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Olympus compability

Has anyone tried the Timelapse + with a Olympus E-M5 or E-M1?

I wonder if its possible for auto brambing, iso adjust etc. on those cameras. 



Hi Torkild,

As far as I know, none of our customers has ever used a Timelapse+ with the Olympus EM-5 or EM-1, I did some research on these cameras, and it seems that they don't offer USB control for any of the camera's functions. Do you know of any such capability on these cameras? The auto bulb-ramping mode, which includes aperture and ISO control, would not be possible on these cameras without USB control. Also, these cameras are not SLR cameras, which may be an issue.

A Timelapse+ would be able to control the shutter in bulb mode or normal shutter mode, and that is about all it can do.. An Olympus camera would either use the IR trigger mode for this, or use a shutter release cable. Your camera would probably use the P12 cable as shown on: http://www.timelapseplus.com/adaptor-cables

Shutter control is all that is needed for the basic time=lapse mode, where the photos are shot once per interval at constant exposure settings. If an exposure change is needed while in time-lapse mode, The shutter speed can be changed manually either on the camera or the TL+, but any ISO or aperture change has to done manually on the camera.

Regards,
James


 

Same goes for Panasonic GH4?

Hi Torkild,

 

That's right, it's pretty much the same. Many customers have used the TL+ with a Panasonic camera, but only in the standard time-lapse mode. We had one customer that was trying to get the TL+ to work with the GH4, and he discovered that he had some USB capability, but he was only able to get shutter control in time-lapse mode. The customer got a response when he clicked "Connect -> USB", and the camera make showed up on the display, but nothing else. In order for bulb-ramping to work, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO must also appear on the display. If these parameters don't appear, they can't be controlled, and bulb-ramping wouldn't be possible.


It is possible to control the aperture and ISO via USB, but it can only be done with the proprietary "Promote Control Software" that runs on a PC, laptop, or the Promote Controller device. This software is not standard on the TL+, which uses the standard PTP request/response protocol.


If the Panasonic GH4 is used in the basic time-lapse mode, it would probably use the P3 cable as shown on: http://www.timelapseplus.com/adaptor-cables.


Regards,

James


Regards,
James

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