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Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit

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  • For Nikon D2-series, D3-series, D200, D300, D700, Fujifilm S5 Pro, and IS Pro digital cameras with 10-Pin remote sockets.

The GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit tethers to and is compatible with Nikon D2-series, D3-series, D200, D300, D700, Fujifilm S5 Pro, and IS Pro digital cameras with 10-Pin remote sockets. Unique to a select range of Nikon and Fujifilm digital SLR users is the ability to apply geospatial data in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates to the metadata header of an image file at the time of exposure. This functionality is only realized with the addition of a tethered GPS (Global Positioning System) signal receiver.

GPS satellites have been freely accessible to the world through the "public good" policy of the United States Air Force and their NAVSTAR Global Position System (GPS.) It is a system of satellites that broadcast a specific radio signal to connect to a receiver like this one. If four or more of the NAVSTAR satellites are in transmission range of the GPS unit, through simple mathematical calculations based on the distances between each orbiting satellite and the receiver, a 3-dimensional position on the X/Y/Z axes is determined. This in turn translates into latitude, longitude and altitude co-ordinates on a GPS receiver.

The Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit for Nikon & Fujifilm Digital SLRs presents a user with the ability to embed in images geospatial data in the form of GPS coordinates. Using the GeoPic II, GPS data is saved to an image's metadata during exposure. This system of geotagging is inherently more accurate and consistent when compared to GPS dataloggers that match the time stamp on an image with the closest approximation of location based on a time stamp on the GPS tracklog. Furthermore, there are three primary modes of functionality that gives GPS data to the camera, even when not in GPS satellite range.

The GeoPic II has three modes of operation that each posses their own advantages. The Continuous mode keeps the GPS receiver active and constantly sends data to the camera. Low Power mode puts the GeoPic II into a standby mode when idle, thereby preserving the camera's battery power. The receiver is "woken-up" with a half-press of the camera's shutter release button. Finally, the Freeze mode is useful indoors, in large cities, deep canyons or anywhere else where a clear signal of the sky for the purposes of satellite signal reception is difficult or impossible to obtain. This mode will save a specific location to the GeoPic II's internal memory in order to have coordinates at the ready when subsequent images are shot.

When the GeoPic II is connected to a camera, the GPS module can nestle in the camera's hotshoe, or alternatively, on the camera's neckstrap if a shoe-mounted flash or off-camera cord is needed. Additionally, this device permits customization of its operation though a series of options accessed through its onboard menu. A user's needs may be tailored to with a choice indicators and power management settings. Ultimately, the GeoPic II allows photographers to geotag their photographs in nearly any situation without requiring a great drain on the camera's battery, an active GPS signal, a multi-staged geotagging process or any significant weight or bulky additions.

Dedicated Geotagging Device
Directly connects to a range of Nikon and Fuji digital SLRs and will provide GPS coordinates to the camera at the time of exposure.
Multiple Modes of Operation
The GeoPic II can conserve power, or lock a signal when indoors with a single click of a button.
Compact Housing
A small and unobtrusive receiver attached with an 8" lead ensures that the addition of a GPS to your camera will not interfere with access to the cameras buttons, hinder function or create discomfort.
Custom Functions
Includes signal lock confirmation beep, power use variations and Freeze mode adjustments.
Remote Shutter Activation Pass-Through
A 2.5mm remote socket allows the GeoPic II to relay remote shutter release cable signals to the camera without removing the GPS receiver from the 10-pin socket. The 2.5mm connection is compatible with "Canon-type" remotes.
Chipset SiRFstar III with built-in WAAS demodulator
Connection Time Cold start: 42 sec
Warm start: 38 sec
Hot start: 01 sec
Channels 20
Waterproofing Splash resistant
Output Connector 10-Pin Nikon remote lockring connector with 2.5mm miniphone socket for accessory pass-through shutter release cable
Power Source GPS receiver draws power from the camera.

