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  1. Cool... with the D300 you can go a couple different directions. Initially, I bought a Nikon cable (it's an MC-35) that I could use to directly connect my Garmin to the D300. That worked very well, although I found the combination to be a bit bulky. It's ok, but there's a lot of cable and it's kinda awkward. A few months ago I found the "Macsense Geomet'r" receiver, which plugs directly into the D300, and can be mounted right onto the hotshoe. It connects through the 10-pin adapter (like the MC-35 cord does). I velcro my Geomet'r to the camera strap, and it's not cumbersome at all. I like this combination a lot, and use it for vacations, etc. As an example, I posted a bunch of our Christmas cruise photos on Picasa, which can automatically create maps based on the EXIF data: http://picasaweb.google.com/alansfreed/ChristmasCruise# I looked through your pictures and had to chuckle. I'm from Pittsburgh and am sailing on the Independence too. Was on Freedom a couple of years ago, but am still a fan of Serenade. The wife and kids like the mega ships better so all's good. I would really like to get the Macsense Geomet'r but will wait a few months before I try to sneak the buy past the wife. Did you have any problem with condensation forming on your lenses? I had a 20D that was very problematic in the Caribbean, condensation would form on the backside of the lens. I know the D300 is supposed to be weather sealed so I'm hoping internal condensation will be minimized. Also, what lenses do you use? I just dumped Canon and moved to Nikon so I'm rather new to the Nikon scene. Thanks for the information!
  2. I too have a D300. Are you saying you can connect the Garmin up to the camera or a different aftermarket one? I saw the aftermarket one that connects to the hot shoe, I don't think the wife will tolerate another GPS purchase just yet.
  3. You should see my "half" of the closet. Besides luggage allowances are now pretty pathetic so we only carrying essentials.
  4. Thanks for all of your help, I'm sooo looking forward to playing with this. Also, a big kudos to Amazon. I called them up and told them about the rebate and that I haven't even received the unit yet. They sent me a pre-paid shipping label and told me to return this unit and repurchase so I could get the rebate.
  5. Thanks for the answers. I assume the unit can be powered via the mini usb connection. Will it charge batteries through the mini USB connection as well? I do have a room with a porthole so I'll try to to get the unit close to it for reception. I forgot all about different time zones, thanks for reminding me. I do have the Caribbean Map from the link above I guess I need to wait till I get the Oregon in hand before I try figure out how to load custom maps onto it. I purchased the unit from Amazon 2 days ago and it's scheduled to be delivered today, now I have to decide whether or not it's worth it to return and repurchase it for the $50 rebate. I've never returned anything to Amazon so I need to figure out restocking information for an unopened package. Did you get a good track log from your cruise? I've been on a couple of cruises in the past and always wanted to get a track log for some reason.
  6. We're going on a cruise in a few weeks and I'm planning on ordering the Oregon 400t. There are a couple of things that I would really like to do and am wondering about the feasibility of doing them. 1) I would like to leave the unit run for the entire cruise and save the track log. 2) I would like to carry it with me to geotag photos. The Endura is a mighty fine looking unit and I'm having a hard time deciding between the Oregon and the potential of the Endura, however I would like to bring a unit along on the cruise. Also, I found Caribbean maps and need to figure out how to get them onto a MicroSD, does anyone have any pointers on how to install third party maps onto the MicroSD? Thanks
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