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R5 Intervalometer - why 99 shots maximum?

jshirth
Contributor

I'm using my R5 to take raw images for time-lapse video. I'd like to use the camera's internal intervalometer, but its counter is limited to two digits, or a maximum of 99 images. Is there a reason for this limit? Having a 3, or even 4 digit counter would be most helpful.

Yes, I know I can use an external intervalometer, but if the intervalometer feature has been designed into the camera it seems odd to have this rather arbitrary limitation.

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John

EOS R5, RF24-105 f4L IS, RF15-35 f2.8L IS, RF100 f2.8L IS, EF-RF Control Ring converter
EOS 5DMkIII, EF24-105 f4L IS, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, EF70-200 f4L IS, GP-E2, 500D Close-up lens 72mm, 600EX-RT
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kvbarkley
VIP
VIP

We are not Canon, so we cannot say. I know of no way to effectively report this kind of feature request, either, but I suppose, this forum is as good as any.

rs-eos
Elite

To provide product feedback to Canon, go to Canon USA, scroll to the bottom and click on "Feeback" (under the "Contact" section of links).  Then choose "Product".

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Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

Waddizzle
Legend
Legend

Follow the wise advice given above.  Contact Canon, and refer to your User Manual.  I would venture a guess that if you set the count to “00”, the camera will keep taking shots until the battery dies on you.

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jshirth
Contributor

Thanks for the comments. I've sent feedback to Canon as suggested by rs-eos, but I'm not really expecting to hear back from them. I've not tried setting the counter to '00' for continuous interval shooting, but I'll give that a try as well. For now, it's back to my external intervalometer.

Oh, and yes, I've read the Advanced Manual - all 927 pages 🙄, but I'm always open to suggestions.

Thanks again.

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John

EOS R5, 24-105 f4L, 15-35 f2.8L, 100 f2.8L, EF-RF Control Ring converter

EOS 5DIII, 24-105 f4L, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, 70-200 f4L, 600EX-RT

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John

EOS R5, RF24-105 f4L IS, RF15-35 f2.8L IS, RF100 f2.8L IS, EF-RF Control Ring converter
EOS 5DMkIII, EF24-105 f4L IS, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, EF70-200 f4L IS, GP-E2, 500D Close-up lens 72mm, 600EX-RT

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jshirth
Contributor

kvbarkley, it's not clear what you're pointing out to me. I do see that '00' gives continuous interval shooting, but I still don't see a way to have the sequence stop at more than 99 shots. My needs typically call for 400-800 unattended shots. I'd rather not have the camera continuing shooting forever.

But thanks for your comment.

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John

EOS R5, 24-105 f4L, 15-35 f2.8L, 100 f2.8L, EF-RF Control Ring converter, 600EX-RT, GP-E2,
EOS 5DIII, 24-105 f4L, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, 70-200 f4L IS, 500D Close-up lens

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John

EOS R5, RF24-105 f4L IS, RF15-35 f2.8L IS, RF100 f2.8L IS, EF-RF Control Ring converter
EOS 5DMkIII, EF24-105 f4L IS, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, EF70-200 f4L IS, GP-E2, 500D Close-up lens 72mm, 600EX-RT

Waddizzle
Legend
Legend

I don’t think I was clear about setting the interval to “00”.  What I mean is to set the total number of interval shots to “00”.  That should take you past the 99 shot limitation.

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