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05-29-2008, 04:49 AM   #1
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Time Lapse with the K100d

Is there a way to hack the software, or do anything, to use my K100d for some timelapse photography, or would I need a new camera to play with this idea?

05-29-2008, 07:11 AM   #2
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I've seen schematics for the remote port, and all it does is connect two leads to take a photo. Hook that up to a timer and there ya go.
05-29-2008, 08:35 AM   #3
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I purchased a Canon remote interval timer off ebay. First copy was defective, a prompt replacement works fine. A co-worker was so impressed, he purchased one for his Pentax too. Here is the original thread:

Time laps photography / film: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

I've been having fun making cloud dynamics animations. By shooting JPEG only at 2Mp and *** quality, I can get almost 4,000 frames on a 4Gb card. It is recommended to use an A/C adapter when shooting time-lapse, but I haven't had a problem with the single battery. When I set it up for a couple hour shoot, I mounted the grip and used both batteries.

If you purchase the ebay timer, make sure it has the correct pin-plug to fit the Pentax. There are two different Canon plugs.
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Nice response volosong. That sounds so easy I might go that route myself!


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