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This warning is almost certainly related to California Proposition 65. This state law says that a manufacturer is required to clearly label any product that might contain one of the chemicals that is on the list provided by the state. This may mean that there is a high level of lead, but it might also just mean that they haven't taken the effort to find ...


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Anything you can use to trigger the camera shutter without touching it. :o) Serious. It can be a remote or cable based control for your camera shutter. It's main advantage is allowing you to take shots without interfering with the camera stability, but it could also be used for shooting from awkward/distant positions or when taking shots including yourself. ...


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The primary use for a remote release, whether they're wired or not, is to prevent camera shake during long exposures. Long exposures will magnify any shake in the camera, especially those created by even careful hands on the shutter release, so a remote is used to eliminate that. Now, the added bonus of a wireless remote is for the big group shots you're ...


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Pocket Wizards (as well as several other brands of remote triggers) can also be used to trigger remote cameras as well. http://www.pocketwizard.com/inspirations/tutorials/remote_camera_trigger/ Are you renting all of this equipment?


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It's called tethered shooting, and is mostly used in studios; as you say, it's not exactly a portable setup. It has the advantage of letting you write photos direct to disk, bypassing the memory card, and as you said, you can see a photo preview large and on-screen before shooting, like a high-res version of live view. Press photographers at football ...


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There are several reasons why you might want to. To control the camera from a large distance, e.g. when shooting shy wildlife To minimise camera shake To take self-portraits With certain programmable wireless releases, you can set up time-lapse sequences and/or long exposures (longer than 30s) using bulb mode


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Infrared triggers can lose their minds when in the presence of sunlight or a strong IR source. The sun puts out SO much IR the receiver can't see the signal unless its window is in shade or very close to the transmitter. They do work really well indoors or at night though, and cost less than the radio triggers. And, just as a FYI, a toilet-paper tube taped ...


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that's an interesting question! The first thing you need to consider I guess is the type of kite you wish to use; i.e. will you be using a single line kite, or a 2-4 line controllable kite? I'd recommend using a large-ish single line kite which will allow you to more easily use a really long line which will help to get the camera to a better altitude. ...


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they're designed to fit on the hotshoe because that's a handy place. It's pretty much the only place to mount stuff on cameras. You don't HAVE to mount it there. Velcro, rubber band, straps, use whatever to mount it where ever. Depends on how you're mounting your camera.


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'N3' refers to the connector type for the remotes... It is a proprietary Canon standard, and Canon remotes which are compatible with the 60D have 'N3' in their model numbers, specifically: Canon Remote Switch (RS-80N3) Timer Remote Controller (TC-80N3) There are also several companies that make N3 compatible wired remotes, including offerings from Adidt, ...


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Any canon remote switch can do this. Manually select your AF point, step into the frame, and half-press the shutter release on your remote switch to trigger AF (assuming you have AF bound to shutter [it's the default]). When you hear the beep, fully press the shutter release down. If you find that the trigger is in the shot, combine this with self-timer to ...


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If you're on Windows, then you'd use the "EOS Utility" application (which you can download from Canon if you haven't already got it). This application supports: Functions for downloading and displaying images Remote shooting, and camera control of each setting when an EOS DIGITAL camera is connected to a computer


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Disclaimer: I have not tried a D7000 yet, so I'm answering in general terms. The only downside I know of is for using Bulb mode on some cameras. With a cable release: You press the remote button, hold it down and then let go when done. Some remotes have an option to keep the button locked down, but you have to release it at then end of the exposure. With ...


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There is an extremely easy to do this. Simply use an IR trigger with both cameras facing the same way. I've used this to trigger two Pentax K-7 for 3D photography (and once a K-5 and K-7). The 5D Mark II seems to support an IR trigger as well. EDIT: For some reason, I read you had 2 cameras or maybe I thought you just wrote in binary ;) but you can ...


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Most entry-level DSLR's should have tethering capabilities. To my knowledge, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, and Olympus all support tethering in some of their camera models. Any of the low end entry level DSLR's from both Canon and Nikon should do it, however you might have to resort to slightly higher end models from the other three. For software, Lightroom ...


