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The Complete EasyTag Review

by G Servo on 08/27/2010

The EasyTag Review is at an end. Before shooting with EasyTag from EasyTagger Canada, I couldn’t totally remember where all of my shots exactly came from. When looking at my EasyTag Review Collection on Flickr, with the maps and images geotagged, knowing I had a respectable pictorial expedition, this geek is content.

Testing

On Day 1 I learned about the device

On Day 2 I took the Easy Tag too New York for a Photo Walk. I found out that the EasyTag has a slight issue around tall buildings.

EasyTag Signal Acquisition Reliability

The Easy tag takes a few minutes to obtain its signal from the orbiting satellites once turned on. Once the EasyTag acquires signal, no matter the speed of your movement, it’s on and it is consistent. You can be in a moving car, when you hit the shutter, the device gets the data.

Small Issues

The fact that the EasyTag only sits on the hot shoe is one issue. To have the ability to latch on to the camera strap somehow, so I can shoot with a flash on also, maybe a key ring would be great. Also, leaving the EasyTag switched on, while the camera is off, still drains the battery of the camera. I made this mistake. After about twenty four hours of not taking pictures , I pulled out my Nikon D90 and had one bar left. I was glad the extra battery was fully charged. When the EasyTag is drained, it will use the camera’s battery giving it extra range. The EasyTag, fully charged, on its own, will give ten hours of use.

When is it best used?

The EasyTag is best used in any sort of Travel Photography, taking images trying express the feeling of a time and place. Geotagging with the EasyTag gives others a chance to find  and experience the photogenic locations, you shot at, for themselves. Another fantastic use of the EasyTag is Photo Walking, shooting photos, and generally having fun with other photographers.

Who is this device best for? Why?

The EasyTag, though it can work with every camera, works best with Nikon DSLR’s. The EasyTag easily integrates with Nikon’s DSLR’s by way of a cable, efficiently adding the GPS coordinates to the metadata of the image. For photographers owning multiple cameras, the EasyTag can be shared amongst many of the current Nikon DSLR’s with just a change of the cable. The EasyTag is a great device, I am glad I had the opportunity to test it out.

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