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09-26-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Intervalometer for Time Lapse?

Can the K5 do time lapse? Is there a menu setting for this?
Or do I need to purchase an intervalometer?

If so, what does everyone recommend as a cheap solution?

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All current model Pentax dSLRs have a built-in intervalometer. If you already own a camera that does not, but which does support a wired remote control, there are a number of remotes that have fairly nice intervalometers built in. I used this one with my K10D...

https://www.pentaxforums.com/accessoryreviews/bower-lcd-timer-remote-shutter-...el-rclc1r.html


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You might find this a handy option too.

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Wow, that Triggertrap think looks awesome. Anyone here use it?
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
All current model Pentax dSLRs have a built-in intervalometer. If you already own a camera that does not, but which does support a wired remote control, there are a number of remotes that have fairly nice intervalometers built in. I used this one with my K10D...

Bower LCD Timer and Remote Shutter Release (Model RCLC1R) reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database


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Even the K20D has an internal intervalometer. I discovered it while researching some setting for my daughter (whom I gave it to when I picked up a K-5).
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QuoteOriginally posted by sadatoni Quote
Even the K20D has an internal intervalometer. I discovered it while researching some setting for my daughter (whom I gave it to when I picked up a K-5).
The K20D was the first to have the feature. Interval shooting has been supported in all the flagship models from that point forward and also in the K-50, K-500, K-30, and K-r looking back. The new K-S1 does not have interval shooting and unfortunately also lacks a fitting for a wired remote.


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Wow, that Triggertrap think looks awesome. Anyone here use it?
Yup, I've got the dongle and the app on my iPad and my Android phone. Works a treat. The built-in IV on the K-7 used to make me crazy -- why a max of 99 frames?!! At least they upped it to 999. But the various ease-in/out options from TriggerTrap, as well as the variety of triggering modes, makes it an excellent deal for timelapse.

Make sure you include any buffering/dark-frame time into your interval, though. And test, test, test!
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Yeah the K-5 intervalometer feature is great. I've used it a bunch for star trails, meteors, and lightning. You just need to know that you set your interval for the exposure time + 1 or 2 seconds to get as close to continuous as possible.
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I finally got around to trying out the intervalometer with my K-5 II & DA 35mm F2.8 limited macro lens, processed with Lightroom 5. I just mounted the camera on a tripod, and rode off. I used Lightroom to turn the photos into a avi file and uploaded it to youtube. The video did look much better before Youtube loaded it.
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