10-27-2016 11:57 AM
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  1. Ektalog's Avatar
    I've ordered a BNIB Camera Grip and a 72" tripod.
    Should be here by Friday. Still (impatiently) waiting for the 1020.
    Neat! In the meantime, I tested the wireless FTP transfers to a PC (went well) and ordered a couple of different Qi micro usb charging receivers to try. It seems like the latter will be longer than what Qtweeter found in the UK but I could not find anything as short. Since the lens assembly leaves less space to play with, I may have to tweak things a bit ... or go for a Plan B (adapting from Nokia grip). Then again, there's also Guytronic's comment that the Grip is rather compact, which is intriguing. I'll know by Friday also, since mine should be here by then.
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    10-25-2016 02:36 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    My Lumia 1020 should be here today when I get home from work.

    72" tripod arrives tomorrow (no more shooting from the odd perspective of 4' height).

    Camera Grip on Friday.

    I have some supplies to make quick detach wrist and neck straps so they will be easily interchangeable. One each for the 1020 and one each for the 1520. I plan to document the construction and results. I started this project with my 1520 retiring to camera duty, then decided to add a 1020. I may have to make a new meta-thread somewhere to put it all under one title.
    10-26-2016 08:26 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I may have to make a new meta-thread somewhere to put it all under one title.
    Done: http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...oh-1oh2oh.html

    Lumia 1020 and 1520 people dedicating their beasts to Camera only duty are very welcome to stop in and post their experiences, pictures, tips, tricks, etc...
    10-26-2016 08:40 AM
  4. RaRa85's Avatar
    IMO the 1020 isn't good on WM10.
    When I forced 10 onto my former 1020 it wasn't good.

    The 1020 is best left to what it was aimed at which was WP8 and up to 8.1.
    I absolutely hated WM10 on my 1020 because in essence it destroyed the camera.

    Leave it alone for a joyful experience.
    I'll take that advice as well.
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    10-26-2016 08:51 AM
  5. Ektalog's Avatar
    My Lumia 1020 should be here today when I get home from work. 72" tripod arrives tomorrow (no more shooting from the odd perspective of 4' height). Camera Grip on Friday.
    ...
    - RN, my grip arrived early...Wednesday. Tested it briefly. Works great for the most. I could even consider "permanent use" due to a nice "accident": a cheap canvas holster I ordered for temporary use is large enough for camera + grip. Bulky but not too much.
    - One "big" problem with using the grip on full-time: Darn phone thinks it is a charger...phone never turns off fully. There may be a solution for this out there. I have a distinct recollection of someone saying that some later Win 10 mobile versions already fixed the issue.
    - Also received today were a wireless charging base and two different receiving plates. One plate is going back to Amazon...heat almost fried a phone.
    - The other plate seems to work like charm along with the new base...will confirm and provide links in a few days.
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    10-27-2016 02:49 AM
  6. Qtweeder's Avatar
    re. the grip charging, just press the tiny little button next to the row of leds for about 5 seconds and that toggles the "charging" feature on or off
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    10-27-2016 02:51 AM
  7. Ektalog's Avatar
    re. the grip charging, just press the tiny little button next to the row of leds for about 5 seconds and that toggles the "charging" feature on or off
    Thanks! Confirmed; called home and asked my wife to try it. Now I have an extra choice.

    OTOH, the wireless charging combo kept working well this morning. I went to bed and left YouTube videos running while on the charger. The concerns were heat and whether it would keep charging along the way (current). Happily, heat stayed acceptable and the darn thing charged, despite a draw on a card that has a low amp rating. So, Wi-fi + video streaming + charging still left slower but useful charging at about 1% per 5 minutes or so...roughly clocked for now.

    Which, taken with your own experience with a similarly-rated card, may mean that 700mA is the sweet spot as far a power and heat. Thanks to your earlier link to the already discontinued Amazon UK version, I had decided to enlarge their photos to see if the power rating could be found. Big pixels and all, it seemed to be lower in amps than anything out there. Since it worked for you, I looked for something along those lines also. Bingo! Tks.
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    10-27-2016 11:57 AM
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