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donsullivan

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 05:05:07 PM »
I finally found one on Amazon today and just got the shipment notice a few minutes ago so I'll have it in time for my upcoming trip over Memorial Day weekend. I cancelled my pre-order from B&H that was placed on 3/18.

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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 05:05:07 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2012, 09:42:04 AM »
I finally found one on Amazon today and just got the shipment notice a few minutes ago so I'll have it in time for my upcoming trip over Memorial Day weekend. I cancelled my pre-order from B&H that was placed on 3/18.

Seriously?  I've had a pre-order in on Amazon since they day they allowed it on the GP-E2...how'd you just find one?  Still listed as a pre-order as far as I can see...

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2012, 03:58:16 PM »
Amazon.com (US) are currently showing 4 in stock (sold by Norman Camera & Video) as of 9pm UK time.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007FH1KAU/ref=s9_simh_gw_p421_d0_g421_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1VWZZRZJB8XR6W634NDH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

Price with shipping to UK is a little high and risk of getting clobbered by customs for import means I'm going to wait it out for a while longer.

donsullivan

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2012, 02:41:49 PM »
Mine arrived this afternoon so I've only had a few minutes to play with it but a couple of impressions so far:

- There are a lot of parts to keep track of (cables, pouches, bags, etc..) but at least it comes with the USB cable to connect to the 7D (when that firmware is released) as well as the USB cable you will need to connect it to your computer for the Logging software or if you use it as a data logger.
- I'm an Aperture user and confirmed that all of the GPS data including direction properly encoded in the images and is loaded into Aperture, but Aperture doesn't seem to know what to do with the compass data right now. As long as the data is there (which it is) maybe a future version will support that feature.
- Does not include the single AA battery you need to use it.
- Initial satellite synch took about 90-120 seconds when I first went outside and turned it on.
- I have not and likely will not install the software that came with it now that I've confirmed that Aperture will do what I want it to for location data; I'll just use that.

I've got a lot of shooting planned for this weekend where I'll be moving in and out of buildings and since I know the location very well, I'll know exactly where every shot was taken. That should help to get a good sense of how it maintains the satellite lock and accuracy under realistic shooting conditions.
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monzak

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2012, 04:08:54 PM »
thank you for the information

where did you order it from?

donsullivan

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2012, 08:21:24 AM »
I ordered it from Amazon and it was actually delivered from Norman Camera
« Last Edit: May 18, 2012, 08:49:34 AM by donsullivan »

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2012, 12:52:34 PM »
I just talked to B&H Customer Service.  Apparently they got a small number in last week that were shipped to pre-orders.  They just got a larger shipment in and are fulfilling more pre-orders and they weren't sure if they'd have any others beyond what they're fulfilling there.  I was told that based on qty received, mine would most likely be shipping out Monday.

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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2012, 12:52:34 PM »

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2012, 04:31:04 PM »
Receiver is now here and there on e-bay starting ~$290.

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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2012, 03:53:57 PM »
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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2012, 05:34:31 PM »
Just got mine from digitalrev for £220 delivered to the UK from HK.

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2012, 09:17:59 AM »
I'm debating whether I should buy it or not.  Amazon apparently has them.  But I need a good reason why I would need it.  Help me out guys!  ;D

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2012, 12:27:22 AM »
I had my back order on B&H since April; today I canceled the order and picked it up on Amazon--should be here tomorrow.

Absolute must have--no; other ways to achieve--sure but I do enjoy having my photos tagged, imported into Aperture 3 and see where I have been on map.  This will make it easy to do.

jkingsle

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2012, 11:13:30 PM »
I got my GP-E2, but it doesn't look like they have updated the firmware for the 7D yet -- so it's really of no use to me yet.  Any ideas as to when they new Firmware will be out?

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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2012, 11:13:30 PM »

AllSeeingEye

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2012, 03:04:04 AM »
Finally got my GP-E2 today.

I got my GP-E2, but it doesn't look like they have updated the firmware for the 7D yet -- so it's really of no use to me yet.  Any ideas as to when they new Firmware will be out?


In August: http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/06/canon-eos-7d-firmware-v2-official/

donsullivan

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2012, 10:57:13 PM »
I've discovered an odd issue with my GP-E2 in the last week. As I was reviewing shots taken today I'm finding that it looses it's mind when I shoot indoor for any period of time. Today, the first group of shots I took showed the location based on when I entered the building but then at some point during the hour I was inside it started recording the location data for a location in China. External shots before going in and after coming out we're accurate.

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Re: Any news on GP-E2 availability?
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2012, 10:57:13 PM »