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Hi Everyone,

Just picked up my first FujiFilm camera - X-T5.   Loving it so far but can't for the life of me get Geotagging to work!   What adds to my confusion is most web pages and videos refer to menus that are slightly different both on the phone and with the app.

I have the "Cam Remote" app.  Created a X-T5 profile in there, connected it to my camera.  I see the Bluetooth symbol turn white when I turn my phone on/off, it always comes back and makes a connection.  On the camera I see it's paired, Bluetooth On, Smartphone Location Sync is On also.  

I'm not sure what else to configure based on the many pages and videos I've watched - does anyone know what I am missing?  

Oh, I also changed the app on the iPhone to allow location services Anytime vs. Only When Using App.


Thanks

John

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Also I keep seeing reference to this in the app.  I don't see this in my app at all.

 

 

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Ah, it seems to be working suddenly now.  I'm not sure why because I didn't change anything.

I now see a little globe icon with a dart on it in my viewfinder.  No blog post or video mentioned this but I think that means that the current Geo location has been obtained.  I verified I did get a location in the EXIF data now on the last few photos.

Why it wasn't working before is a bit of a mystery; I did delete everything (including the app) before once and re-set up two or three times.   I started working after I went into that menu you mentioned Greybeard - but the setting was already on.  I selected On anyway, so maybe that just woke it up somehow.

Thanks for all the suggestions!   I'm glad to see this working now.

I still don't see the Geotagging option in the app like I posted above, but maybe that's just not a thing anymore, or with this app and the X-T5?   As long as it works I'm good.


Thank you!

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I am glad to hear it is working. Fujifilm made a change as far as listing the geotagging option separately somewhere around the time they introduced the X-T3 body. If you look closely:

https://app.fujifilm-dsc.com/en/manual/camera_remote/usage/single_image/index.html

you can see the differing versions. Perhaps it was thought that if you went to all of the trouble to turn it on, you want to keep using it since it is easy enough to turn off.

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Yes that looks more what I see in the app.

I took the camera out today and took several photos along a road, where we drove a bit, stopped, drove a bit more, stopped again etc..  I'm wondering how often the geo-tagging location updates because they all said the same GPS location even after I drove several miles up the road.  Hmm, one more wrinkle to iron out...

Thanks for all the feedback and help!

 

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13 hours ago, jerryy said:

I have read in places that once a location is downloaded to the camera, that data is used for two to three hours before it is updated again.

Hmm, I wonder if that can be set.  I often roam the landscape on a motorcycle or car and need that to be more accurate.  That could be the difference between a hundred miles or more.  Even by foot hiking that would make things pretty inaccurate.  I wonder if there's a button to force a sync?

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Until a definitive answer shows up, since you are carrying a smartphone with you, when you make a major location change, take a quick photo using it. Unless you have the phone’s location info turned off, the phone embeds gps information in the photos it takes, Later,  you can use an EXIF editor to copy the coordinates into your other photos, if you need to. This is just a backup, not a replacement. Hopefully a better answer shows up soon.

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