February 11, 2013

Time-lapse photography controller for Sony a100 DSLR

 For those of you with a Sony alpha-100 Digital SLR camera, this project may be of interest. Marc Nozell has published details of a very simple modification to an external shutter release cable that uses an Arduino to control the shutter for time-lapse purposes. You can make the hardware in less than half an hour, then have fun adjusting intervals and finding subjects to record over time, for example:

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