Mode: Current Consumption: Photos:
Continuous GeoPic II: ~55mA
Camera: ~300mA

Total: ~355mA regardless of state
315
Low power GeoPic II: ~55mA
Camera (standby/metering): ~0.1mA/300mA
Total: (standby/metering): ~55.1mA/355mA
970
No GPS Camera (standby/metering): ~0.1mA/300mA 1750

[Figures based on 3 large resolution, basic quality JPEGs taken every 2 minutes]

Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.4 x 3.0 x 0.6" (35 x 58 x 16mm)
Weight 1.7 oz (48g)
Note: Compatible with: Nikon D2-series, D3-series, D200, D300, D700, Fujifilm S5 Pro, and IS Pro digital SLR cameras with 10-pin remote sockets
Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit
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    Custom IdeaGeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit
     
    4.5

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (29)
    • Well made (21)
    • Improves functionality (18)
    • Works well with GPS (17)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (33)
      • Adventure (20)
      • Hiking (7)
      • Auto (4)
      • Boating / sailing (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (17), Power user (11), Technically savvy (6), Outdoor enthusiast (5)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great GPS locator but needs TLC

      I'm a prosumer who loves urban travel photography. I used the GeoPic II on a Nikon DSLR in a European city, taking 300 to 500 pictures daily. The GPS function works as advertised...Read complete review

      I'm a prosumer who loves urban travel photography. I used the GeoPic II on a Nikon DSLR in a European city, taking 300 to 500 pictures daily. The GPS function works as advertised -- it may take 60 seconds or more to lock on satellites, but it tends to stay locked even in narrow city streets with limited sky. Google Maps identifies the shooting location within 5 or 10 feet horizontally (the GeoPic II's altitude reporting in my urban use was so erratic as to be funny -- move 3 yards and drop 100 feet, but that doesn't matter to me because I'm in a mappable city and not the wilderness).The GeoPic II requires TLC because the 10-pin connector projects beyond the side of the DSLR. The end of the cable that connects to the 10-pin connector has a tail with cutouts that are usually put there to let the cable bend a little under pressure. On my GeoPic II the tail was just as rigid as the the main connector, so the weak point was the place where the cable enters the connector's nonflexible tail.I carried the camera with the GeoPic II in a a large shoulder bag with enough room for the camera with the GeoPic II attached, but the DSLR's weight pushed the GeoPic II's cable against the bag's padded interior, and after 8 days of walking around a European city, the cable weakened at the point at which it met the connector's nonflexible tail, and the GeoPic II died.The horizontal information I got from the GeoPic II is great, and I'm glad to have it. To protect the connector-cable vulnerability would require a very large shoulder bag with a very fussy interior partition system. The GeoPic II gets 4 stars for performance but I withheld the fifth star because of the design defect.I used the website contact form to tell Custom Ideas, the manufacturer, about this problem when the GeoPic II's performance was degrading because of the bent cable. Custom Ideas said that they respond to every message in 24 hours. You will no doubt be astonished to hear that it's been almost 3 weeks since I sent the message to Custom Ideas, but they haven't yet responded. Imagine that!

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      Update - serious collar thread problem

      This an an update to my recent review where I identified a problem with the collar and thread that attaches the unit to the camera (D300s). Well it has now broken and the...Read complete review

      This an an update to my recent review where I identified a problem with the collar and thread that attaches the unit to the camera (D300s). Well it has now broken and the unit is now junk after only a couple of months. The thread doesn't engage with the camera well enough to keep it in place, which means it requires constant pushing back in, which has serious implications for the fragile pins and causes the GPS signal to cut out frequently. The plastic collar ended up just snapping off while I was on a travelling shoot (exactly when you want GPS). The GPS signal ceased, one of the pins bent and it later snapped off when I tried to straighten it. So this has been an expensive waste of time and money.

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      3.0

      Works great except changing modes D800e

      By jwhcville

      from Charlottesville, VA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Functionality
      • Well Made
      • Works Well With GPS

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

        This GPS tracks quickly and accurately on both my D800e & D700 but changing modes is a problem on D800e. The unit changes modes easily on D700 but will not change modes on D800e. Perhaps this is why D800e is not listed as supported? Otherwise, a well made GPS that does as advertised.

