Aokatec GPS Receiver AK-G1 on D800

Started Oct 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
Maethros Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: Aokatec GPS Receiver AK-G1/G2 on D800/D600

cctx wrote:

Gary Ratay wrote:

Ordered Aokatec GPS Receiver for D800 on the 14th,  received it today. Very Nice! Fits on the camera very well, snug almost to the point of hard to get off(a good thing). The whole unit is only slightly larger than their bluetooth module.  Really puts Nikon's solution to shame. The unit provides heading and since it is mounted on the camera the heading is the direction the lens was pointed.

Have not had time to evaluate battery drain.

This unit really deserves a full review.

The only Cons I've come across so far are:

The brightness of the acquisition LED (RED Flashing) and the green acquired LED.

Monopolizes the 10 pin connector. (It does provide a connector for a remote)

No manual.

Very satisfied.


Does it have a connector for the D600?

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The AK-G2 has the connector that fits the D600.  I received mine today. Same deal on fit: it's very snug in the connector and this is a good thing. If the LED starts to bug me I'll just cover it with a piece of tape.

My only con is the gap between the body of the GPS receiver and the camera. Because the AK-G2 mounts to the side of the D600, it's more susceptible to impacts and the gap will put torque on the connector and eventually damage it. But this is not a show stopper as I'll just add a piece of closed cell foam between the GPS and camera body to prevent torquing on the connector.

Otherwise, I have no complaints about the unit.  It's nice and small, satellite lock on is quick and I love having heading information. Plus the price was nice.

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