Chris J Newman

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Jun 5, 2007

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  • Thanks, but the Solmeta GMAX is a newer model that has replaced my Pro2, so I think trying to install its firmware onto mine could cause serious problems. (The GMAX uses both GPS and the Chinese ...
  • Thanks Michael, but I mentioned in my initial post that I emailed Solmeta asking if they have an explanation or solution, but got no reply. The problem isn’t Y2K. Your experience of a problem on or ...
  • Can you suggest where I might get a copy of the firmware for my Nikon version Solmeta Geotagger Pro2? The only Geotagger Pro2 firmware offered on the Solmeta website is the update for the EOS ...
  • Thanks for that, it’s very comforting to hear that someone else has experienced similar problems with their GPS (but no consolation for you, also receiving false dates). There are three Nikon DSLR ...
  • Having reported the date correctly up to 29 July, my Solmeta Geotagger Pro2 showed the next day as 14-Dec-99. robert1955 brilliantly spotted that 14 December 1999 was 1024 weeks before 30 July ...
  • I think I’ll leave it a bit longer to see if anything comes up on this forum; the GPS unit is an accessory, and they were supplied with a choice of cables for DX, Pro DX and FX bodies. I searched ...
  • Thanks for your continuing efforts, but the only firmware update offered for a Geotagger Pro2 is for the EOS (Canon) version. I have the original (Nikon) version. Chris
  • Thanks very much to both of you. Ah! I usually use it to log where I go on organized walks, even if I don’t take any photos, and consider that having the location of photos is almost always ...
  • Thanks, but can the rollover explain why my GPS only gave the wrong date from 30 July? My son initially suggested the rollover might have been the cause, but then remembered it was back in April. ...
  • Created discussion thread Wrong date from Solmeta Geotagger Pro 2
    Hi, I have a Solmeta Geotagger Pro 2 I use on my Nikon D800. I’ve been delighted with it for over 5 years, but on 30 July this year it reported the date as 14 December 2099 (141299), and ...
  • That’s fine. I’m very keen on trying to keep the front element of my lens pristine, hence my choice not to remove the protective filter when adding my polarizer, as I don’t find this causes ...
  • I can choose whether I stack filters, and if I found it was causing problems I wouldn’t do it. But if I buy a filter that’s designed in a way that makes it unnecessarily prone to vignetting, I can ...
  • I don’t even try to screw my polarizer right home. But I leave it on for many shots, I check its adjustment before most of those shots, and for major adjustments I make sure I turn the polarizing ...
  • Thanks for the suggestion, but I don’t think that would help me remove my polarizer, with a rotating front element, from my protective filter, without removing the protective filter from the lens. ...
  • Both filters are Hoya, and I’m pretty sure they are both aluminium (I suspect the front elements of my AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC which I had before, ...
  • That’s a matter of opinion. My view is that whenever I try to clean a lens or filter, I can still see some smearing if I hold it at the correct angle. Also I worry about inadvertently causing a ...
  • Thanks for that, it’s the most plausible suggestion for the purpose of those bands that I’ve seen. However, I think a couple of rubber caps, similarly shaped to thimbles, would be easier to use ...
  • As I mentioned earlier, the rubber bands are only about 22 mm diameter, so far too small to use on a lens or filter, particularly the bands provided with the 77-82mm wrenches. They are also too ...
  • The bands packed with the 77-82mm wrench set (the key one for me) are about 22 mm in diameter (as are those with the smaller wrench set). Who uses filters that small, particularly if buying ...
  • I don’t think so. The wrenches weren’t dispatched with the bands in place. The wrenches are rubber-coated steel (I previously had a pair of plastic wrenches, found they were inadequate when the ...
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