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Nikon Df – add GPS with Unleashed Dx000

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Nikon launched yet another DSLR, just weeks after the D610 and the D5300. Catching up to the retro trend the Nikon Df (which stands for Digital fusion) looks similar to the classic FM/2 and the F3, but internally is on par with Nikons current flagship cameras. It contains the 16MP full-frame sensor and Expeed processors of the D4, and the AF system of the D610. Read more about the specs and features on nikon.com or dpreview.com.

Nikon Df in Silver

The Df does not have built-in GPS, but it is compatible with our Unleashed Dx000, which will sit nice and flat on the side of the Df, adding GPS capability to the Df, without adding bulk or cables, or getting in the way when you take photos, very much unlike the Nikon GP-1 :-)

Nikon Df with GP-1
The Nikon GP-1 on the Df – “less than ideal”

One more thing: there is no GPS icon on the top LCD, and the one on the info screen on the main LCD has changed to this: Df GPS icon

Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i announced – GPS support for GP-E2

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Canon today announced the EOS 650D/Rebel T4i. You can read about all the other great features in the usual spots, as usual, we’ll concentrate on the geotagging features.

Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i

Just like I thought It seems they’re sticking to the same GPS Support via the hot-shoe, which they introduced with the 5D Mark III. That’s great news for us, as it will greatly increase the chance for us to create an Unleashed for Canon.

Here’s the corresponding paragraph from their press release:

“The EOS Rebel T4i is also compatible with Canon’s previously introduced GP-E2 GPS Receiver that can be mounted to the camera’s accessory shoe. The GPS unit was created to serve outdoor photographers; it records shooting locations including latitude, longitude and altitude, as well as camera direction. A Logging function can tell how far a photographer has traveled as well.”

Nikon D3200 compatible with Unleashed Dx000

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Today Nikon announced the Nikon D3200. With its 24 Megapixel sensor and high resolution LCD, it’s really quite a step up from the entry-level D3100. That’s probably why Nikon is claiming that it’s not a replacement for the D3100, but rather an addition to the lineup.

Nikon D3200 with GPS port

From our point of view, the greatest news is that Nikon is sticking with the socket for GPS devices they introduced with the D90, which they’re now including in all their consumer DSLRs. We’re happy to be able to tell you that our Unleashed Dx000 will be compatible with the D3200!

Nikon D3200 ports with WU-1

Apart from this, I’m also looking forward to how well the WU-1 wifi-adapter will work – and how it will differ from the excellent wft-e5 for the D4. The latter works remarkably well, and allows camera control including liveview from any browser. I’m glad the WU-1 is so small – that way it won’t interfere with the Unleashed Dx000, and both can be used at the same time.

Nikon D4 released without built-in GPS

Friday, January 6th, 2012

So the rumours were mostly true. Nikon released the D4 today, and it meets all expectations. What an amazing camera!

Nikon D4

I won’t go over the spec’s again, you can read those on dpreview.com, engadget or any other gear-site. One thing you might not read much about on other sites, are its GPS capabilities:

The Nikon D4 does not have built-in GPS. This might be unbelievable to some people, but I completely understand Nikon’s decision. Yes, there are plenty of other cameras that have built-in GPS, and that cost a fraction of the D4. But before I’ll try to give you some pointers as to why Nikon might have decided against GPS functionality. But first, the good news:

Our Unleashed D200+ is compatible with the Nikon D4

That means that you’ll have the possibility of adding what some people call “the next best thing to built-in GPS”, but we consider it to be even better than built-in GPS: our tiny Bluetooth Module on the camera, connected wirelessly to an external GPS of your choice. You can choose the GPS you prefer, whether it’s the cheapest you can find, or a sub-meter Trimble or Leica GPS that may well be worth more that the camera itself. And the greatest advantage: you can easily upgrade that GPS without having to upgrade the whole system.

