07-10-2017 01:17 PM
Can you simultaneously use exposure bracketing while using the intervalometer on the Canon 5D Mark IV? I will be photographing the total solar eclipse next month. I want to set up interval shots (every 2-3 minutes) and bracket the exposures on each one.
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07-10-2017 01:54 PM
I think you will have to buy one and try it. Since it seems to be simply a relay that closes the shutter contact, it should do whatever happens when you press the shutter button.
Here is where a cheap chinese copy might do better than the Canon version.
08-07-2017 08:07 PM
Here's how to do it ...
There are three settings that matter:
- Interval timer: I'm planning to shoot a bracket once per minute during the partial phases, so I'm setting the interval at 00:01:00, and the number of shots at 00 (unlimited).
- AEB: during the partial phase, I think I'll go with only three shots per bracket, spaced two stops apart.
- Self-Timer: this is the key. Instead of setting the drive to, say, high-speed continuous, you must set drive mode to 2-second self-timer.
I'm saving all my partial settings in C-1 (total eclipse settings are going into C-2).
The self-timer acts as an automatic trigger to start the bracket sequence. You will hear the self-timer warning beeps for two seconds, then the bracket will fire. This process will repeat every [interval].
Good luck. And good weather on Eclipse Day.
08-07-2017 08:53 PM
Thanks. I will try that. I have had limited success using a cheap knock-off remote interval timer but it sometimes doesn't work right. I will try your suggestion and report back.
08-07-2017 10:45 PM
Thank you very much. I tried using the 2 sec self-timer and was able to take all 7 bracketed shots at each interval trigger. That did the trick. I am also using the Custom settings. If you are experienced in this sort of thing (eclipses), would you mind sharing your exposure settings for the Custom modes (C1, C2, C3)? I plan to use all three Custom modes with one being for pre and post totality (Contact 1 to Contact 2 and Contact 3 to Contact 4), one being for totality, including Bailey's Beads and Diamond Ring (Contact 2 to Contact 3), and one being for the corona (Contact 2 to Contact 3). I would be very interested in what you would recommend for apeture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, etc. Thanks again!