OLY-EM-5 - interval or time lapse shooting

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by polarpix, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. polarpix

    polarpix Mu-43 Regular

    I can usual decipher camera manuals but I have to admit defeat this time. I'm trying to set my EM-5 for time lapse shooting or Interval shooting as it's called by some manufacturers. I've read and re-read the manual but can not figure out how to do it. The EM-1 and EM-10 is quite clear but not the EM-5. What am I missing? Can it not do time lapse or am I having another seniors moment where my brains turn to mush :confused:
  2. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2012
    I believe the E-M1/10 are different to the E-M5. When I do time lapse/star trails I have to use a remote shutter controller with the anti-shock function set.
  3. polarpix

    polarpix Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Patrick. I assume from your answer that my EM-5 can't be set for interval shooting. Darn - I wanted to do storm cloud formations at 30 second intervals. At this time of year we have spring storms that move thru quite quickly and we get some interesting formations. Regretfully I'll have to dig out my Nikons - or go and buy the EM-1 :biggrin:

  4. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Or buy a remote with intervallometer on eBay or Amazon.
  5. polarpix

    polarpix Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Mattia that's a good idea I know my Banker (wife) would agree with you. Off I go to check e-bay.
  6. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    you need a remote shutter cable. It does not have to have the intervalometer function, any cheap cable will work. You will then set shutter shock delay (from 1/8s to 30s) in continuous shooting drive mode. Set the remote shutter to "hold".
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  7. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2012
    you don't need an intervallometer really (maybe in some situation it would come in handy), just a cheap remote shutter, mine cost $5 on amazon and works perfectly. Just plug in E-M5 remote shutter into the amazon search engine and I'm sure you'll get plenty of results.
  8. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2012
    you beat me to it :thumbup:
  9. Nepherim

    Nepherim Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2012
    NJ, USA
  10. polarpix

    polarpix Mu-43 Regular

    My thanks to everyone you've all been a great help. The bad news is that now I don't have an excuse to buy the EM-1. :frown:
  11. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    I use the Pixel TW-282 wireless remote (with the right cable for the E-M5). You should get it for less than $100.
  12. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    If you are more into timelapse and already have a smartphone, maybe TriggerTrap is something for you. If I remember this correctly, there should already be a thread about it in this forum.
  13. LCONE

    LCONE New to Mu-43

    Oct 31, 2012