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Christmas Special 2011

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

It’s almost Christmas and foolography will be giving gifts again, though this time we’ll step up our game. For every Unleashed (D200+, D90 or Dx000) purchased through our online-shop in December 2011 and the first half of January 2012 we will give you:

One FREE GPS receiver by Visiontac!

Alternatively, if you do not want the free Visiontac VGPS-500 (e.g. you prefer to buy one of our Holux receivers or already own a compatible GPS receiver), we will donate 20€ of your purchase to the charitable NEHEMIA Foundation in Albania.

NEHEMIA Foundation

Further information here.

Barcode Edition Shop is online

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Unleashed D200+ Barcode Edition on D300

At PMA 2010 foolography presented its Unleashed Barcode Edition and won the DIMA 2010 Innovative Digital Product Award as well as the Pro Photographer Hot Pick and Retailer Hot Pick awards. The Unleashed Barcode Edition enables photographs to wirelessly connect a Barcodes scanner to the camera and save a numeric barcode directly to the EXIF data of your photos. This is a huge time-saver for volume photographers and is the most elegant solution out there, available for the entire current Nikon DSLR lineup! We finally started worldwide sales of the Unleashed Barcode Edition excluding USA and Canada (where we are still resolving a patent issue).

Find more info on the Unleashed Barcode Edition product page.

Purchase it directly in our Barcode Edition Shop.

You’re very welcome to contact us with further questions.

B&H now stocks foolography Unleashed

Friday, November 4th, 2011

B&H Logo

We are pleased to announce that B&H now carries our wireless geotagging products, and currently has all versions of our Unleashed stocked, as well as all available bundles with the Holux GPS receivers we also carry.

Buy foolography products at B&H.

While we still ship worldwide, and will still gladly take your orders in our online-shop, B&H will offer many more payment options, quicker shipping to US-Customers, and of course an unparalleled range of photography gear, so you can save shipping costs by purchasing everything there.

Canon announces GP-E1 with the EOS 1D X

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

So Canon has finally jumped on the bandwagon!

Canon has just announced their new flagship DSLR, the EOS 1D X And the big news is that they have finally decided to add two (or rather one and a half) GPS accessories to their product lineup along with it: the GP-E1 and the WFT-E6A:

GPS_GP_E1_2_300px Wireless_WFT_E6A_1_300px
Images via dpreview.com

The GP-E1 is a dedicated GPS Unit, and the WFT-E6 is a wireless file transmitter. However, it seems Canon liked our Idea with the Bluetooth GPS connectivity, and so decided to add that functionality into the WFT-E6. Unfortunately, both devices are compatible only with the new EOS 1D X, and won’t work with previous generation cameras. Although much smaller than the WFT-E2, both these add-ons are still much bigger than our Unleashed. Oh, and the pricing is supposed to be $300 and $600 respectively, plus the $6800 for the camera you’ll need to be able to use those accessories ;-)

Who knows what we’ll be able to come up with!?

Nikon releases D5100…

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

…and our Unleashed Dx000 is compatible!

So, as rumored, Nikon released the D5100 today – the successor to their D5000, the mid-level consumer DSLR, positioned between the D3100 and the D7000.

I won’t tell you about the details or technical specifications, you can read about those elsewhere, such as on dpreview.com. But here’s what will interest our readers:

Our Unleashed Dx000 will fit on the Nikon D5100!!

D5100 GPS Port
D5100 GPS port (dpreview.com)

It will even fit in such a way, that it will hardly get in your way when you tilt and swivel the display through typically used orientations.

foolography on dpreview, engadget, etc

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Wow!

stats-peaks-dpreview-engadget

So that’s what happens when your products are written about in the news section of dpreview.com (first peak) and on engadget.com, nikonrumors.com, etc (second peak).

We sure enjoyed our 15 minutes of fame :-)

We’ve started a page of previous mentions in the press, which we will update with more and more links to articles and reviews that were written about foolography.