D60 Time-lapse – Can it be done?

That is the questions, at least the question asked by Steve was…

“Can a time-lapse be done on a Nikon D60 without a laptop being left out over night?”

It doesn’t look good. I sometimes recommend Pclix as they cater for quite a range of cameras but it doesn’t appear that they cater for the D60. It looks like there are no official options for cameras using ML-L3 (only)

Is DIY an option?

There are some pretty cool DIY time-lapse rigs getting around. One I found on Flickr seems well put together but again it doesn’t look like it caters for cameras using ML-L3.

Sorry Steve, but if anyone can correct me in my research, myself and Steve would be very happy about that. Without a laptop it doesn’t seem like a reality.

[UPDATE]

It’s been some time since I tried to answer this question and it appears there are some solutions getting around now for the Nikon D60 remote time-lapse options. Thanks with the help of @irkatherine for tracking down the Yongnuo remote available here.

Yongnuo Remote (D60,D70s and D80)

This remote is compatible with Nikon D70s, Nikon D80 and Nikon D60. Here are the specifics for the remote.

Timer Remote Controller TC-80N2 is a remote switch with the following timer control and exposure count control functions. It is very useful for time-lapse photography of blooming flowers, astrophotography etc.

  • Self-timer
  • Interval timer
  • Long exposure timer
  • Exposure count control
  • Remote switch function
  • Display Light: Green LED light for 6 sec
  • Release Button: Support focus and Bulb mode shooting
  • Cable Length: 85CM
  • Type of Battery: CR2032
  • Size (W x H x D): 40 x 20 x 143mm
  • Net weight: 105g (not includes battery)
  • Compatible to: Nikon: D70s/D80/D60


Comment (1)

  1. Leif H August 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm Reply

    To mee the remote looks like a wrong marked D70/80 remote. Have to tried it to the D60, the camera doesn’t have any cable-interfaces where you can plug something like that.

    The only working option I’ve found is to use a solution like this one:
    http://luckylarry.co.uk/arduino-projects/arduino-ir-remote-intervalometer-for-nikon-d80-that-means-timelapse-photography-yarrr/

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