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        5.0

        Easy as pie...tastes great!

        By Jimka

        from Cool, CA

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        Pros

        • Doesn't Use Much Power
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

            GPS unit works flawlessly and quickly locked on to satellites in the SF area. Checked results in Lightroom (maps) and the location was spot on. I use it on a Nikon D700 and Nikon would have made things easier if the mini plug location wasn't so close to the lens as I had some difficulty getting the cable inserted and locked into place.

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            4.0

            Better Than the Nikon

            By Astroguy

            from Boston, MA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Holds Reading Indoors
            • Improves Functionality
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • Drains Batteries Somewhat

            Best Uses

            • Adventure
            • Geotagging
            • Travel

            Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

            So far (2 weeks in) this unit has worked flawlessly. It seems to pick up satellites faster than the Nikon unit which I also own. I am using it on a D800E and the Nikon one on my D700.

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            4.0

            GeoPic I

            By GPSer

            from Los Altos, CA

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adventure
              • Travel

              Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

              These comments refer to the original GeoPic, but judging from some of the comments on GP II, it seems that similar issues remain.

              1. I concur that when connecting the GeoPic to the camera body, one must exert pressure to push the unit into the camera connector before the threads will grab. But once done, there is no problem.

              2. Regarding the elevation measurement, the initial readings I received at Lake Tahoe were way low, but eventually they coincided with the true elevation within about 100 feet or less at about 6200 feet. The latitude and longitude are close to actual position--I'd estimate often within about 10 feet.

              3. Even when the unit is "off," it drains the camera battery. So I need to disconnect it when the camera is stored overnight or longer. I find this the biggest disadvantage. I don't know if this is inherent in the unit or just the way mine functions.

              4. In response to one comment, the unit does not require a Canon camera. I use a Canon RS-60E3 remote switch to connect to the GeoPic and it works fine. (The Canon remote switch is also much less expensive than the one designed for the camera by Nikon.)

              5. The unit works with the Nikon D800, as it does with my D300.

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              5.0

              Best Geotag unit

              By Jerry

              from Jackson, nj

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Functionality
              • Well Made

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Trail photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

              I use it for travel .... When I download ... I know where I took the photo ...the battery saver feature is great and the last fix setting helps if you move indoors....some users complain about the difficulity of securing the 10 pin connector ... the trick is to exert downward pressure while turning the mounting ring .... if you secure the mounting ring and just turn ... the threads will not grab ....

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              2.0

              No connection to additional release cord

              By Road Warrior

              from Bay Area, CA

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Hinders Functionality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                  After I read the functionality on this unit, I was very happy to see it could tag a photo with the last recorded GPS coordinates. Plus, it has power saving function. I purchased this unit because of these two function in addition to my Nikon GP-1, which lack both of those function.

                  After I received the unit only to realize that it doesn't provide the connection socket to a remote release unit on Nikon camera. It provides a connection point only for Canon cameras.

                  It's nice to have recorded GPS coordinates and power saving functionality but missing a remote release connection I couldn't even take a shot. It should provide additional functionality on top of what Nikon product, currently Nikon GP-1, is offering. I end up returned the product.

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                  5.0

                  Works Brilliantly

                  By Dylan

                  from NYC, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adventure
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                    I bought this for a trip to Ireland, I used it continuously for 14 days, and continue to use it every once and a while. It works fantastic. Learning to read the LED's and remember what they mean when you're drinking Guinness for every meal but breakfast seemed to be a bit challenging :) but once I got it down it was great. Can at times take 1-2min to acquire a signal, but it does a great job of holding it even if your moving. It drains battery only a little bit, but I never found myself out of juice and still wanting to shoot so I wouldn't worry about that. Also it doesn't seem to record data for an image during really long exposures, it may have been a user mistake on my part, but at exposures beyond about 6-8s I didn't get anything, however it's easy to input later in post (just take a shot at 1s and copy data, or use the "hold location" feature) but worked flawlessly all other times, so I wasn't going to drop a star for that. I did a lot of research before I bought this and I'm glad I did....buy it you won't regret it

