Way to trigger image stack on Canon 400D?


#1

I experimented with an iPhone app that stacked more than 40 images to reduce digital noise. It was reasonably effective. Anyone know of a piece of gear that will let me trigger the shutter that way on my Canon 400D Rebel?


#2

Magic Lantern? However, the buffer won’t allow for that many shots in rapid succession. That means more ghosting…


(Mica) #3

A cable release and burst mode? I have a product called the Vello Shutterboss that has a timer function.


#4

That was going to be my suggestion, too, with the caveat that the 400D bursts are limited to 27 JPEG or 10 RAW. Other mandatory accessory, a very sturdy tripod.


(Flössie) #5

While “Magic Lantern” is almost always the right answer for missing Canon features

  1. ML isn’t available for the 400D, and
  2. AFAIK the intervalometer won’t do bursts, but I might be wrong.

Best,
Flössie


(Kees Guequierre) #6

There is , https://github.com/400plus/400plus .
But i think just getting a shutter release is easier, they cost next to nothing on ebay.
Or build one yourself, Canon uses a 2.5mm jack for the release.


#7

Not in all models though. The 400D seems to feature that though. So building the cable should be easy.


#8

For a long time, Canon’s “entry models” (1XXXD and XXXD) have used a jack and SD cards, while the expert/pro models used the “N3” connector and CompactFlash. However the N3 connector is fading away together with the CompactFlash, and my 70D has a jack and uses SD cards.


(Kees Guequierre) #9

Canon’s propetary connector is used on the xxD and xD models, all others have 2.5mm jack afaik
Then again. I’ve bougth a cheap remote release to get that connector for my focus stacking jig


(Morgan Hardwood) #10

By far the best camera accessory money can buy:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Timer-Remote-Control-Removable-Cable-For-Canon-1200D-60Da-70D-60D-700D-600D-100D/382295017695

Works as an intervalometer if you insert batteries, or as a wired shutter release (with an on-lock) even without batteries.


#11

OK I looked a Vello Shutterboss and that is very promising, as well as related products/options like the eBay link. There is a Magic Lantern spinoff (?) called 400+ on Github, but I think several of you are suggesting that my 400D can only be pushed so far. Really appreciate the help!


#12

For those of us in the U.S. … eBay stateside