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Customer Reviews for Nikon Inc. GP1-CA10 10-pin cable for GP-1

Nikon Inc. GP1-CA10 10-pin cable for GP-1

GP1-CA10 cable for connecting the GP-1 to a D3X, D3S, D3, D700, D300S, D300, D2X, D2XS, D2Hs or D200. Comes supplied with the GP-1.
Average Customer Rating:
1.8 out of 5
1.8
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2 out of 5(40%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for GP1-CA10 10-pin cable for GP-1
Review 1 for GP1-CA10 10-pin cable for GP-1
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Easily damaged

PostedJuly 14, 2010
Gerry
Location Edmtonton, Canada
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Semi-professional photographer
The GP-1 will continue to work with frayed copper wires exposed. The cable will sustain damage from leaving the GP-1 on the hotshoe and continuously putting the camera in a camera bag and taking it out.
The cable makes a large loop from the D700 to the GP-1 which will bend while stored in the bag. A shorter cable, wrapped in mesh would last much longer.
+10points
Review 2 for GP1-CA10 10-pin cable for GP-1
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

bad cable design

PostedOctober 2, 2011
pcjr
Location California
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Sports
Nikon Family 6-10 years
Experience More than a year
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
My cable lasted 2 years before it broke. There are two flaws, the elimination of either would probably have saved the cable. First, it sticks out to the side. Putting it into a bag stresses the reinforced portion of the cable. Do this enough times and it will break leaving wires exposed. Second, my fingers have trouble screwing and unscrewing the connection. If it were easier to attach and remove, I would do so.
+3points
Review 3 for GP1-CA10 10-pin cable for GP-1
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

a necessary evil

PostedJune 21, 2011
jase
Age 35-44
Favorite Subject Sports
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience More than a year
Role Semi-professional photographer
Location, location, location! Lost, lost, lost! I love the GP-1 and having the GPS information. However, this cord is the bane of the GP-1's existence. To build such rock hard, quality cameras and produce subpar accessories makes no sense. The issue of the protrusion of the 10-pin connection is real. There needs to be a revised cable that exits up and not out and overhanging the side of the camera. Also, the cost of the replacement cord, that is going to suffer the same fate is too high.
+4points
Review 4 for GP1-CA10 10-pin cable for GP-1
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Worst cable you can buy

PostedNovember 3, 2012
JV
Location Miami, FL, USA
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience More than a year
Role Semi-professional photographer
I've gone though 3 of these cables already. The cable needs better stress relief on either connector. Nikon does not acknowledge the problem by just ignoring requests for a replacement. This is the worst cable ever. Just try buying a cheap third party alternative. It will probably be better (and cheaper) that this cable.
+1point
Review 5 for GP1-CA10 10-pin cable for GP-1
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

great function, flawed design

PostedAugust 9, 2010
vdrummer
Location San Francisco, CA
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience More than a year
I purchased a GP-1 Jan 2009, and by October the CA-10 cord was frayed and GP-1 was unusable. CA-10 was replaced under warranty, and as of July 2010, just like the first one, the replacement CA-10 cord is frayed, but this time it's still making a connection and GP-1 is working.
Very disappointed that the Nikon won't send another replacement cord, and I have to buy a new CA-10 for $45. I had carefully taped both CA-10 cords with electrical tape for reinforcement, too!
And FYI the GP-1 can take 2-5 minutes to acquire a signal sometimes, even outside with clear view of sky. Re-acquisition from powering up is faster once initial acquisition is made.
+6points