A&P Nikon GP-1 GPS

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  1. pl_silverado

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    Do any of you have any experience with this thing? I just ordered one, it should be here in a few days. :naughty:
     
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    no bearing info, no care

    if heading/bearing was included, I'd have already one.. but for what I do, I absolutely need bearing, that's where the ricoh comes into the story for work purposes.
     
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    I almost ordered one the other day, but I really don't travel enough to make it worth it :dunno:
     
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    what is bearing info?
     
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    barto you and your...third dimension

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    ive always wondered why one would would gps data associated with their photos
     
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    so one remembers where the photos were taken if traveling.....sometimes its tough to remember where 3000 pictures were taken :eek3:
     
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    You go on vacation and you can then map out exactly where you were when you took the pictures. I think Picasa does it.
     
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    i guess it should be worth it since i tend to travel quite a bit. :hsd:
     
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    smugmug does it too :)
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    flickr does it too. i gps my shit every time i travel. i wish there were an easier way, though
     
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    Never cared for it. I was looking into tethering the D700 to a laptop though...then I saw the price for the parts...
     
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    Tethering for shooting or ??
     
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    Yeah, like shooting on location or in a studio. It'd be cool but I believe one of the parts that is necessary is like $600+. NOT worth it
     
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    ^ I can do it with a USB Cable & Nikon Camera Control Pro ... cost $ 0 ... works with the D300, should work with the D700
     
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    Thank you. Will def. try that out
     
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    I just did a quick search and as soon as I saw that I was like "goodbye"
     
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    Meaning what, its not what your looking for?

    If you need some cereal and how to get passed the issues that arise installing it pm me ;)
     
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    nah, I meant the equipment they said was "necessary" I'm downloading camera control as we speak haha thanks, man. I'll let you know if I cant get through.

    And post pics when you get your GP-1. What exactly does it do anyway? I thought it just put it in the metadata where you were when you took it.
     
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    Thats exactly what it does :rofl:

    pm sent.
     
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    lol. I guess if you thought you needed it...congrats
     
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    i travel a lot, so it's useful remembering where the fuck vacation pictures were taken :bowdown:
     
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    I want that for my D90. Need to upgrade my tripod first but it would definitely come in handy a few times a year.
     
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    I dont know of way to do it for Canon :wtc: Im jealous
     
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    How about using a cell phone with GPS logging capabilities? Then you can use GPicSync (up on Google Code) to sync the GPS data with the photos. I tried this out in the backyard with my D80 and an AT&T Tilt. Its not perfect, but not too painful either. For the Tilt, I was running GPS Cycle Computer which has logging capabilities.
     
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    there are other gizmos cheaper than the Nikon one.

    You leave it in your backpack and as long as you make sure the times are sync, the software will afterwards add the gps data to all your pictures linking them with timestamps.

    Very useful when traveling a lot.

    The bearing/heading is in order to know what direction you are looking at. It's an integrated compass. This is very useful when you are on mountain top to know where you are looking. For my work, when we do site evaluations, we absolutely need that info, so if I don't have the ricoh, then I take one picture of my compass before each picture of the surroundings.
     

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