Intervalometer BS from Canon- may switch to a value added brand!!!

Started Apr 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Timbukto Veteran Member • Posts: 4,988
Re: Intervalometer BS from Canon- may switch to a value added brand!!!

summitphotographer wrote:

So...we have a hummingbird nest on our back porch with 2 eggs and a faithful mom, we are trying our best to not disturb her, I've been able to setup my tripod in a way she tolerates, but my 5D, 10D, and LX5 all lack a built in intervalometer.  I dug through an old drawer and found our Powershot S40, charged up the batt, and checked the menu, it has a built-in intervalometer which allows for 1-100 shots from 1 min to 60min apart.  wtf Canon, why does my 11 year old digicam have this feature and my $7K worth of later bodys do not?  There's no excuse for this, there's no reason to force people to buy the f#*king electronic shtter release, especially now that Nikon, Pany, and Sony have the intervalometer built in like the ole S40.

I'd like to post some 5D 100 2.8 Macro photos of the little nest, but instead I'll post some S40 intervalometer pics.

To be fair I'm going to post something similar in the Pany forum because my LX5 lacks this feature also, wheras the LX7 includes it- also BS.

If I don't see some firmware updates for the 5D and later bodies that include the intervalometer, I'm gone and gonna pawn my Canon S#!t for somthing more reasonably supported.  Behind on sensor tech, behind on priceing models, that may be new, but screwing your customers out of basic features not so new.

The Canon 6D has a quiet shutter, lets you shoot remote via smartphone or tablet and wi-fi.  Is not behind on pricing because at this moment I see the body being priced below $1400 effective cost on certain deals (that are easily searchable).  Canon firmware also is the most advanced in terms of MFA with MFA adjustment at wide and tele of zooms.  Its the most well-written and extendable via efforts through Magic Lantern (i.e. Canon has better software engineering here vs throwing together some new spaghetti code *per* model, etc).

Pricing on Canon was good enough for me to buy the 5DMKII for cheap, sell it at no loss, and buy the 6D for even cheaper which I'll get tomorrow.

Thus the fact that I can get a cheap FF camera for $1300-1400 (if you search enough), or $1500-1600 if you don't search, or $1700+ if you are just too plain lazy to even bargain shop, with GPS and wi-fi with firmware that is already going at a steady pace with developers dedicated to it with ML codebase, gives it a rather strong base to do more than fire off blind shots at a given interval.  I'd say being able to *see* what you are shooting and control focus remotely, etc with a quiet shutter to boot is overall even *better* for your intended purposes.  And I get low-light capability at the level of the 1DX.

So why so much complaining?

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