I have purchased a Chinese remote control. While setting it to interval shooting for time-lapse, it automatically runs the self-timer for 2 seconds, which is unnecessary and eats up the battery. How do I make the timer stop?

  • \$\begingroup\$ What model remote are you using? \$\endgroup\$
    – inkista
    Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 15:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ A 2-sec delay is often useful for that sort of thing, as it allows any camera shake to dissipate. \$\endgroup\$
    – Caleb
    Commented Jul 25, 2015 at 17:33

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The self time or 2sec delay would be a configurable option on your camera. Follow this YouTube tutorial for details on how to enable/disable this option: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VOpuaqHqSM

Alternatively this could be an option on your intervalometer, in which case I would recommend you consult your manual. Usually though an intervalometer is a form of advanced remote. I.E. You set the time and then the intervalometer completes the circuit everytime the time finishes.


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