Pentax GPS Unit Review


joshwa

Link Posted 15/01/2013 - 10:10
Have a look at our Pentax GPS Unit review:
https://www.pentaxuser.com/review/pentax-o-gps1-gps-unit-review-645

woodworm

Link Posted 15/01/2013 - 11:23
Thanks for the review. I may have missed it but how did you find the battery life?

I like the idea of GPS tagging but not sure it's worth the cost

Gwyn

Link Posted 15/01/2013 - 11:31
Interesting review. I have toyed with buying one so my photos are tagged directly, and I don't need a computer with me when travelling.

My current logger has to be downloaded to a Windows computer regularly so the buffer doesn't get full. I then have to tag the photos when I get home using a tagging program.

I'm still not convinced by the Pentax logger though. I can get it for 199 here but it's still a lot of money.

Battery life is a good question too.

InFESTation

Link Posted 15/01/2013 - 22:20
Nice review there, the astro-trace is the first reason I have been toying with getting one of these, the tagging is a nice addition for me.
Pint o' rough & a game o' darts anyone

davidwozhere

Link Posted 02/01/2018 - 23:34
GPS comes as standard on the K3ii but it doesn't appear to include the compass feature. When it is on you can almost watch the battery draining. To be perfectly honest I haven't found the slightest use for it yet.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Gwyn

Link Posted 03/01/2018 - 08:37
I have the GPS unit on my K5ii. I use it all the time. I find it very useful to have my photos tagged, partly because we are often travelling for a few weeks at a time and the tag is very helpful for showing where a photo was taken when I get round to processing them. I also use the astrotracer function occasionally, when we are somewhere with dark skies.

alfpics

Link Posted 10/01/2018 - 14:41
davidwozhere wrote:
GPS comes as standard on the K3ii but it doesn't appear to include the compass feature. When it is on you can almost watch the battery draining. To be perfectly honest I haven't found the slightest use for it yet.

It shows on the display; if you select the info button and you are presented with several options like the shutter/ aperture/ iso screeen; compass is one of them IIRC
Andy

tigershoot

Link Posted 12/01/2018 - 21:01
Yes the compass feature is one of the screen options on the k3ii
K3ii, K-x DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA16-85WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, M50mm F1.7, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash
Last Edited by tigershoot on 12/01/2018 - 21:01
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