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Re: GPS Time differing among cameras

That was it.  One of them had the sunshine and one of them said off.  Thank you! 

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Re: GPS Time differing among cameras


@Waddizzle wrote:

@jrhoffman75 wrote:

An hour apart almost seems like an issue with daylight savings time setting.


It is.  My cameras do not automatically switch to and from daylight savings time.  I have to go in and check/uncheck the box.


It is, of course, unreasonable to expect Canon to issue a firmware update every time the Government decides to change the DST date, What does work, though, is to do all your time setting via EOS utility, because your (Internet connected) computer does know what time it is.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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@JerseyPix wrote:

THis is driving me nuts. I have a 1DXII and 5D4 both using GPS to set the time. Its vital that I have both cameras synched as I use both to shot events, often going from one to the other and back very quickly. 

 

I have my time set via the GPS in both (set to "auto update"). Here's the kicker - the time is off by about 40 seconds between the two bodies. Any suggestions?


Sure, just don't use GPS. (It's pretty much superfluous for event photography anyway.) Synchronize your cameras via EOS Utility before going into the event. I always used two cameras when I was doing event photography, and that worked fine for me.

 

EDIT: How did I end up replying to a post that's so far back in the thread (and to which I had already replied!)? Maybe I'm not as awake as I thought I was. Actually, though, my latest reply is still almost relevant. Oh, well ...

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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