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Nikon D7000 and GP-1

ericbowles

Atlanta, US
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Thu 15-Mar-12 03:49 PM

I'd like to use my GP-1 with my D7000. The GP-1 came with a 10 pin cable for my D300, but not a cable for use with the D7000. It looks like the cable for the D7000 is the GP1-CA90. Is that correct?

At one point there was some discussion about a splitter cable for the GP-1 in order to use a cable release (since the cable release also uses the 10 pin port). I expect this issue may come up with the D7000. In reality, the D7000 cable release plugs into the GP-1 directly and works normally. The cable release of the D7000 works with my D300 and the GP-1.

For anyone considering a GPS device for their camera, the GP-1 is a nice little system. I have mine set to activate with shutter activation. This means you have to "wake up" the device for a few seconds before use, but it saves a lot of battery usage. Using this approach on a recent ocean trip I picked up coordinates for 99.5% of more than 2500 images from a 6 day period.

Now I have seen some times when it was slow to pick up satellites. Recently I was deep in a creek about 30 feet below road level and it took a minute to find the satellites. Subsequent acquisition was fast.

Eric Bowles
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