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Old Sep 26, 2008, 6:38 AM   #1
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Just looking at some photos from the Photokina Show and noticed this image of an E-510 equipped with, what looks like, a new flash:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/pho...w/DSC_1249.jpg


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Old Sep 26, 2008, 8:08 AM   #2
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Interesting, I like the small size. Is it from the Oly exhibit, or from a third party supplier? Its' size and shape remind me a little bit of the old Oly T-20 used on the OM-2.
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Old Sep 26, 2008, 8:12 AM   #3
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Not sure Steven. I just came upon it when looking thru the photo gallery and there it was. I've got to believe that it was taken at the Oly booth.


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Hi Zig

It doesn;t look like a flash but more like a flashio radio transmitter - aka pocket wizard, although I could well be wrong.

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That is a global positioning device. This image came into question the other day at DPReview and one of the guys at DPReview responded with the device and who makes it, but it's used to record theglobal coordinates of your images, which you then have to download and use that company's software to incorporate the datainto the EXIF data.
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HarjTT was the closest, but still wrong...it's a radio receiver, as in a GPS device.

It's the Jobo Photo GPS:
http://www.jobo.com/web/photoGPS.221.0.html

Unfortunately other than images I couldn't find information about it on the site.

One can only assume that it uses the hotshoe of the camera to trigger the GPS receiver to take a reading. Needless to say though, unless the camera is designed to receive the data from the GPS that the data from the GPS has to be manually matched and entered into the Exif information for each picture.

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I have to add though that it's a shame that Oly hasn't produced an IR transmitter for use with their wireless flashes to eliminate the ugly flashing produced by the internal flash.

On top of that, such a device would have given wireless flash capability to older Oly cameras.

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