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Has anyone else had any problems connecting the GPS to the M10 Monochrom?  Most of the time, I see in the rear screen that the GPS icon has an "x" through it...obviously not connected.
I have the Visoflex connected to the camera and the GPS turned on in the menu. 
I realize there are areas that pose a problem for GPS connections, but I have tried various types of environments.
Am I missing something?  I've only had it connect sporadically over the past few weeks. 
Thanks.

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31 minutes ago, sml_photo said:

Has anyone else had any problems connecting the GPS to the M10 Monochrom?  Most of the time, I see in the rear screen that the GPS icon has an "x" through it...obviously not connected.
I have the Visoflex connected to the camera and the GPS turned on in the menu. 
I realize there are areas that pose a problem for GPS connections, but I have tried various types of environments.
Am I missing something?  I've only had it connect sporadically over the past few weeks. 
Thanks.

I have the VisoFlex on a Leica M10-R and the GPS has problems locking on to the GPS satellites. Because the Visoflex itself is so small, the GPS antenna needs to be small. It doesn’t work at all inside buildings and has trouble in the woods and cities with tall buildings. When it doesn’t have enough satellites to calculate a location, it will show an exclamation mark, “!”. It also takes its time calculating your location, so if location is important to you, you need to leave the camera switched on (with the attendant battery drain — i take 2 or 3 extra batteries with me when I go for a hike in the woods. It still weighs less than my Nikon D5, which can take a thousand shots and last several days on one charge) and watch for the little wave lines underneath the GPS icon before taking your photograph. Ones body also seems to interfere with receiving the signal. So it may take a bit for it to calculate your location after you bring the camera to your eye. 
 

Some cameras will let you get GPS coordinates from your mobile phone GPS, which in the iPhone at least is much more sensitive in my experience.

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