Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

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Re: Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

#21 Post by Noah » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:37 pm

Called a couple of Nikon dealers in KL and no one has a fisheye lens for the Nikon P6000, ori or mashable. :(

For those wondering what I want to do, here it is:

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http://www.hoyttech.com/index.cfm/produ ... camera.cfm

Its a camera mount so I don't have to hold my camera while tracklogging. The fish-eye/wide angle is for capturing POIs on both sides of the road. I haven't decided whether to do a one second time lapse or simply take video (which the P6000 can do).

I also wonder whether mygis carries a ram mount for the P6000...
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Re: Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

#22 Post by GPSPowered » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:09 pm

This is indeed a nice toy to have. P6000 is a professional camera and you can also use i-TTL speedlight with. record picture in raw mode and makes wonder using Photo shop. So, when can we get to contribute junction views?

Cheers, Kelvin.

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Re: Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

#23 Post by SilverBeauty » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:19 pm

Noah wrote:Hi Silverbeauty, thanks for the link. How X is it? Checked eBay and its about RM250 for 0.25x.

BTW, whats the difference between the real fisheye lens and the adaptor one?
Noah, you are mixing up the lens and the adaptor.

The Nikon P6000 has a 43mm thread. To fit a lens, Nikon sells a 43mm tube extension that protrodues so as to allow the default lens to zoom in / out. 43mm accessories are not common and buying these sizes is expensive. 52mm sizes has much more variety due to its common size for SLR / DSLR cameras. Thus my recommendation to buy a 43mm to 52mm tube so you can use 52mm accessories.

What you are buying is a Wide-angle Converter WC-E76 as realistically you cannot change the lens on your P6000 camera. You are actually optically converting ( stretching ) the image of the built in 24mm by a factor of 0.76x.

Last I checked when I was benchmarking the Panasonic Lumix LX3 vs Nikon P6000 vs Canon G10, the price of the EC-E76 from Nikon was about Sin$200 and that was last year Dec 08. Prices should have drop since.

The link you looked at is from a third party manufacturer so I cannot comment much other than that their prices are much lower vs original Nikon lenses.

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#24 Post by Noah » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:22 pm

Ok, I understand now. Will go the route you suggested. Thanks.

Now to find a suction mount...
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Re: Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

#25 Post by mygis » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:02 pm

Hi Noah,

1. Could you please snap a picture of your car's dashboard? All the suction mounts, but I just want to propose the most appropriate arm.

2. Also, may i know if you own the folowings: BT GPS (any brand) . Nokia phone S60 OS or better.

Cheers.

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Re: Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

#26 Post by SilverBeauty » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:16 pm

Noah check this forum. Has pics of a Lumix DSLR camera mounted via modified suction cup mount on car windscreen plus link where to buy it.

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=179451

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Re: Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

#27 Post by mygis » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:27 pm

Silver,
Have you tested that mount?

Thanks.

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Re: Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

#28 Post by SilverBeauty » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:00 am

mygis wrote:Silver,
Have you tested that mount?

Thanks.

After I bought my Panasonic Lumix, I was considering some of these mounts, particularly the Filmtools Gripper 484 which looks pretty solid. However, other priorities took precedence and never acted to buy :(

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Re: Nikon P6000 - Camera with built in GPS

#29 Post by mygis » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:41 am

Just an advice ... don't go for a suction mount if you have tint ... if your hardware is heavy, it would spoil it. The glue would not stand it. I know a couple of guys who were using a suction mount for the Garmin 276 and they all had to re-do the tint after a few months. They use the GPS in very rough environment though so I am not sure if the result would be the same if they vibrations are not too high.

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