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Unleashed Dx000 and D90 unleashed

Our Bluetooth geotagging solution for Nikon’s D3100, D5000, D7000 and D90, was finally launched at photokina2010, everything worked out just in time, and the reception at photokina was great!

With these two new versions and of course our original Unleashed (D200+), we now support the entire current Nikon DSLR lineup, from the entry-level D3100, all the way up to the professional D3X.

The new Unleasheds are unbelievably thin, and fit very nicely on the side of the cameras, but have a look yourself:

Unleashed Dx000

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Unleashed D90

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D3100 and D7000 – with GPS ports

Finally the entire current Nikon DSLR Lineup is equipped with GPS capabilities!

The newly announced D7000 (it is still unclear where in Nikons lineup it belongs) and even the entry-level D3100 announced just a few weeks ago, both have a GPS port, for directly connecting a GPS to it for geotagging your images. Along with the D5000 and the D90, which already had such a port, and of course all of Nikons professional cameras, which have had one for several years. This means that all of Nikons current DSLRs are capable of direct geotagging!

Of course, you’re wondering when our Unleashed will fit these new cameras… but you might just have to wait a few more days to get that answer ;-)

D7000 GPS Port D3100 GPS port
D7000 GPS port (dpreview.com)D3100 GPS port (engadget.com)
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photokina 2010 – here we come

foolography at photokina 2010

Starting date of this year’s photokina is coming up fast, and we’re extremely busy with preparations. We will finally launch a new product you have all been waiting for ;-)

If you want to be one of the first to see it live and in action, you’re very welcome to visit our booth in Hall 5.1 Stand F014. We’re looking forward to the show and hope to see you there!

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DIMA 2010 Innovative Digital Product Award for foolography

DIMA 2010 Innovative Digital Product Award

That’s right, we did it again. Our new, wireless direct barcode scanning solution for Nikon DSLRs, the Unleashed – Barcode Edition, won the DIMA 2010 Innovative Digital Product award, which was presented to us at the Sneak Peek Press event of PMA2010.

The Unleashed – Barcode Edition is a by-product of our main product – the Unleashed. However, instead of connecting to a Bluetooth GPS, it connects to a Bluetooth barcode scanner. The photographer scans in a barcode, which is embedded in the EXIF data of all of the following photos, until the next barcode is scanned.

Until now, Direct barcode scanning was only possible with the Fuji S5, which has been discontinued, and no successor was announced. The Unleashed – Barcode Edition enables direct barcode scanning with all high-end Nikon DSLRs – from the D200 and up. On top of that, the setup is entirely wireless.

Unleashed - Barcode Edition

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foolography at PMA 2010

We will be exhibiting at PMA 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California from February 21st to 23rd, and just like last year we will be part of the German Pavilion.

If you would like to meet us or are interested in seeing our products, you’re very welcome to visit us at our booth #1909-6.

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We’re excited to announce our newest product at PMA 2010: the Unleashed – Barcode Edition. Detailed news about this device will be added to our website after the trade show. It will revolutionize the volume photography market – stay tuned!

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Apple releases Aperture 3 with geotagging – places

Finally, Apple has brought geotagging to Aperture. Along with over 200 other new features, “Places” is now part of Aperture 3. I haven’t tried it yet, but it sure looks worth it! Read more on the apple website

Places in Aperture 3
Image by Apple

If you want the exact details, check out this page and this page

If you prefer watching a video, Apple provides that too.

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Case-study by students from Mainz

We would like call your attention to a project that we are currently supporting. We are working together with a group of students from the Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz who are currently doing a case-study on geotagging and the foolography GmbH. It’s not too long ago that we ourselves were students at University, so we would like to encourage you to support them by taking a few minutes to complete a short, anonymous survey about photography and geotagging they have set up online.

English version: http://www.unipark.de/uc/D_Hofmann/8601/
German version: http://www.unipark.de/uc/D_Hofmann/a730/

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Lower Prices + Bundles now available

For the new year, we were able to work out new conditions and to lower our prices.

The next batch of Unleasheds has been produced, production costs have slightly decreased, and we were thus able to reduce the final price. At the same time, we decided to offer two great new Holux GPS receivers bundled with the Unleashed, pre-paired for your convenience.

These are the Holux M-1000C or the tiny M-1200E. They are both based on the MTK MT3329 low power consumption GPS chipset, meaning great reception quality and very long battery life. Also, both include logging features for documenting travelling routes, or even for indirectly geotagging photos taken with your backup camera, that might not have an Unleashed.

The new prices are:

Unleashed:
199.00 €
167.23 € excl. VAT

Unleashed+M-1000C or Unleashed+M-1200E:
199.00+70.00=269.00 €
167.23+58.82=226.05 € excl. VAT

If the price was holding you back and you have not done so already, go get one in our online-shop.

If you’d prefer to buy the Unleashed from your local dealer or favorite online-retailer, tell them to contact us – we have great conditions for retailers and distributors, and are just setting up our worldwide distribution network. They can become a part of it.

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Move to Wiesbaden complete

Some of you may have noticed – we have moved from Darmstadt to Wiesbaden, already back in November 2009, but now, finally all the paperwork confirming our move is through, and we can officially claim to have moved to Wiesbaden.

Our New Address is:

foolography GmbH
Hallgarter Str. 10
65197 Wiesbaden

tel. +49 611 1475655
fax. +49 611 1475643

The new registration details in Wiesbaden are:

HRB 24628, Amtsgericht Wiesbaden

Although the move was mainly for private reasons, it also means that we have larger premises for foolography GmbH, which were badly needed.

If you’re in the area, you are welcome to visit and meet us here in Wiesbaden

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D3/D700 Firmware update – set clock using GPS time!

Nikon just issued firmware updates for their D3 and D700 – these add a new cool GPS feature:

  • “Use GPS to set camera clock item has been added to the GPS item in the setup menu. When Yes is selected, date and time information acquired via connection to a GPS device is used to set the camera‚Äôs internal clock. After selecting Yes for the first time, turn the camera off and then on again to reacquire GPS data.”

Oddly, the updates for the D300s and D3X don’t include this new feature. – A quick check on the D300s showed that the feature was not already present, which was my first thought. The firmware update did not change anything either.

see all the details here or here.

I wonder if they thought of the 19 second offset between GPS Time and UTC? (read about it here)