Check out Whiternoise over at Hexus.net who has this
great post about building a hardware timelapse device using programable chips. He has posted circuit diagrams and great shots of the plastic breadboard set-up.
Looks like a real fun project if you like that type of DIY – the electronics with wires and solder type – and if your Nikon DSLR is one with an IR receiver for a remote; e.g. works with a ML-3.
http://www.photoremote.de if you can underderstand German to read about another WIA based remote control software, targetting Nikon specifically.
Here is an alternative way to do a DIY intervalometer, using some hardware hacking.
comedyhunter of derbyphotos.co.uk.
Much better video than my clouds!
This is a summary of what Nikon DSLR models have been seen working, or not working, with the script.
DIYPhotobits Camera Control 2.1 – Greens (updated with feedback upto 5.2)
Vista / Win7
Yes (vista home, raw works)Yes (vista, raw ok)
D200 / Fuji S5
YesYes PartialYes, Win7, jpg only
D70 / 70s – yes
Yes (win7 32bit) but no mode changeYes (vista)
Yes (vista, jpg only)
D90 – yes /w issues
D3 – yes
D2x – yes
D100 — nobody has this working yet, I think (not sure) it may be impossible due to it not fully supporting ptpD1 – No
D80 – yes with 1.01 firmware, no with 1.11 firmware
No (64bit Win7)
D300s – yes
Yes (64bit Win7)Yes Win7 jpg only
As you can see it is quite a mixed bag – I’d love to hear more input on what works and doesn’t work.
Bluetooth in cameras. – the benefits many and all very useful.
It’s a good point isn’t it? It would open up so many possibilities.
Or is it because the camera makers want to sell expensive WiFi solutions for wireless remote access?
RAW files over a bluetooth connection are not going to be fun though.