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New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby sinecure » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:55 pm

I stumbled across this in a flyer for an large camera store out of Toronto...
http://www.merax.com/products/Photo/PhotoFinderGPST.html
Would be neat to know exactly where my pictures were taken.

Anyone willing to drop $120 to be a GAP tester? Red?
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Re: New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby Tracey » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:25 am

That looks like a cool toy to have. I'd buy it if I had the money. I've been looking into getting a digital SLR anyway - what's an extra $120? :lol:
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Re: New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby attitP » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:50 am

This thing only comes for windows. Such a shame!!!
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Re: New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby Reditor » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:05 pm

Cool stuff for sure! This could be lots of fun. I know someone that has a GPS device for their camera, it's quite the fun accessory. Could be taht Merax one, I'm not sure. I don't think it will be long before GPS information is built into some digital SLR cameras and captured in the image EXIF data automatically.

I've found a couple of other options too, although haven't seen the JOBO one actually for sale anywhere. It looks interesting as it connects directly to the hotshoe of an SLR. (Which has advantages and disadvantages of course)

ATP GPS Photo Finder

JOBO PhotoGPS (PDF file)
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Re: New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby jimshu » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:12 pm

Would be neat to know exactly where my pictures were taken

I've had one like that for the past 36 years...also knows times ,dates and places of when I got drunk, or made a fool of myself!
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Re: New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:17 am

Damn you. I saw this thread while looking for threads discussing camera lenses and the next thing I know, I'm ordering one of these. Not the Photofinder mini but the Amod AGL3080 ... I like the format for the AGL and the fact it uses AAA batteries. Just wish it would have a readout display to provide current location and time from GPS, guess I'll have to think about packing my Garmin too ...
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Re: New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby Reditor » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:24 pm

You can never have too many gadgets ExplorerWannaBe.
I'm tempted to get one of these items soon too...but am also hoping that by the time I buy my next DSLR it'll have built-in GPS tagging.....one can only hope. The official Nikon GPS device is over $200, which is too much for a "toy" for me.
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Re: New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby avonord » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:12 pm

I had been looking for one for a while. Would be a cool toy, but for now, it's a bit too expensive to have. And you'll have to bring bunch of batteries or a recharger with you. The batteries probably only last you a couple days.
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Re: New photography tool for your next gap trip?

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:50 am

The description for the one I ordered says the batteries last about 15-16 hours. No matter, I'll be packing a recharger along with me.
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