David Kilpatrick wrote:If they had the EOS Remote app installed on their phone - it is entirely free - they could read photos off the camera, and take control of shooting if the camera was in live view mode. You can't control the camera in optical viewfinder mode, all you can do it view images on it, remotely.
First we set the scene: The Royal Bungalow where Will and Kate are having some quality time together in the Royal Bedroom.
Our hero, Paparazzi Pete, is hiding in the bushes at night in the dark outside and has set up his camouflaged Canon 6D + Canon 50mm f1.2 (disguised to look like a coconut, of course) in a tree outside the Royal Bedroom Window. PP is using his trusty iphone 5 + EOS Remote app to control the camera and take many Big Cash Shots. His luck has not always been the best, often missing the Money Shots or being a day late and a dollar short, but this time he knows that he has finally hit the Big Time.
Unfortunately for PP, unbeknownst to him Salacious Sally had been creeping around the Royal Bungalow grounds with her iphone 4s + EOS Remote app (that she downloaded for free) constantly checking to see if by a rare stroke of luck she might catch a stray, unsecured 6D signal from someone's camera. Her eyes light up and she gets a big, dastardly grin on her face when she discovers that she has connected to our hero's 6D! When she sees what the camera sees she knows she has hit the lottery! She quickly copies all his Big Cash Shots and several movie clips off his 6D, deletes them off his camera, and then sets the ISO to 50, shutter speed to 1/4000, aperture to f22, and focus to 0.5 meter to insure that if PP takes anymore photos they will be useless. She quickly transmits the Big Cash Shots to her partner and within minutes he has sold them for Big Cash. Before our Hapless Hero even realizes it his Scoop has become a Stolen Scoop. All is not lost though because Paparazzi Pete has learned an important lesson: Always secure your 6D wifi connections. There are lots of Salacious Sallys out there folks!