Timer Interval Remote Review
The Interval Timer I used for my Star Trails picture in the previous post was obtained from Amazon for £11.89. It does the same things as Camera Manufacturer models costing between 3 and 9 times as much. Mine is produced by Neewer and they seem to have the widest range of basically the same device to fit various Models of Canon, Nikon and Sony Cameras. Costs are about £11 to £15 on Amazon UK or $15 to $16 on Amazon.com
It comes with a decent short manual making it easy to follow the setup procedure. In order these are -
1. Time delay until the exposure is taken or multiple exposures start this can be from 0s to 99hrs 59min 59s in one-second steps
2. Exposure time can be set in the timer particularly useful when you need to take exposures longer than your cameras maximum. Exposure can be set from 0s to 99hrs 59min 59s in one-second increments. In these circumstances the Camera would be set to Bulb. For daytime use such as time lapse this can be left at no setting and the camera settings will determine this.
3. Interval between exposures: For Star Trails this needs to be as short as possible to avoid gaps so I set the Camera to manual and turn off noise reduction and enter 1 or 2 seconds. For time lapse you would need longer. Setting can be adjusted from 1s to 99hrs 59min 59s in one-second steps
4. Number of shots can be set from 1 to 399, or set at - - for unlimited.
A button lights up the control panel for 6 seconds for night use.
The batteries are 2 AAA. Battery life is claimed to be approx 2 months of continuous shooting if the light is not used. There is no off switch though the power drain for just the LED screen is tiny. A solution if you worry about that is to take a batty out. Bear in mind though that this will reset all settings. If you leave the batteries in the device retains the last used settings for future use.
The only criticism I have is that the device is wired and the wire is not long enough to reach the ground on most Tripod setups. However it is very light and I just wrapped the wire around a Tripod leg so there was no risk of the weight pulling out the connection to the camera.
Below are links to easily find the right model for your Camera on Amazon com or Amazon uk
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