0
\$\begingroup\$

I'd like to put together a timelapse piece, but I don't have an intervalmeter. Is this something I can achieve with my Nikon D90 using my android phone or windows pc?

\$\endgroup\$
2
  • 3
    \$\begingroup\$ Is there anything that makes manually activating a wired cable release using a stopwatch unacceptable? What degree of precision do you need? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Jun 10, 2020 at 15:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ You could try whether your camera is supported by software such as DigiCamControl which can be used to take timelapses. \$\endgroup\$
    – jng224
    Nov 15, 2020 at 21:39

3 Answers 3

1
\$\begingroup\$

Frame challenge…

How long is your total time-lapse to cover?
Intervalometer, tenner from eBay, batteries will last months. Phone/PC, [even though you already own them] batteries will last ~1 day.
Also - what happens if your phone rings?

\$\endgroup\$
2
  • \$\begingroup\$ A couple of hours. I know I probably need to get an intervalmeter but it's more to see if there is any way round it as a stop gap \$\endgroup\$ Jun 9, 2020 at 12:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ I found this - tethertools.com/camera/nikon-d90 - I can't recommend anything specifically as I use an intervalometer;-) [I also have neither a Win PC nor Android, I'm Mac/iPhone] \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 9, 2020 at 12:50
0
\$\begingroup\$

There are several inexpensive interval timers, around $20 US or less, so there is hardly any reason not to get one.

Here is one for D90: https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Digital-Shutter-Release-Replacement/dp/B005LTH7QA/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=mc-dc2+d90&qid=1592431501&sr=8-3

This is seemingly a knock off of the Nikon MC-36a timer that is $160. Or possibly the same chip in it now? This same item comes labeled as several brand names, and with connecting cables for different cameras, and most of them are not over $20. The D90 uses Nikons MC-DC2 cable, so the timer should specify MC-DC2 or D90.

\$\endgroup\$
1
  • \$\begingroup\$ Note that the item you linked to is currently unavailable. So in reality to probably no longer exists. But I saw another similar one that is apparently available amazon.com/dp/B07PN8SF19 \$\endgroup\$
    – Peter M
    Jul 18, 2020 at 23:22
-1
\$\begingroup\$

Please do research beforehand, here is a link to a YouTube video that uses an android device to control time lapses. I hope that answers your question.

\$\endgroup\$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.