USB GPS and Nikon D200

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Cynicor, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Cynicor

    Cynicor Guest

    Has anyone connected a USB GPS unit to a Nikon D200 (or D2x, etc.)? If
    so, where did you get the USB-DB9 F-F part you need to make the
    connection? The USB-DB9 adapters I see are all M-M, and I don't want to
    make a Frankencord.
     
    Cynicor, Jul 9, 2006
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  2. Cynicor

    Don Wiss Guest

    No. But I bought a garmin Gecko 301, and when I take a picture on my
    travels I push a button to set a waypoint.
    I thought this was what one is supposed to use to connect a GPS to the
    D200: http://nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=258&productNr=25314
    But it is not listed under the D200 accessories at the Nikon site.

    The ultimate solution, both technically and pricewise, is this:
    http://redhensystems.com/products/video_collection_hardware/d2x-gps.asp?sm=1

    Problem is they want $395. This includes software that you don't need. If
    you look closely you will see a lump on the wire. This is where they mate
    the Nikon cable above with the Gecko serial cable.

    Don <www.donwiss.com/pictures/> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
     
    Don Wiss, Jul 9, 2006
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  3. Cynicor

    Cynicor Guest

    Sorry; I should have explained better.

    I have a USB GPS device. I also have the Nikon MC-35 cord, which
    terminates with a DB9 male connector.

    What I need is a female USB A to female DB9 cable. However, most
    applications of USB-to-DB9 are for plugging a serial port device into a
    USB port, so they are male DB9 to male USB A. I need the opposite of
    what's available anywhere.

    I'm working on the problem - I am hoping it can be solved with a $7 F-F
    DB9 adapter
    (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0202148)
    , a $4 F-F USB adapter
    (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0202862),
    plus the standard USB-DB9 connector
    (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0203007).

    If I knew jack-all about electronics, I would actually try to make my
    own USB-Nikon 10 pin cord. But I'm so very scared....
     
    Cynicor, Jul 9, 2006
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