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  • What can you do with the MetaGPS M2 (GPS+compass)?

    11:13 pm on March 21, 2013 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: compass, , ,

    These two pictures were made with Nikon D90 camera and MetaGPS M2 unit.
    It is displayed with PhotoMeta software on an iPad 3.
    Neat, Hemm.

    Pictures with GPS and Direction (made with Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2)

    Pictures with GPS and Direction (made with Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2)

    Picture made with Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2

    Picture made with Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2

     
  • Please set the Autometer -> Off

    12:54 am on July 4, 2012 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: GPS setup

    Q: I see the MetaGPS blue LED flashing and the camera GPS icon flashing, but do not get a location fix after x minutes, what should I do?
    A: Please refer to the camera user manual in the GPS set up section. Please set the menu->setup->GPS->autometer->off. (default is on).
    From cold start, the satellites locking time is significantly shorter when stationary rather than moving.

     
  • Runyon Canyon Hike, Los Angeles, California, United States, Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2

    11:07 pm on April 14, 2012 | 0 Permalink | Reply

    Went there with a Nikon D90 and MetaGPS M2 and a iPhone 4. Recored and uploaded the GPS track with everytrail software on iPhone 4. Took the pictures and uploaded to flicker.com and then imported to everytrail.

    Check out other hiking tripes at:
    http://www.everytrail.com/profile.php?user_id=265894

     
  • We changed the cable to L-shaped connector

    1:26 am on September 7, 2011 | 1 Permalink | Reply

    Based on the feedbacks from customers, we changed our cable connector to Lshaped design.
    Because Nikon DSLR has three connector types, we offer:
    Nikon D2x, D2Hs, D2Xs, D3, D3x, D3s, D200, 300, D300s, D700, and Fujifilm S5 Pro (via accessory cable C10) (round 10 pin connector),
    Nikon D90 (via accessory cable C90) (Lshaped connector),
    and Nikon D3100, D5000, D5100, D7000 (via accessory cable C50) (Lshaped connector).

    Here are the pictures of a Lshaped C90 cable at work with a Nikon D90 camera.

    MetaGPS L5 S We changed the cable to L shaped connector

     
    • Douglas W. Reynolds, Jr. 9:46 am on June 17, 2012 Permalink

      Dear Mark,
      This I think was the best design improvement for what I have found to be an excellent and reliable product. I can’t really express how satisfied I am with the product; by now I calculate it has saved me hundreds of hours in determining locations. This plug keeps the cable quite close to the body of the camera, so that the cable never interferes with anything and never gets caught on anything; in fact, I am able to keep the entire camera-GPS assembly connected even when stored in my camera bag, which is an enormous convenience to me. The only time it is necessary to disconnect the cable from the camera is when I am uploading my pictures to the computer–and that is certainly not your fault!

      Incidentally I had occasion this morning to do a Heading Reset: I set the camera on my tripod (which has a number of leveling devices), and then followed all your instructions to Bob very carefully. I, too, found that the heading corrected on the very first try. Thank you for giving Bob such meticulous instructions!

      Best wishes!

      Douglas W. Reynolds, Jr.

  • MetaGPS M2 demo video

    12:07 am on April 18, 2011 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: demo, , , video

    A video showing how to use MetaGPS unit M2 on a Nikon D9 camera with reference to an iPhone 4

     
  • Mt. Kinabalu Hiking Trip Photo and Track

    6:55 am on February 27, 2011 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Hiking, , , Mt. Kinabalu, ,

    I just came back from a trip to east Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu. The main purpose of this trip is to hike the Mt. Kinabalu. At 4,095 meter above sea level, Mt. Kinabalu is the highest mountain in South East Asia.

    I took a MetaGPS M2 and a Nikon D90 with me for the trip. I also took a Nokia E71 with a GPS logging software called: gpsed (www.gpsed.com).

    The hike started at Timpohom gate at 1,860 meter above sea level. I spend 5 hours to reach Laban Rata Guest house at 3,400 meter above sea level. I spent the night there. I had three meals (a dinner, a super at 1:30am the second day and a breakfast, at 9:00am after summit). After a light rest, I started the summit push at 2:30am the second day and reached the summit Low’s Peak at 6:30am.

    Here is the picture at the Low’s Peak of Mt. Kinabalu.

