GPS on DCS 760?

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GPS on DCS 760?

Post by Anssi Krooks » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:17 pm

Hello everyone!

I'm using my DCS 760 for documentary photography and getting GPS-cordinates to EXIF-information would be very useful. I have a Garmin Etrex with serial cable so I'll need something between Kodaks 'test'-terminal and RS-232c. Does someone now if there is a commercial solution or do I have to solder one myself and has someone actually used DCS/Nikon D1-series GPS capability?

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Re: GPS on DCS 760?

Post by Webmaster » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:17 am

Hi Anssi and welcome!

I'm not sure if this is the best forum to ask this particular question (but I could be wrong).

Have you seen this info on Kodak's website? How to Connect a GPS Unit

'You can use a DCS Serial Connectivity Kit (Catalog No. 8328098). The Connectivity Kit contains serial cables and adapters. The kit is used with the Kodak Professional DCS 720x and DCS 760 Digital Camera series. Because the serial port size on the DCS 700 Digital Camera series is different than the serial port size on the DCS Pro 14n and DCS Pro SLR/n Digital Cameras, you must use an adapter. RadioShack Corporation offers an Audio Adapter (Part No. 274-397) which accepts a 3/32-inch (sub mini) stereo plug and fits a 1/8-inch stereo jack (mini). The Audio Adapter allows you to plug a serial cable into the camera.'

Unfortunately, according to the above article, the kit is no longer available from Kodak.

If you need any further assistance, I suggest that you contact Kodak professional support at kprodigital@kodak.com (these guys are usually very good) and/or post a similar question in the Kodak forum at www.robgalbraith.com

Hope this helps.

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Post by Anssi Krooks » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:06 pm

Thanks for links!

It works! I used serial cable from my old Canon Pro70 and drove to my local Biltema (for people living outside Scandinavia, a store that sells cheap stuff) and bought a DB9 gender changer (2.5 euros). I hooked all up and it just worked!

I went outside and took few pics. This is view of my neighbourhood.
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And EXIF-data:

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ImageDescription - (C) Anssi Krooks
Make - Kodak
Model - Kodak DCS760C
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 300.00
YResolution - 300.00
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Photo Desk 4.3.0.8 W
DateTime - 2005:08:25 19:42:25
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
Copyright - Anssi Krooks
ExifOffset - 308
ExposureTime - 1/40 seconds
FNumber - 4.50
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ExifVersion - 0221
DateTimeOriginal - 2005:08:25 19:42:25
DateTimeDigitized - 2005:08:25 19:42:25
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/40 seconds
ApertureValue - F 4.50
BrightnessValue - 4.66
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 3.36
MeteringMode - Multi-spot
LightSource - Auto
FocalLength - 18.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0101
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 3032
ExifImageHeight - 2008
InteroperabilityOffset - 626
FocalPlaneXResolution - 9
FocalPlaneYResolution - 9
FocalPlaneResolutionUnit - No unit
ExposureIndex - 100
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor

GPS information: - 
GPSVersionID - 1.0.0.0
GPSLatitudeRef - 
GPSLatitude - 60  10  15.96
GPSLongitudeRef - 
GPSLongitude - 24  43  45.30
GPSAltitudeRef - Sea level
GPSAltitude - 6.00 m
GPSTimeStamp - 16  44  8

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NO FILM CAMERA CAN DO THIS

Post by NIKON KIU » Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:27 am

HEY GUYS WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY!!!
No film camera can accomodate this request!!!
I love digital for what it can offer,Preview,GPS coorditdations,Deleted frames.....
But I can't Divorce film yet!!! tooo cheap......
Kiu

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Post by Anssi Krooks » Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:32 am

I found also a quite useful service that shows location where the photo is taken by using the GPS-information found from EXIF-data. For example you can see where I live by watching this link. There are also several similar services and programs available on the net.

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