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    Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Hi,
    I use an EOS450D and am wondering if it is possible to take numerous shots while not at the camera's side ?

    Ie., If I take a shot with a 2 second timer set is there anyway I can leave the camera to its own devices for a while and continuing taking shots while I'm not at it's side.

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Hi Nick,

    You will need an intervalometer like the TC-80N3 Cable Remote Control:

    http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/...ies/tc-80n3.do

    Basically you plug it into the camera and can program it to press the shutter at intervals. The Canon one I've shown is the official version and very expensive. You can find many cheaper imitations on the web. I got a non-brand one for 1/4 the price for my camera and it works fine (so far).

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Hi Alex,

    Ok that's the info I needed, thanks for your help.

    Regards,

    Nick

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Just check. I don't think the 450d has the n3 connector that the device needs

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Some 3rd party grips include an intervalometer. I know of a few for the 550D that did but not sure about the 450D. Perhaps worth a search on amazon or ebay. Not expensive either.

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Hi,
    Yes an intervalometer is the way I'm going to go, I have decided to get the Canon one, it may take a week or two but I think it will be worth it in the end.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Nick - sorry to bang on and I realise that you might have checked, but the link that Alex posted gives these model numbers as being compatible:

    All EOS-1 series SLRs, EOS 5D, EOS 30D, EOS 20D, EOS 10D, EOS D60, EOS D30, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 40D, EOS 50D
    i.e. just the xD and xxD - not the xxxD's, such as the 450D

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    I know you've just ordered yours but in case anyone else is interested, I just bought the Hahnel Giga T Pro II wireless timer remote from Amazon for €70 and I'm really happy with it. I've tested it in the house but haven't used it seriously yet.

    Tony

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Hi Tony,

    I haven't ordered mine yet but what you've paid is not a bad price, the Canon one is 130.

    Going to do a bit of research and see what the difference is and what you actually get for your money.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    Quote Originally Posted by Picturehappy View Post
    Hi Tony,

    I haven't ordered mine yet but what you've paid is not a bad price, the Canon one is 130.

    Going to do a bit of research and see what the difference is and what you actually get for your money.

    Thanks,
    Nick
    Essentially, what you get is a fancy timer that closes a switch. The Canon TC80-N3 can wait a certain time (up to 99 hours) and then take "x" number of shots that are "y" seconds/minutes/hours long with "z" seconds / minutes / hours between them.

    The "N3" part of the model number stands for the plug type which won't fit a xxxD series camera, but one can make an adaptor or modify it (or get a 3rd party one that'll do the job).

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    This option isn't compatible with the 450D, but Magic Lantern includes a built-in intervalometer. I've just started experimenting with it in my 60D. A little clunky, but free.

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    One other option: there's a smartphone (iOS/Android) app called TriggerTrap Mobile, which, with a dongle and the appropriate shutter release cable, can be used as an intervalometer (and a whole lotta other things). The app is free. The cable and dongle are $30.

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    There are quite a few solutions for tethered shooting with your Canon camera. One of them is bound to have some intervallometer. I myself can't help you much in that direction, I'm a Linux guy (which has gphoto2 for this purpose)

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    Re: Can I Shoot AT Set Intervals With A Canon 450D

    DSLR remote pro will probably do this and extend bracketing etc. It can be run on a laptop and is compatible with most of Canon's cameras. Best check the spec's of what it can do on the web. I don't think that there is anything else this comprehensive available for tethered shooting.

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