Pretty amazing, a package sent from China via DHL on Monday.

Arrived this morning.

After unpacking and reading the not too good english manual, but much better than most.

I attached it to my Nikon. Simple, straight forward.

Iv attached a couple of geo-tagged images with the addition of compass bearing!

On the way to my field theres a san-pedro cactus outside our front gate. With an unusual amount of flowers on it.

That is the 1st pic, the 2nd is the field and the 3rd was the same cactus on my way back. Half an hour and half a million bees later. I couldnt get closer without getting stung...

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The only slight problem I might have is I have to use the electronic shutter control on the nikon for triggering with that ppm relay board from DIYD. Problem is that the GPS cable and shutter cable are the same damn cable.

 So I either need to get a Y splitter or I have to carefully splice in a 3 wire cable for the shutter control...

G:)

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Comment by Rory Paul on December 8, 2011 at 11:44am

Is the compass bearing from a magnetometer or from the GPS?

Comment by Gareth Rens on December 8, 2011 at 11:51am

Its from an on-board magnetometer. It also has a gyro for pitch and roll data.

Comment by ionut on December 8, 2011 at 1:10pm

What Nikon do you have?

Comment by Gareth Rens on December 8, 2011 at 1:20pm

D5100

Comment by Richard Hirst on December 8, 2011 at 10:41pm

Do you have a link to the supplier..?

Comment by Gareth Rens on December 9, 2011 at 9:52am

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Comment by Rory Paul on December 9, 2011 at 1:15pm

Gareth

Thanks for the reply. I cannot find a list of supported Nikons can anybody else.

Comment by Gareth Rens on December 9, 2011 at 1:28pm

All the units work with all the Nikons I think. All you need is the correct cable.

See below :)

Cable –A for connection to Nikon D3-series, D700, D300-series, D2X, D2XS, D2HS, D200.
Cable -A is for Solmeta Geotagger N1/N2/Pro, if you are using Geotagger N3, Cable-B is not compatible.

Cable –B for connection to Nikon D90
Cable-B is for Solmeta Geotagger N1/N2/Pro, if you are using Geotagger N3, Cable-B is not compatible.

Cable –C for connection to Nikon D7000, D5100, D5000, D3100
Cable-C is for Solmeta Geotagger N1/N2/Pro, if you are using Geotagger N3, Cable-C is not compatible.

Comment by TenzinR on December 9, 2011 at 2:03pm

I've looked into these and found that this one works best for me...

http://www.metagps.com/

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