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01-05-2015, 01:29 AM   #1
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Gear for Holy Grail Timelapse sequences

So I would like to shoot timelapse video of sunrise as explained here:
(BTW: looks pretty cool, eh?

There is one problem that I comes up pretty quickly: I need a way to change the camera exposure settings (especially ISO and shutter speed) without moving it. Or even not touching it at all.
If I would keep the settings constant then there would be no problem. My K-5 does all I need for shooting timelapse.

I can think of few options.
I could use K-3 + FluCard + smartphone but AFAIK theres no timelapse there.
Or maybe some wired remote??
Or maybe I buy and alter an external grip to have the aperture wheel hanging loose?

Any word of advice dear Pentaxians?

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That means an external intervalometer.
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Hmm looks exactly like the thing I need but I don't see "Pentax compatible" written anywhere.

My next thought: will intervalometer on K-3 work in combination with Flucard control. In other words: start intervalometer on K-3 and as the camera goes, change exposure remotely from the smartphone. Will this work? Has anyone tried that?

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The mechanical/electrical interface for the external wired shutter release is the same as the Canon. What you are really doing is letting the intervalometer control the shutter, so there is no Pentax compatibility beyond that.



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QuoteOriginally posted by interested_observer Quote
The mechanical/electrical interface for the external wired shutter release is the same as the Canon. What you are really doing is letting the intervalometer control the shutter, so there is no Pentax compatibility beyond that.

It appeared to have multiple connections however - I was not clear if there was some direct feedback into the camera.
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It appeared to have multiple connections however - I was not clear if there was some direct feedback into the camera.
That's exactly the same impression that I had
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I think that I've found solution that I'd been looking for. Can anyone confirm/deny that the following approach would work?
-flucard for remote control with compatible camera
-wired remote shutter with timelapse capability (like this one:
)
-smartphone

-Use the intervalometer in the wired remote rather than in camera invervalometer.
-At the same time use the smartphone+flucard to adjust exposure settings as needed.

Will that work?

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