyd
a few bucks for a cable vs. a thousand for the xmitter. Hmmmm.... It's cool tho.
Yes, Firewire or USB cable is the much more affordable option. I originally bought the WFT-E1 for shooting events like wedding receptions - much more mobility than being tethered.
The only other drawback besides the networking setup is that the transmitter does add a bit of bulk to the camera (I have the first generation version).
I have mine attached to the side of my 1DMkII via a ReallyRightStuff L-bracket. That along with a longer antenna lets me send shots to my laptop from across a ballroom.
The new version that was announced at the same time as the 1DMkIII is much smaller and (so they say) easier to set up.