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Pretty sure it's not possible with the wireless remote. You can set custom function D11 to ON. D11 is the Exposure Delay Mode, which will flip the mirror up then wait a second and then trigger the shutter. With this turned on, your wireless remote will work in remote mode and you'll get a 1 second mirror up delay.


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I was in a friend's studio a few weeks back and he was firing a setup of 12 1Ds and 5Ds using Pearstone FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release to trigger them all at once from 1 transmitter. He was doing still product shots where he set the cameras at various angles to the products and would get a bunch of angles at once with different length lenses so he ...


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I think your best bet would be to find a compact camera that can support time-lapse photography (natively or via custom ROM). When you start to get into pricier equipment and more sophisticated control mechanisms, you really need to be looking at a different platform (ie, a plane or helicopter) because of the added weight and the risk of damage should you ...


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Concerning how the camera keeps taking pictures while on the kite, you might have read my answer to the question what one can use the intervalometer-script of the CHDK for Canon-cameras for. If you own an older Canon compact, look at the list here.


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The easiest poor man's way would simply be to take a simple trigger that works off a circuit closing. Remove the switch, wire up a bunch of additional switches in series and the circuit won't be completed unless all switches are pressed. It requires some manual work, but is probably the absolute cheapest way you could accomplish the goal.


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Most tethering softwares that list support for Nikon cameras do not include the D3xxx series. Most of the Dx, Dxx, and some of the D7xxx and D5xxx bodies are at least partially supported. The D3100's firmware or hardware may limit this capability. If all you want to do is view the output of your camera without controlling it, you just need to connect it to ...


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I think you can use the DSLR controller for Android Though, for time lapse I would suggest magic lantern. Although it's not officially released, nor officially stable, I'm using it on mine and it's stable. You can do timelapses from within the camera. 6d Magic Lantern Forum and 6d Magic Lantern pre-alpha downloads


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As others have said, if you use Windows or Mac OS-X, then you can use the EOS Capture utility which is part of Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) - You can install this from one of the disks that came with your camera, and then update it from here. An alternative, if you're a Lightroom 3 user, would be to do the tethered capture from within Lr itself, ...


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It's a (wired or wireless) button to release the shutter. There are a couple of times they're useful. One is for things like shooting wildlife in a situation where you can set the camera up close to a likely spot, and trigger it remotely when a good target walks/flies/swims/whatever into its field of view. Another is when you want to minimize camera shake ...


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Yes, you can, provided that your Rebel supports remote shutter release. Just different remotes will behave differently and you need to check how exactly. Some will open the shutter on first push of the button and close on the second, while the others need to be held down during the whole exposure time. This behavior might also depend on other settings, like ...


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Perhaps this is not quite what you have in mind, but you could consider taking some video before moving on to still photos. I bought a low-quality digital video camera off eBay for ~10USD. It's about the size of my thumb, and weighs just a few grams. It's a good way to experiment, you can see what kind of views you would get without having to consider how to ...


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The remote switch (RS-60E3) is a wired shutter release switch that allows for the activation of the shutter via a cabled interface. Your location is limited by the length of the cable. The remote control (RC-6) is an infra-red shutter release device that allows the shutter to be activated using an infrared signal. Because the RC-6 uses infra-red to ...


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If you have a little flexibility in your approach, another way to achieve the same outcome via a slightly different path would be to use an Eye-Fi card, set up an ad-hoc wireless network on your computer (or configure the card to connect to an available wi-fi hotspot if it's within range), and use a plug-in remote/intervalometer (some newer point-and-shoot ...


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for Pentax Cameras, there are two free possibilities: PK_Tether (freeware) which should work with: Pentax k-x, K7, K5, k-r, K20D, K10D, K200 - while the K-x and K-r are entry level, but very good cameras for the price second is pkTriggerCord (opensource) - which is for windows and linux which should fully support Pentax K-x, Pentax K10D (Samsung ...



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