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OldBloke

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GP-E1 GPS receiver
« on: May 26, 2013, 04:48:21 PM »
When using the GPS on the 1DX, I have found that, at seemingly random times, the position shown locks up & is appended to all subsequent photos until I reset it, even though I may have travelled several miles.
This is despite the fact that a constant <GPS> denoting signal acquired  is showing on the rear LCD panel and I have remained outside away from obvious interference. 
The camera is set to power off after 30 mins but this problem occurs after approx. 10-15 mins & the position update interval has been tried at various settings with no difference.
I wonder if anyone else has experience of this or can suggest what may be the problem - I'm not sure if it's a hardware, software or user fault at the moment.

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GP-E1 GPS receiver
« on: May 26, 2013, 04:48:21 PM »

stessel tank

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 07:27:14 PM »
Have been using GP-E1 since January this Year have not had any problems with it ,have just come back from  a holiday in Japan took over 8000 shots everything worked as it should  Have been able to track all my movements

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Ristobkk

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 08:07:17 PM »
I have used GP-E1 w 5D3 since last September without any problems. Signal is strong even many times in indoors, and battery life is great n im very happy with it.
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OldBloke

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 10:05:51 PM »
Thank you for your replies - it sounds as though I may have a defective module  :(

OldBloke

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 08:25:18 AM »
Firmware 1.2.4 seems to have fixed the problem - it now remembers my original settings after a power off

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 09:22:50 AM »
Firmware 1.2.4 seems to have fixed the problem - it now remembers my original settings after a power off

Good to hear. 

It's a very handy device - I wish Nikon would have copied this design; their GP-1 sucks.
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OldBloke

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 03:30:58 PM »
Oh dear! - spoke too soon - the original problem has occurred again - it locks up after 8 minutes. The difference the new firmware (1.2.4) makes is not
having to reapply my settings every time I reset the device. I've passed the problem to Canon Tech Support as I'm becoming more convinced it's
still a firmware glitch.

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 03:30:58 PM »

OldBloke

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 06:41:16 PM »
Just a quick update - it was a duff receiver & I got a replacement, which works perfectly, from my original vendor.  :D

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Re: GP-E1 GPS receiver
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 06:41:16 PM »