    Lows Peak of Mt. Kinabalu, 4,095 meter above sea level

    Low's Peak of Mt. Kinabalu, 4,095 meter above sea level

    These is the GPS information recorded by MetaGPS M2 and embedded in the picture EXIF file:
    GPS Latitude 6 deg 4′ 30.22″ N
    GPS Longitude 116 deg 33′ 31.25″ E
    GPS Altitude Ref Above Sea Level
    GPS Altitude 4102 m
    GPS Time Stamp 23:02:50
    GPS Satellites 10
    GPS Img Direction Ref Magnetic North
    GPS Img Direction 179
    GPS Date Stamp 2011:02:14

    For more pictures of this trip, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drnantu/sets/72157626109115254/

    Here is the hiking track and photo (geotagged by MetaGPS M2 with Nikon D90)

     
  • MetaGPS M2 and the camera hot shoe

    11:44 pm on January 3, 2011 | 2 Permalink | Reply

    MetaGPS unit does not need to be mounted to the camera hot shoe. In fact, we include a free strap adapter so that it can be attached to the camera strap and free the camera hot shoe for dedicated flash.

    Since the MetaGPS M2 provides heading capability and can only have the correct heading reading when it is pointed to the came direction as the camera, this little device is a perfect solution for those to want the heading reading from M2 and a clean hot shoe.

    hotshoe attachment 300x281 MetaGPS M2 and the camera hot shoe

     
    • Douglas W. Reynolds, Jr. 6:41 am on March 11, 2011 Permalink

      So, is “this little device” available for purchase? And what might its little price be?

    • Mark Guest 9:44 pm on September 12, 2011 Permalink

      Search for “C shaped camera flash bracket” on a popular auction website – that’s where I found mine. I have also found a cable remote controller for the M2 as well.

  • Review of MetaGPS units by customers

    9:59 pm on December 12, 2010 | 1 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: customers, review

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LD0GEI

    P. WILLIAMS (UK) – This review is from: MetaGPS M1 C90 Compact Geotagging Unit for Select Nikon DSLR Cameras

    I originally purchased the MetaGPS unit at the end of last year (2009) for my Nikon D90. Having done my homework on the Nikon GPS-1 unit and this alternative, I chose the MetaGPS unit because it was significantly cheaper and seemed to offer pretty much what the Nikon version did at a fraction of the cost. I made an offer on Ebay and the distribution company accepted. The unit arrived promptly and appeared very well manufactured and packaged, with instructions and the relevant lead for my D90.

    I used it for a month long trip to Western BC, Canada and the USA as my family are Canadaina, and we visited some pretty remote towns and locations in the Rockies, with the MetaGPS unit recording the dat perfectly every time. On my return to the UK, I uploaded my files and went into Google Earth where my exact location with coordinates was stored, perfect as I need the data for my photographic blog at[…] I’ve self published two books this year on Blurb and the data from this gizmo has been so helpful in exact locations and exif data for reference.

    I was so pleased with the unit, that when I sold my D90 and moved up to a professional full frame Nikon D700, I contacted the company and requested a new lead (10 pin fitting) for that camera which was duly despatched for £20 including postage. The unit works just as well on the D700 and I could not be without it.

    DOWNERS: Well, it can be as annoying at times as the Nikon GPS-1 unit in locating a good signal from cold and the start up time is way too optimistic, with anything up to three or four minutes on occasions. Once locked on, the warm start is a matter of a few seconds, but occasionally it just won’t lock on (cloudy skies, built up area). The same criticism is levelled at the Nikon unit, so I guess they are similar in that respect. I also have to set my meters to stay on for a minute on camera to allow the unit to connect rather than keep on pressing the shutter button. I always shoot with two batteries, so battery drain has never been an issue for me, and I always fully charge the unit prior to the shoot.

    Overall, I’m very happy with this little GPS unit and it cost me less than half that of the Nikon version, so value for money is a no-brainer. Support and service from the manufacturers has been first class. I never leave home without it.

     
    • Bob 3:57 am on October 30, 2013 Permalink

      Do you have a cable to use with the Nikon D800E?

  • The track of speed boat from Shenzhen Shekou to Hongkong International Airport

    3:01 am on October 17, 2010 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Hongkong, Shenzhen,

    The fastest way to get from Shenzhen to Hongkong international airport is by speed boat. 30 minutes ride from Shekou. Here is the GPS track.


    Click to view detail

     
  • Tibet and Nepal Trip Pictures Slideshow

    2:37 am on October 17, 2010 | 0 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Pictures, Slideshow, Tibet

    A friend took her Nikon D90 with a MetaGPS M2 for a 30 days trip (hike) to the Himalayas region. Here are some of the amazing pictures.

    Potala Palace at Night

    Potala Palace at Night


    The GPS coordinates are embedded in the picture EXIF file.
    GPSVersion ID 2.2.0.0
    GPS Latitude 29 deg 39′ 13.58″ N
    GPS Longitude 91 deg 7′ 5.14″ E
    GPSAltitude Ref Above Sea Level
    GPSAltitude 3647 m
    GPSTime Stamp 13:44:11
    GPSSatellites 07
    GPSImg Direction Ref Magnetic North
    GPSImg Direction 324
    GPSDate Stamp 2010:08:30

     
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