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Mar 07, 2014 20:38 |  #1

what is the best unit to use for geo tracking photos.for the 5d mkiii.




  
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Mar 07, 2014 20:58 |  #2

Canon GP-E2 (external link)

I LOVE mine. Check out a recent thread discussing it that includes quite a few details.


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Mar 08, 2014 05:42 |  #3

I use my iPhone (various apps available both for Android and iPhone) and sync the GPS track with the photos in Lightroom. Or when I use my 6D I simply use the built-in one, even if it has a tendency to consume a lot of power.




  
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Mar 08, 2014 13:17 |  #4

rebby wrote in post #16742400 (external link)
Canon GP-E2 (external link)

I LOVE mine. Check out a recent thread discussing it that includes quite a few details.

Agree 100% Prior to using the GP-E2, I used my phone or a separate GPS tracker. The GP-E2 is by far the easiest to use, since it tags the photos directly on capture. Well worth the money if you like geotagging your photos.


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Mar 08, 2014 15:36 |  #5

I use a Bad Elf GPS Pro ( works with iOS). It has 30 hour battery life.




  
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Mar 08, 2014 16:06 |  #6

I use both the GP-E2 and a Garmin eTrex 30. The eTrex 30 gives a more accurate track due to a larger antenna, but the GP-E2 embeds the data into the CR2 files. Merging the eTrex data to the files (via .xmp sidecar, as Adobe does) is seamless with Downloader Pro, which I use anyhow to add the other metadata (titles, copyright info, keywords, categories) to my images. The hand-held also gives me a base map I can use to get back to where I started in a strange place.


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Mar 08, 2014 20:29 |  #7

Jon is it hard to link up the too. gps unit ans camera?




  
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Mar 09, 2014 09:25 |  #8

The Garmin? I don't connect it to the camera. Just plug it in to a USB port on the computer while I run my downloads. The GP-E2 just slides into the hot shoe of the (supported) cameras, except for the 7D. For that you need to use the supplied custom USB cable to connect the GP-E2 to the camera's USB port. You can connect other supported cameras to the GP-E2 that way as well, if you need the hot shoe for other things (like, say, a flash).


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Mar 10, 2014 11:47 |  #9

so there is no way to have the garmin do both.




  
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Mar 10, 2014 12:02 |  #10

Personally, I think the Canon GP-E2 is expensive for what it does, so I just take a snapshot with my iPhone at each location and merge the data in Aperture. It's real easy to do. (You can do the same in Lightroom too.)

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Mar 10, 2014 12:05 |  #11

Chef678 wrote in post #16748049 (external link)
so there is no way to have the garmin do both.

Well, you could buy Canon's WFT-E7 and a GPS receiver that supports Bluetooth . . .


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Mar 10, 2014 18:44 |  #12

they do not make a hand held gps unit in Bluetooth.i wish they did.




  
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Mar 11, 2014 00:54 |  #13

I'm using a similar approach to Jon. I have an older etrex that I always have on me when shooting. All I have to do is turn it on. It tracks where I am. I take a picture of my GPS; and that allows me to correct for any time issues and correct the delta. I merge the data into my files using Gpicsync from google. I'm kinda a map nut... so I also get a track and an elevation profile for each photo journey I'm on as well.


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Mar 11, 2014 04:55 |  #14

somebody should make a software that would bring to units ,camera and handheld gps unit together. i have the gp-e2 for 235.00 it is not a good buy.. it would be nice to have a unit that you could go back to a sight and shot some more.




  
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Mar 11, 2014 08:34 |  #15

Chef678 wrote in post #16749088 (external link)
they do not make a hand held gps unit in Bluetooth.i wish they did.

Garmin may not, but other do. My BGT-31 is a handheld GPS logger with Bluetooth. And a quick Google shows several others.


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