05-16-2018 04:09 AM
I'm making a time lapse in the following configuration:
- manual model
- Nikon lens (with adapter)
- ACK-E6 power adapter
- Auto power off setting is set to disabled
- the shutter is triggered by an external remote (cable)
I'm attempting a timelapse with a recording time span of 3 weeks.
The setup works perfect for at least 8 hours, but the next day, the camera is off. Half-pressing the shutter does not turn the camera on again. I have to switch it off and on in order to resume the time lapse.
Did I miss a setting? I looked through the manual, but couldn't find anything related.
The setup is automated via a microcontroller that switches on a light for the exposure. This is why I can't use the built in interval timer.
All the best,
05-16-2018 07:16 PM
It could be overheating. Monitor it more carefully.
05-22-2018 04:54 AM
Thank you Waddizzle for your quick reply.
I'll pay attention to the camera warming up.
One thing I've noticed is that the battery icon is half way empty after about 8 hours of operation (one picture every 7 minutes).
This is strange to me since the camera's power comes from a ACK-E6 power adapter.
I assume, that somewhere arround 16 hours of operation, the battery icon will show that it's empty, and the camera will shut down. Is the ACK-E6 not delivering enough power? It was noted as compatible with the 80D.