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05-06-2009, 08:19 AM   #1
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Shutter release cable for stop motion photos?

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I would like to try a little experimenting with stop motion photography this summer and I will be needing a shutter release cable. The cable will need to be able to take exposures at a constant rate for a hypothetically infinite period of time so that I can string them together into a video. I am a college student so I can't break the bank on this one. Can anyone recommend a cable?

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I have one of these and it does that and much more.
A bit expensive but not completely out of line.
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It says for Canon 450 but if you read the specs it says for Pentax too.

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Driver. Can you go longer then 30 seconds using one of those puppies when it comes to exposing your pictures?
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Yea, it will do long timed exposures up to 99+ hours or manual bulb mode remotely with the locking shutter botton.

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Just be aware that stop motion video with a DSLR can put a significant dent in the rated life of the shutter. At 24 fps, a 15 minute video takes 21,600 shutter actuations...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shogo Quote
Guys,

I would like to try a little experimenting with stop motion photography this summer and I will be needing a shutter release cable. The cable will need to be able to take exposures at a constant rate for a hypothetically infinite period of time so that I can string them together into a video. I am a college student so I can't break the bank on this one. Can anyone recommend a cable?
Or use a camera with a built in intervalometer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
Just be aware that stop motion video with a DSLR can put a significant dent in the rated life of the shutter. At 24 fps, a 15 minute video takes 21,600 shutter actuations...
Ummm...very few cameras do 24fps?
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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
Just be aware that stop motion video with a DSLR can put a significant dent in the rated life of the shutter. At 24 fps, a 15 minute video takes 21,600 shutter actuations...
Ummm...very few cameras do 24fps?
No, his point is that a 15 minute video at 24fps contains 21,600 frames. You get those frames from individual photographs, no matter how long you actually take to capture them. (And the point of stop motion is that they're spread out over a period longer than realtime.)

If you wanted to capture at 24fps, you'd just be using a video camera anyway...

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DOH!...I'm witchya now.
That IS alot of shutter actuations!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Driver3 Quote
I have one of these and it does that and much more.
A bit expensive but not completely out of line.
Timer Remote cord for Canon 450D 400D 350D RS-60E3 MCC1 - eBay (item 150338739475 end time May-13-09 17:12:00 PDT)
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It says for Canon 450 but if you read the specs it says for Pentax too.
That is cool! I just bought one, thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
Just be aware that stop motion video with a DSLR can put a significant dent in the rated life of the shutter. At 24 fps, a 15 minute video takes 21,600 shutter actuations...
Hmm, didn't think about that. I see this thread here where cameras have lasted anywhere between 30k and 60k exposures. So 21,000 in a summer might be a big hit.

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