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longhorn
2534 days ago
 
What is the time difference between exposures? This is a great and creative idea. Any suggestions on replicating this  idea?
thanks
felix



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2534 days ago
 
I believe they were taken within a two hour window. One photo every 20 minutes or so. They were connected later using a computer as far as I can tell :-)

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ben-s
2533 days ago
 
Aha, another great one from Sam Javanrouh.
His is one of my favourite photoblogs.

from the ddoi blog page wrote:
6 photos shot in about a two hour time frame.
and this 6 photos were selected from a few hundred photos I shot in this session using pclix which is an intervelometer device.
I'd quite like to get my hands on a pclix. I currently have to use a laptop for timelapse work.
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Matt Merce
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2533 days ago
 
Are there any other devices like this?

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ben-s
2533 days ago
 
yup, both Canon and Nikon make similar units.
I'll probably end up getting the Canon one rather than the Pclix, but the last time I had a mad rush on timelapse, everyone was out of stock.
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Matt Merce
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2532 days ago
 
Any idea what the unit name(s) are?

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ben-s
2532 days ago
 
Here are the Canon and Nikon units:

http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/item/321-001Y/

http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/item/355-206Q/
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ben-s
2532 days ago
 
The Canon one is the TC-80N3, and the Nikon is the MC-36
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2532 days ago
 
No good!! These do not work with the XTi do they? :'(

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ben-s
2532 days ago
 
Depends whether you can use a soldering iron wink
I've modded my normal wired remote to work with either my 300D or my 30D.
The 300D has the same remote connector as the XTi. It's a pretty simple proceedure, and only takes a few minutes.
If you want the details for rewiring these things, let me know.
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2532 days ago
 
Oh please - do share! You have my intrigued now.

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ben-s
2532 days ago
 
It's a longish story, with a slightly odd reason.
I work for a university, and fairly often get called upon to shoot things very accurately.
On this occasion, I was asked to shoot something a few thousand times from precisely the same place.
My first reaction was to sling the camera on a tripod and hook it up to a laptop with a long USB cable. This didn't work, because the Psychologist who asked for the work wanted to fire the camera himself, from the other side of the set.
I dug around for a bit and found a garage door remote, which I could interface into the camera. I put a 3.5mm stereo socket on the receiver, and cut my RS-80N3 cable release in half, and put a plug on the camera side, and a socket on the button side.
This means I still have a working cable release, as well as a radio controlled release.
I decided while I was at it, I might as well make a cable for the 300D too.
This is simply a 2.5mm jack plug, a bit of cable, and a 3.5mm jack plug.
When I get round to getting a TC80N3, I'll give that the same treatment.

So, the treatment:
Get the Canon remote, and cut the cable about 6" from the button/controller end. I suggest it's cut it here so you still have plenty of wire on the N3 plug end - you might need the N3 connector in the future, and they are the epitome of "non standard" - you can't buy the plugs unless you buy the whole remote.

Get the following from an electronics supplier:
1x 3.5mm stereo socket
1x 3.5mm stereo plug
1x 2.5mm stereo plug (for the camera)
some fairly light 3 core wire (audio cable is pretty good - look for 2 core + screen stuff)

The pinout is here:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/ben-s/remotediag2.jpg

You will wire the whole thing up as follows:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/ben-s/remotediag.jpg

Here's my remotes:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/ben-s/remotes.jpg
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ben-s
2532 days ago
 
This is what you should end up with:
http://forum.photojojo.com/img/posted/resized_img474a341991a33.jpg?url=http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/ben-s/modded.jpg
(Click for a slightly bigger version)
Only you would have a TC-80 in place of the RS-80 shown here.
The orange cable in the pic is general purpose 2+screen audio cable.

Give me a shout if you have any trouble or if I've not explained anything clearly smile
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Matt Merce
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2531 days ago
 
Ben,

Thank you for taking the time to post this! Not off to eBay I go to pick up the items I need wink

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Matt Merce
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2531 days ago
 
Hmm....

What do you think of this unit?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie … T.m240.lVI

Seems to do the same tricks, or does it?

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ben-s
2531 days ago
 
hmmm... part of me wants to jump at it, but another part says leave well alone hmm

It looks like a great product, but I'm not overly trustful of foreign ebay based companies. You run the risk of getting slapped with large import duties:

Link Delight wrote:
All of parcels will be declaimed as ‘Gift’, and we always try the best to Legally Minimize your import duties (or GST or V.A.T. or other Taxes). In the most cases of shipping, there is none duty payable. However, if any additional charges generated for customs clearance must be borne by customer.
If customs are having a bad day and realise it's not a gift, they will charge you import duties.

Having said that, it does look like a cool product, assuming you will only ever want to use it on your XTi or similar.
I'd personally prefer an external controller, because it means I'd be able to hook it up to any camera that has a remote input - thus making it relatively future proof.

Maybe someone at PJ will import them and put them in the store wink
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Matt Merce
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2530 days ago
 
I just ordered one. Can't wait for it to get here!

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ben-s
2530 days ago
 
Cool!
Have fun, and let us know what it's like.
If I only used one camera, I'd probably be tempted... as it is I think I'll go down the TC-80 route.
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skydvr
2527 days ago
 
You guys piqued my interest - thanks for the info.

I also found this after some quick searching:
more DIY info:
http://www.danielmccauley.com/datasheet … mote01.pdf

Apparently, this guy sells a ready made converter, although I don't see a price anywhere (haven't contacted him):
http://www.werbeagentur.org/oldwexi/TC80N3.html

The TC-80N3 on Amazon (US):
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-TC80N3-Remo … B00009XVA3

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