As around 800 Unleashed’s have been shipped and another 200 been packed so far, we’re still packing and shipping the rest of 1st batch Unleasheds. So far, we’ve mainly shipped N1 and N2’s, but started with the Canon versions C1 and C2 this week, as well.
In general, we ship depending on the versions, shipping country and order date. As written in the last blog entry, we started with the N1, then N2, then C1 and C2. The distinction amongst shipping countries is necessary as the way of shipping might vary amongst countries and thus the packing/labeling process. So depending on the version you ordered your Unleashed might not have been shipped yet. – But will be soon!
Tracking will be available, but not for 100% of all shipments, and there’ll be varying types of tracking. Some will be available as a link to the customer with full details of every step, some will just be basic tracking, and yet others will use RFID tracking with only a delivery confirmation for us (ie no info for the recipient). What kind of tracking you get depends on destination country and shipping batch. Where available, you’ll get the tracking link in an email once we ship your Unleashed. In any case, you’ll get an email when we ship your device. We can’t give you more details than that before we actually get to shipping your package.
Check out the VIDEO of us bringing the first Unleasheds to the POST and DHL.
In case you already received your Unleashed, check out our TUTORIAL on how to plug it in. More tutorials are in the making and will follow.
We’ve partnered with Bad Elf to bring you a GPS thats worthy of pairing with our Unleashed!
The GPS Pro and the brand new GPS Pro+ were already great before we got in contact with Bad Elf – they’re MFI compatible, have a display for seeing all the details of your GPS status, they have excellent battery life, and up to 10Hz logging. The GPS Pro+ even supports Glonass as well as GPS, and tops it all off with a barometric altitude sensor. But the best is that we worked together with Bad Elf, to bring excellent new features to the GPS Pro/Pro+ when it’s paired with our Unleashed(s):
- You can use multiple Unleasheds with a single GPS Pro/Pro+ simultaneously, and/or iOS and Android devices too. up to 5 simultaneous connections are supported!
- When an Unleashed (or more) is connected, you can use the GPS Pro’s physical buttons to remotely trigger your camera(s) via Bluetooth! – So the GPS Pro is not only a great GPS source for the Unleashed, it’s also a Bluetooth remote!
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.
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 :-)
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:
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
So the rumours were mostly true. Nikon released the D4 today, and it meets all expectations. What an amazing camera!
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. Continue reading Nikon D4 released without built-in GPS
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.
Further information here.
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.
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.
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:
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!?