Pentax O-GPS1 GPS Unit For Pentax DSLR Cameras.


Smeggypants

Link Posted 02/06/2011 - 23:30
Pentax O-GPS1 GPS Unit For Pentax DSLR Cameras.

https://www.pentaxuser.com/news/a-handy-gps-unit-for-pentax-dslr-cameras-357




I thought .... Hmmmmm - Until I saw the PRICE!!!!
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Mike-P

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 07:01
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No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

Dangermouse

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 08:52
Nice idea, but scarily expensive! I can see it being useful to someone taking photos for travel guides, surveyors, etc though, if it's accurate enough.

Also consider the privacy implications before you go shooting with one of these and upload the images to the web. It isn't beyond the bounds of possibility for websites to look at the GPS data attached to your uploads and start tracking where you go.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 09:21
The price is actually incredibly reasonable, when you consider it also functions as an astro-tracker... not that geo-tagging or atro photography are things I am personally interested in...
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Algernon

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 09:23
This GPS data on photos is going to be a perfect tool for burgulars
Urgently need banning
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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

davex

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 09:27
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it also functions as an astro-tracker...

Yet another reason for me to get the K5, have been thinking about astrophotography for a while, £230 is a bargain for that function alone.

Davex.
K5 + 8mm-500mm zooms and primes
Please feel free to play with any images I post.
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davem

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 09:28
For this price you could get a very decent walkers GPS and note the postion and direction on a good old piece of paper. The system would then be compatible with any Pentax camera and burglar proof! In addtion you would never get lost

Dave

Mannesty

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 09:39
davem wrote:
For this price you could get a very decent walkers GPS and note the postion and direction on a good old piece of paper. The system would then be compatible with any Pentax camera and burglar proof! In addtion you would never get lost

Dave

You wouldn't need the paper Dave. If the GPS can store track data, software is available to match the date and time between images and GPS tracks, then tag the image with the GPS data relating to that data and time.

I use a very old Garmin eTrex Vista, and it works fine, but it won't track stars .

Simples.
Peter E Smith

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Last Edited by Mannesty on 03/06/2011 - 09:39

womble

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 09:59
I think I would mainly be put off by having an additional lump on the top of my camera.

K.
Kris Lockyear
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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MarkD

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 17:05
Never been that interested in geotagging my pictures. It means I can't lie about where they were taken...
However th astro tracking feature using the sensor shift is a very interesting development. I'll wait for some user reviews before making my mind up.
Of course I'll need a K5 first....birthday treat in September
.........all the gear, no idea!
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Last Edited by MarkD on 03/06/2011 - 17:08

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 17:26
Well, I posted details of this on an astronomy forum (I joined up specifially to do so - how sad!) - and this is how the site moderator responded:

Quote:
Hopefully this is not wishful thinking but thanks so much for posting this information here, no doubt thousands of people will find that information and follow this thread with much anticipation! Also may disappoint many people that just recently purchased a DSLR if its true and does it well!

And later, when he had looked at the specs in detail:

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VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE! I think this will open up astrophotography to the masses - with a tripod anyone with a DSLR and this unit can photograph the sky. Too bad my Pentax does not have a magnetic SR system!


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davex

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 17:33
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I think this will open up astrophotography to the masses

Never thought of myself as a mass before.
K5 is becoming more and more desirable, particularly as I`ve been researching astro mounts for the K20.
K5 + 8mm-500mm zooms and primes
Please feel free to play with any images I post.
My flickr: link

Smeggypants

Link Posted 03/06/2011 - 18:06
Mike-P wrote:
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Whoops didn't see that one...

Perhaps John can merge the threads?
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Sean282

Link Posted 04/06/2011 - 00:07
I think the proof will be in the pudding. If it really is the bees knees for astrophotography then I personally think that it is worth the money.

Geo tagging I'm not interested in

geclinke

Link Posted 04/06/2011 - 00:31
That'll fit in my underwater housing with the k5. Should prove useful for mapping dive sites, at the surface at least.
k5, 50mm FA, 18-55mm Kit, 50-200mm DA, 15mm Fisheye Sigma, 10-17mm DA Fisheye, 18-55mm DA WR, DA* 60-250, DA* 16-50
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