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                    5.0

                    Good choice

                    By CSW

                    from staunton, VA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                      I purchased this unit for use with my nikon DX2s. On a recent trip to WV it worked very well. The device has three settings:on all the time (and so is you camera), on-demand, and stored location. I used the on demand and w please with the response and the battery usage. It does take a few minutes to lock in when you first turn it on, but after that, I never give it anoth thought.

                      When I uploaded the pics to my Mac, Aperture grabbed the gps data as expected. It was a smooth and effortless process.

                      I do find that the very simple interface (one button, one light) takes a bit of getting used to to be able to make the adjustments, but other than that it is fine.

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                      4.0

                      Works great but a small glitch.

                      By Larry the Trainer

                      from Connecticut

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Functionality
                      • Works Well With GPS

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                        I take photos of trains and need exact location information, especially if they get published. The GeoPic II worked perfectly with my Nikon D700 right out of the package. I especially like the beep that signals when it's ready to record. One glitch--so far I haven't been able to screw the 10-pin cable tightly into the camera's socket. Not a problem (yet) since it's a tight fit and stays connected without tightening the screw.

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                        5.0

                        Great product! My 4th one!

                        By David T

                        from New Jersey

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adventure
                          • Boating
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                          I sold my first GeoPic 2 to one to my friends before he went to Europe because I told him it was a "Must have".I bought another that day. The original Geo Pic had problems with the cord.

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                          1.0

                          Update - serious collar thread problem

                          By Robert

                          from Sydney, Australia

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Works Well With GPS

                          Cons

                          • Low Quality
                          • Poorly designed collar
                          • Thread won't grip camera

                          Best Uses

                          • When GPS isn't critical

                          Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                          This an an update to my recent review where I identified a problem with the collar and thread that attaches the unit to the camera (D300s). Well it has now broken and the unit is now junk after only a couple of months. The thread doesn't engage with the camera well enough to keep it in place, which means it requires constant pushing back in, which has serious implications for the fragile pins and causes the GPS signal to cut out frequently. The plastic collar ended up just snapping off while I was on a travelling shoot (exactly when you want GPS). The GPS signal ceased, one of the pins bent and it later snapped off when I tried to straighten it. So this has been an expensive waste of time and money.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works Great -- so far

                          By Ron in Colorado

                          from Colorado Springs CO

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adventure
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                            The GeoPic II performs as advertised. It's fast to acquire a signal and goes easy on the camera battery. This is the third tagging device I've owned as the other two died early. I'm hoping the GeoPic II will prove more durable than the others -- but just in case, I did purchase a 2 year extended warranty to go with it.

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                            5.0

                            Works right out of the box

                            By MAJL

                            from La Mirada, CA

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Functionality
                            • Well Made
                            • Works Well With GPS

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                              Simply works right out of the box. It is very easy to use and needs no further configuration. Unlike other GPS units, this is useable even indoors. Power consumption is minimal.

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                              5.0

                              Geotagging on Your Photo Shoots

                              By G Mountain Photog

                              from Provo, UT

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Functionality
                              • Well Made
                              • Works Well With GPS

                              Cons

                              • Drains camera battery

                              Best Uses

                              • Adventure
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                              It's easy to use, hookup 10 pin connection, slide unit on to camera flash mount and camera powers unit. Fairly fast to acquire GPS position and make a fix, but does drain your battery if you leave it on for extended periods of time. Recommendations, carry spare charged batteries. I took it out over the week to NV and CA on a shoot, and now I downloaded the data, and I am having a blast with places on iPhoto and Apeture. Definitely a thumbs up on this one.

