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04-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Enabling astro tracking without the O-GPS1

I would like to take some astro photographs, and would rather use the tracking feature of the K-5 rather than a high ISO, but can't get myself to pay for the O-GPS1 which I might use once or twice a year.

Assuming that the tracking feature, which is shifting the sensor, is built-in to the K-5, is there a way to enable that without the O-GPS1?
I have all the info I will need from a GPS unit, coordinates and time, it is a matter of commanding the K-5 to shift the sensor while the shutter is open.

Nothing in the menu for it, so maybe if there is a secret menu for this or something?

04-06-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Not possible!!! It needs the gps to be accurate and there is no option available without it.
04-06-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Not only the GPS, it also needs to know the direction the camera is pointing so north, south ect. and the angle.
There are trackers for telescopes, you could use those as well but those are even more expensive

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