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03-25-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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K-5 and GPS encoding

Can't seem to find any info on this...doesn't mean it's not out there but....

Does anyone know if a K-5 can encode GPS coordinates into the image EXIF data with a GPS hooked to it?

03-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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I've never found a GPS that will talk to a Pentax camera (though I haven't looked around for one in a year or two). I've used a tracking GPS that I would have along anyway, check/synchronize the clocks on both and then use PhotoLinker to add the GPS data to the files. It doesn't take all that long to automatically process a batch and so I don't mind the extra step.
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Thanks! I kind of assumed there wasn't a surefire way of doing it but thought I'd ask. No biggie...I have other options. I would've been nice to use the K-5 though.
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at recent photography events pentax has displayed a GPS unit for pentax cameras, from what I have seen it appears to clip on the hot shoe - but pentax has been very tight lipped about it's capabilities. I'm also hoping that they develop some sort of wireless transmitter into it that would be useful as a sort of wireless "tethering" solution.


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