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                              2.0

                              Camera Connection Problem

                              By Kiwiloon

                              from Baxter, MN

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                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Works Well With GPS

                              Cons

                              • Low Quality

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                              The GPS unit works as well as promised. The locking screw on the unit's connector does not match with the thread on the camera's 10 pin socket. Within minutes of starting my first stroll with the unit slung over my shoulder, the connector literally broke out of the socket. The unit still works, but the connector comes unconnected with minimal movement.

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                              5.0

                              everybody should have one.

                              By Al from Hayward

                              from Hayward Calif.

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Functionality
                              • Well Made

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adventure
                                • Auto
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                                When I first received the unit I took some pictures on one side of the deck then I moved to the other side of the deck. Google map was able to pin point the different sides of the deck.
                                The real test was up in the Canadian Rockies. No mater where I was at the GPS tracker was able to determine my location.

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                                5.0

                                Geopic II

                                By Ken

                                from Laguna Niguel, CA

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Functionality
                                • Well Made
                                • Works Well With GPS

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adventure
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                                  The reviews that I read before I purchased the Geopic II were correct. The unit is just as advertised and reviewed, it works perfectly.
                                  My only (slightly negative) comment is that it generally takes a minute or so to link up to the satellites, but that is most likely a byproduct of the current technology.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Unit

                                  By Rob Fern

                                  from Germany at this time

                                  About Me Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Functionality
                                  • Well Made
                                  • Works Well With GPS

                                  Cons

                                  • Base should be metal

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adventure
                                  • Research
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                                  The main feature I like about it is that you can lock your last data before going into buildings.

                                  I only give it four because I think the casing should be made of metal or at least the base of it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Don't Let The Name Fool You! Great!!

                                  By PhotoCop

                                  from Jersey City, NJ

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Well Made
                                  • Works Well With GPS

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adventure
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                                    Used it on a Trip to Thailand! Great product never let me down. I was going to get the Nikon GP1 decided on this one because of reviews! And they were right on! Simply to use and locking on was fast! Don't be fooled and think that the Nikon one is better. It's not!! The lock feature is great when you have to head indoors. Just Lock it on the GPS signal before going indoors and it will mark all you photos with that location! Nikon doesn't do that!!
                                    I never had a problem with it finding a signal. At most it took 15-20 seconds once I left the hotel room. The great thing about this is that I never thought about it during any shots. I just brought my camera up and started shooting and when I downloaded them to I Photo the locations were there. if you are thinking of getting this JUST DO IT!!!!

                                    Some of the reviews talked about it being a battery killer! Not So! Other then the times I forgot to turn it off when I was done shooting for the day! I noticed no extra battery drain. I use Nikon Batteries(I have 2 extra sets that I carry) with the battery grip but I never had to change during a day of shooting. And I used the GPS on constant most of my trip! Some of my shooting trips were 6 hours long. And even when I did forget to turn it off it only took the battery down to half. Now this might be different for you if you only have one battery. But if you have the duel battery for your camera go ahead and put in on constant and shoot away!! The cable never got in my way was long enough but not to long. Great GPS Unit!!! Get it you'll Love It!!

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                                    5.0

                                    Best Available GPS for Nikon

                                    By Richard

                                    from Reston, VA

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                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Flexable
                                    • Well Made

                                    Cons

                                    • Doesn't Work With D90

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Custom Idea GeoPic II Direct Connect Geotagging GPS Unit:

                                    This has a good receiver, I have found that it sometimes works indoors where other GPS receivers don't. The low power and freeze modes are very useful. You can disable the auto shutoff so you can turn the camera off between shots but leave the GPS on so that it is available as soon as you turn the camera on. The power consumption of the GPS is low enough that you could leave it on for several hours without draining the camera's battery.

                                    If you don't use the Nikon Neck strap, and need the flash, you may need to let it dangle. A hot foot that passes through to a hot shoe on top would be useful.

                                    The connector has a threaded retaining ring that I found difficult to engage--I have the same problem with the Nikon remote, so it may be inherent in the connector

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