GPS for Pentax K10d


almierau

Link Posted 16/02/2008 - 22:24
Does any one know of a gps type device that will attach to the Pentax and read the co-ordinates into the digital image similar to what Canon has?

One of my friends has a WFT-E3 wifi grip for his Canon 40D. One handy feature it gives you is the ability to connect a GPS unit to the camera and write the latitude, longitude, and altitude of the location from which you took the photo to the EXIF meta data of the image file.

Thanks.

Gwyn

Link Posted 16/02/2008 - 22:33
I have the Qstarz GPS device, Works well. I am very happy with it. www.Qstarz.com.
The Sony one will also work with it or there is a really neat new one - the ATP - http://photofinder.atpinc.com/what.html

If you have a Garmin satnav that can also be used as a tracker I believe.

almierau

Link Posted 16/02/2008 - 22:56
Thanks for the information. I also just saw this one,
http://www.cameratown.com/news/news.cfm/hurl/id%7C3758

I have a high end handheld Garmin, and perhaps the free software mentioned on this site would be ok to start with.

Al


Gwyn wrote:
I have the Qstarz GPS device, Works well. I am very happy with it. www.Qstarz.com.
The Sony one will also work with it or there is a really neat new one - the ATP - http://photofinder.atpinc.com/what.html

If you have a Garmin satnav that can also be used as a tracker I believe.

Nyami

Link Posted 17/02/2008 - 22:55
I use the Sony GPS-CS1 with my K10 and it works a treat. It takes a single AA battery which should last a day out and about if you use good ones, it clips on to my bag and I just forget about it till I get home. I then use an application by Breeze Systems called Downloader Pro, this will match the times of the photos to the GPS log and add the location to the EXIF info, its also good app to get your photos off memory cards/cameras and store them in an organised way on your PC.

I used this on this years holiday to the US and it was great to get back and see exactly where a photo was taken.

Nyami
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nyami/

almierau

Link Posted 17/02/2008 - 23:18
thanks for all the information folks.

Also saw this one, that does not even require a computer, but can't see a dealership in North America.

http://photofinder.atpinc.com/what.html

Al

almierau

Link Posted 18/02/2008 - 00:24
Ok, I downloaded and installed EASY GPS and alsoGPicSync.

Now my gps is in 24 hour format, set to local time. My pentax is also set to 24 hour and set to the exact minute that the gps showed.

When I take an image, it shows for instance 17:45 on the lcd on the camera. However when I upload the images, that changes to 5:45pm. Now why in the world is that and how do you correct that. Some other setting in the pentax?

Al

MattMatic

Link Posted 18/02/2008 - 09:48
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When I take an image, it shows for instance 17:45 on the lcd on the camera. However when I upload the images, that changes to 5:45pm. Now why in the world is that and how do you correct that.

The times are stored in an internal format (probably seconds past midnight).
The 12/24hr setting on the camera is only for display purposes.
If your PC shows in 12hr format, it's probably because you have your locale settings set to 12hr (Hint: Control Panel, Regional and Language Options).

Because the EXIF data will have the internal time format, it should not matter what either PC or camera is set to

Matt
http://www.mattmatic.co.uk
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