GPS Attachment for Nikon DSLR

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  1. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    I've been using a Promote GPS unit to geotag my pictures as I take them (currently using a D5100) but lately it doesn't seem to be working very well. Took a bunch of pictures around Epcot at Flower & Garden and hardly any of the pictures got tagged. Not sure what's wrong but perhaps its time for a new unit.

    Does anybody have any recommendations?
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  3. wbeem

    wbeem DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2010
    I use a Nikon GP-1. It draws power from the camera, so that could be an issue if you typically run short on battery life. I have a battery grip on my cameras, so it's never been an issue for me.

    The initial lock is a tad slower than other GPS units, but re-lock is much faster. I've been very happy with mine. It's simple, it works well.

    I've heard good things about di-GPS, too.
  4. jockey

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    Apr 25, 2004
  5. cjstarr

    cjstarr DIS Veteran

    Mar 9, 2008
    Has anyone found a way to use Geotagging with the Sony "a" SLR's using a Android Cell phone?
    This is something I would be interested in myself.
  6. BirdsOfPreyDave

    BirdsOfPreyDave Disney Lover, DVC Member, SSR Fanatic DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Jul 22, 2006
    I have a GPS logger, rather than a unit that actually connects to the camera to embed the coordinates right in the photo as it's shot. (There wasn't an option for a directly-connected GPS when I had the Canon EOS 60D.) Lightroom matches the time and coordinates from the GPS log with the time stamp on the photo and automatically adds the coordinates.

    I use the GStarz BT-Q1000XT and have been very happy with it. It's about the size of an old-style cigarette lighter. It fits perfectly in a Joey pouch on my Black Rapid camera strap, so it's always with the camera.


    Every once in a while, I'll notice a position that's a little off, but for the most part, it does a really good job.

    I thought about doing this with my android phone, but I figured it would run my phone battery down too fast.

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