cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

90d Interval timer

youout
Apprentice

Been using my 90d for some time and like most of the tools built into the camera. Started to get into timelapse creation and noticed quite a bit of difference between the movie mode timelapse creation and the interval timer in normal shooting mode.

 

Not sure where or to whom to reach out to for a feature request so starting here. Would it be possible to make the normal shooting mode interval timer work more like the movie mode one? For instance keeping the mirror locked up, staying in a low power state, and being able to go higher than 99 exposures before going to unlimited. Supprisingly the interval timer does not work while mirror lockup is enabled. I am wanting to process the pictures in an external program to be able to edit the shots.

4 REPLIES 4

wq9nsc
Authority

It is a bit awkward but you can accomplish part of what you want by using the TC-80N3 with the camera's built in delay timer to let you use mirror lockup when the time exceeds 30 seconds between exposures.  The camera will drop the mirror after 30 seconds of standby to avoid battery drain so you set the external intervalometer to provide the desired time between exposures and your camera to delay mode.  When the TC-80N3 tells your shutter to fire, your camera should raise its mirror to the locked position and take the photo.  You are still limited to either 1-99 or unlimited in the number of timed shots using the external controller.

 

Rodger

EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video


@wq9nsc wrote:

It is a bit awkward but you can accomplish part of what you want by using the TC-80N3 with the camera's built in delay timer to let you use mirror lockup when the time exceeds 30 seconds between exposures.  The camera will drop the mirror after 30 seconds of standby to avoid battery drain so you set the external intervalometer to provide the desired time between exposures and your camera to delay mode.  When the TC-80N3 tells your shutter to fire, your camera should raise its mirror to the locked position and take the photo.  You are still limited to either 1-99 or unlimited in the number of timed shots using the external controller.

 

Rodger


Don't you need two presses on the shutter to take a photo during mirror lockup?  The first press is to raise the mirror, and then a second press to fire the shutter, which also drops the mirror.

--------------------------------------------------------
"The right mouse button is your friend."

Not sure it works with every Canon model but using the TC80-N3 in combination with the camera's built in delay timer causes the mirror to raise when the camera is triggered by the signal from the TC80-N3 and then the camera actually fires its shutter after its own self timer runs.  This gets around the 2 push issue when mirror lockup times out between activations.

 

Rodger

EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video


@wq9nsc wrote:

Not sure it works with every Canon model but using the TC80-N3 in combination with the camera's built in delay timer causes the mirror to raise when the camera is triggered by the signal from the TC80-N3 and then the camera actually fires its shutter after its own self timer runs.  This gets around the 2 push issue when mirror lockup times out between activations.

 

Rodger


Interesting trick.

--------------------------------------------------------
"The right mouse button is your friend."
Announcements
01/18/2023: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for EOS R6 Mark II
01/09/2023: Help ensure your autofocus is properly aligned with a Canon Precision Alignment
01/03/2023: Welcome to CES 2023!
12/08/2022: New firmware version 1.0.5.1 is available for EOS C70
12/07/2022: New firmware version 1.7.0 is available for EOS R5
12/07/2022: New firmware version 1.7.0 is available for EOS R6
11/22/2022: New firmware available for EOS R3, EOS R7 and EOS R10
11/16/2022: We're thrilled to be ranked among the Best Employers for Veterans in 2022 by Forbes.
08/31/2022: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for RF 70-200mm L IS USM
08/09/2022: New firmware version 1.2.0 is available for CR-N 300
08/09/2022: New firmware version 1.2.0 is available for CR-N 500
07/14/2022: New firmware version 1.0.1 is available for CR-X300
06/10/2022: Service Notice:UPDATE: Canon Inkjet Printer continuous reboot loop or powering down
06/07/2022: New firmware version 1.3.2 is available for PowerShot G7 X Mark III
05/31/2022: Did someone SAY Badges?
05/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.5.1 is available for EOS-C500 Mark II
05/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3.1 is available for EOS-C300 Mark III
05/10/2022: Keep your Canon gear in optimal condition with a Canon Maintenance Service
05/05/2022: We are excited to announce that we have refreshed the ranking scale within the community!
04/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.1.1 is available for EOS R5 C
03/23/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3.1 is available for EOS-C70
02/09/2022: Share Your Photos is back!
02/07/2022: New firmware version 1.6.1 is available for EOS-1DX Mark III
01/19/2022: READY FOR ANYTHING EOS-R5 C
01/13/2022: Community Update. We will be retiring the legacy profile avatars on 01/20/2022. Click this link to read more.