O-GPS1 and K3, features removed and added.

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O-GPS1 and K3, features removed and added.
5 months ago

The K-3 does not support the Pentax GPS' simple navigation that existed in the K-5 (stated in K-3 manual, destination manager option gone from menu).

Some K-5 users had complained that the LED on the GPS was too bright during astrophotography,  there is now a menu option to turn the LEDs off in astrotracer mode.

Turning on the compass is easier (press info button twice, to select what is displayed on rear LCD).

Flash while using the O-GPS1:  One disadvantage to using the hot shoe mounted GPS, is that it makes it harder to do fill flash outside.  Several web pages discuss how overcome this.

How to hook up cables to use GPS with External Flash

Discusion on connection external flash while using O-GPS1

With the K3  supporting manual power control of the popup flash, using fill flash is a bit easier (still using the Pentax hot shoe adapter "FG" with 5 pin cable and F adapter to GPS mounted on flash bracket).

Russ G.

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