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stevecoe
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Interval timer with changing exposure times
      #5937023 - 06/23/13 07:51 PM

Howdy all;

I just ordered a refurb T2i body from Canon USA and I am very much looking forward to it. I am still looking for a control device that does what I want and I have not found it so far.

All the interval timers I have owned (Canon) or seen (overseas) will shoot multiple images, but they are all of the same exposure time. I don't want 20 shots of 1 minute exposure. I want 1 min, then 2 min, then 3 min, etc.

There is not what I want and I am not willing to fiddle around with hooking up a computer to the camera. I do hope that someone has found what I want. If not, I will just continue on with a simple shutter release and a kitchen timer. I am happy enough with the simple life.

Thanks;
Steve Coe


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Re: Interval timer with changing exposure times new [Re: stevecoe]
      #5937097 - 06/23/13 08:48 PM

I'd say that will take either changing the "exposure time" on a remote timer, or using BackYardEOS. If you don't want to mess with them, I think you're stuck with the kitchen timer.

Edited by Toxic Coolaid (06/23/13 10:45 PM)


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Re: Interval timer with changing exposure times new [Re: Toxic Coolaid]
      #5937151 - 06/23/13 09:21 PM

The only way I know of would be using a computer. Easy to set up that type of sequence in apps like BackyardEOS or (i think) APT

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Re: Interval timer with changing exposure times new [Re: Falcon-]
      #5937222 - 06/23/13 10:12 PM

+1 BYE

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Re: Interval timer with changing exposure times new [Re: fco_star]
      #5937230 - 06/23/13 10:19 PM

+ another for BackyardEOS
Maxx


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Re: Interval timer with changing exposure times new [Re: stevecoe]
      #5937393 - 06/24/13 01:33 AM

Quote:

I am not willing to fiddle around with hooking up a computer to the camera.




I don't like hooking up computer for image acquisition either; I use this... and quite happy with it. In AP you take a whole bunch of images of certain length/type before going onto the next length/type and you don't need 'image to image' variability. Hope this helps. Regards


And to balance the math above... consider this -1 from me


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Re: Interval timer with changing exposure times new [Re: mmalik]
      #5939252 - 06/25/13 07:54 AM

Have you looked into triggertrap: Triggertrap mobile
With this product, you can use your phone as an intervalometer.


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stevecoe
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Re: Interval timer with changing exposure times new [Re: Pintail]
      #5940414 - 06/25/13 08:20 PM

Pintail;

I thank you for the input, but I a old and don't use my phone for anything else other than a phone.

I did order the 15 dollar version of the interval meter and may try just changing the time for each exposure while the noise reduction image is being taken and applied.

Clear skies;
Steve Coe


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