What's it called?

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  1. M-O-S

    M-O-S TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I forgot what's it called, when at one time you're taking a picture of an object and you wish for your camera to take pictures of it every 5 seconds automatically? Or one?

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  2. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Do you mean time lapse photography?
     
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    perhaps the self timer.
     
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    Time lapse or interval photography. The device that controls the camera to do that is called an intervalometer.
     
  5. M-O-S

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    Yeah, time lapse probably. Self timer most likely what I meant.

    Thanks you three.
     
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    So which did you mean? The self timer counts down often with an indicator light or a beep or something and then takes one photo.

    Time lapse can be set to say for example take 75 pictures, one every 3 seconds over the course of 3min 45sec starting in 10 minutes.
     
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    Well, I remember I did one time by doing it manually, taking a picture every like 3 or 1 seconds and it worked out well. So yeah, I was asking more of like the camera doing that by itself automatically, without having to click it with your finger by every seconds.
     
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    Then fmw was right on the mark. Timelapse or inteval photography. It can be done with the Nikon D200 or D2x right in the camera, with any camera that has a cabled shutter release using an appropriate intervalometer, and most remaining SLRs using supplied software from manufacturers and a laptop with a large battery and a USB cable.
     
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    If your electronically enchained, or know someone who is, it's not that hard to build one. That's what I did and it ended up being about $20
     

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