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Hardware timelapse IR for Nikon

October 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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.

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Speak German? Remote control your Nikon DSLR

February 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Visit http://www.photoremote.de if you can underderstand German to read about another WIA based remote control software, targetting Nikon specifically.

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Tags: Software

More time lapse – via a hardware DIY intervalometer

January 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here is an alternative way to do a DIY intervalometer, using some hardware hacking.  

From comedyhunter of derbyphotos.co.uk.

Much better video than my clouds!

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Tags: Video

What works and doesn’t work

December 10th, 2008 · 238 Comments

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)
XP Vista / Win7
D300 Yes
Yes
Yes
D40 Yes Yes (vista home, raw works)Yes (vista, raw ok)
D80 Yes No
Yes
D50 No
Yes
YesYes
D200 / Fuji S5 Almost
YesYes
YesYes
PartialYes, Win7, jpg only
D60 Yes Yes
D70 / 70s – yes Yes Yes (win7 32bit) but no mode changeYes (vista)

Yes (vista, jpg only)

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Tags: Software

Why is there no Bluetooth on DSLRs?

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

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.

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