01-11-2012, 09:45 PM #1newbie; interested!
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Canon T3i - timelapse photography ?
My Canon T3i arrived yesterday, and I've been messing with it a bit...trying to figure things out. I'm sure I'll have many, many questions over time...but right now, I'm wondering: do I need to have some type of device (I don't know what it's called) to make my camera shoot in specific intervals. Say, a picture every 2 seconds. or...can I make the camera do this itself?
I'm just wondering, because if I need to buy another device, some kind of timer, then I may have to wait on that. I'm trying not to buy a lot of stuff at once, especially considering I'm just getting used to it. This is my first DSLR.
01-11-2012, 10:23 PM #2
you will need something like this. Aputure Timer Camera Remote Control Shutter Cable 1C for Canon EOS Rebel XT, XTi, XSi, XS, T1i, T2i, EOS 60D, 1000D, 550D, 500D, 450D, 400D, 350D, 300D, Canon Powershot G10, G11, G12 Fully Compatible with Canon RS 60-E3, Inexpensive Intervalometer for Time Lapse
http://www.amazon.com/Aputure-Powers...1&sr=1-1-spellI shoot for me - I shoot for fun.
01-11-2012, 10:24 PM #3dPS +1000 Club
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Something like this.
Amazon.com: Canon TC80N3 Timer Remote Control for EOS D30, D60, D10, 1D, 1V & 20D SLR Cameras: Camera & Photo
Your instruction manual may have a system map in the back. Check it for specific attachments.Flickr stream.
01-11-2012, 11:29 PM #4
You should be able to tether the camera to a computer and control it that way, if you want.
Install the EOS utility that came with your camera and then connect the camera with the supplied USB cable to the computer. I don't recall the exact sequence of connections and software controls off the top of my head, but you should be able to access the remote control features from the software and control your camera that way. It will allow you to change the settings of your camera as well as program in a specific time interval to take pictures and how many to take. As long as your camera doesn't power down on you (and even that isn't a problem I don't think) and your computer doesn't power down, you should be ok.
It's most convenient if you have a laptop, of course, as it is relatively portable. I've done this several times with a laptop. Just be sure to set your laptop so it never powers down as it will severe the connection with the camera and you won't get all your intended photos; had that happen once...