Does anyone know of any digital camera software hacks that can reduce my shutter lag ? I have a Canon PowerShot A495.

Trying to find software hacks if any to reduce the shutter lag on my Canon A495 PowerShot

Question by gday85208 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Shutter speed on Canon Ixus?

Hi guys, l'd like to ask if it is possible to make the shutter speed faster (eg. 1/1500 or something)  on the Canon Ixus 125 HS camera. If so, I'd like instructions for it and images if possible Thx in advance 

Question by NebulaIX 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Light Up Shutter Shades

Well i saw the grammys performance and i was wondering if anyone can make them like in the videoany info or instructable would be heavily appreciatedjust though it would be cool to own a pair like 0:36

Topic by ghettoblaster 10 years ago

Nikon D60 Grip with shutter release?

I have a Targus D60 grip with vertical shutter release for my D60, is there a way to make the shutter button physically trigger the camera instead of IR? There is a set of contacts in the Battery Box, are any connected to the shutter?

Question by macwhiz 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Trying to make a shutter release cable and i cant find where to solder the wires.

I put the wires through the switches and covered it with solder, then i attach both wires in random order because i did know which was which with a blob of solder and plugged it into my canon 1000d and it held the shuter randomly for 5 seconds on average randomly regardless on buttons pressed. Im supposed to attach the ON/OFF switch to the very end and the button to the middle and supposedly another wire to the base? WHERE IS THE BASE AND WHAT THE F@&K; IS GOING ON? Ive spent two hours feeling like a retarded jack@$$. please help

Question by buddhajay 7 years ago

what is the possibility of having liquid crystal shutter in a camera? Answered

I've seen many camera, they all have mechanical shutter, what is the possibility of having liquid crystal shutter in a camera,like in shutter glasses?

Question by Suraj Grewal 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Can you change the shutter speeds for any camera? Answered

I was looking to do light doodles and i decided to get a new camera

Question by Chromatica 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I make a custom shutter speed on Canon sx520hs? Answered

I have a Canon powershot SX250hs, and I want to get a custom shutter speed. How I've been told to do this is to look in my settings and try to find an option for the shutter speed. That setting will make it so that I can hold the shutter button for however long I want and that will be my shutter speed. The problem is, I can't figure it out. Does anybody own a similar camera who can help me out? Thanks in advance!

Question by www139 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Radio-controlled remote shutter release.

Hi, I have an Panasonic HVX200 video camera and I made an external switch to control the shutter for stop motion which works fine. But I want to control it wirelessly. Can a normal radio-controlled remote shutter release work for this?

Question by pulse_wid 9 years ago

Wired remote shutter release for camera w/o micro stereo plug?

Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but what I'm looking to create is a wired remote shutter release for a camera that does not have a micro stereo plug.  Existing instructables for remote shutter releases depend on the use of a stereo plug but this is not something my camera has. In particular, the camera is a Kodak Easyshare Z1012 IS and there are no accessories for the camera that permit remote shutter release (at least according to Kodak and through my google searches.  There is an "A/V OUT" USB plug, but the device is not recognized when connected to a computer and I have no clue what this plug is for).  I plan to use the camera itself in a book scanner setup.  I would simply buy a new camera with remote shutter release functionality if I could part with the money for one (in addition the camera is absolutely fine aside from the fact that it drains the batteries completely after 5 pictures, but I have a wall plug for it so that's not an issue). If you take a look at the camera in the above picture, you can see that there's simply a button on top of the camera to take a picture (like just about any other camera--the round, silver one in the upper left and closest to viewer in the above picture).  What I would like to have is a device which will "strap on" to the camera overtop that button, and which when "activated" will exert enough force to press the button.  Of course there will need to be a cord leading off of that "strapped on" device to a handheld clicker of some sort. The problem is that I have no knowledge of electronics or mechanical things--I have no idea what I could buy, modify, and then use at my disposal to accomplish the above.  This is where I was hoping the members of this forum could provide direction.  I don't expect that the solution should be spelled out word for word for me, but any ideas would be very helpful and then I can hopefully tie together the loose ends. Now, I have a soldering iron and I know well enough how to use it, but my experience is limited to simply following online tutorials step-by-step (e.g. one time I took the camera out of a UMPC and soldered in a full-size USB port, but why it worked and the thought process necessary to determine whether or not it would work in the first place are not very clear to me). A friend of mine thought that I might be able to use a "solenoid" of some sort to accomplish this (first time I had heard of such a thing, but I think I have a relatively good idea of what one is after looking into it). Likewise, if there's a better way to accomplish the above, then I'm all ears.  Maybe there is a way that I can take apart of the camera's button and set something purely mechanical up where by applying a contact to the right area results in the same effect as pressing the button.  I'll be taking apart the camera in the mean time to see what I can find.

Topic by asdfffdsa 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Voltage boost

I'm trying to make a remote shutter release for my large format lenses. I found a solenoid that will do the trick. It's 12v / 36 ohm push solenoid with 3/8" travel. I prefer to drive this thing with a single AA battery. Is there a simple way to boost 1.5v?

Topic by JonLoder 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

does anyone know to make a wired remote for canon 30D ?

Question by ComixDude 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Wi-fi enabled window shutters

I want to automate (4)  sets of window shutters (called Plantation shutters.). I have the mechanical parts worked out which I plan to power with a servo motor on each.  Can someone help me work this out? I am somewhat handicapped now and have difficulty getting around from room to room.  There are a total of (22) actual shutters, but I will have the shutters on each window linked together with a rod powered by a positioning servo...four windows...four servos.  The operation can be simultaneous.  I do not need to operate them separately. Thank you for any help you can give.

Topic by hrp1937 1 year ago

Bluetooth Game Controller as Camera Shutter ?

Hi all! This would be my first official query here in Instructables.  I'd love to know whether it would be (easily) possible to use a bluetooth game controller as a camera shutter for android or iOS. As a specific reference, I've purchased an IPEGA 9025. I trust in the ingenuity of the people here as I don't plan to spend my money on a dedicated camera shutter. Any advice or 'ible would be very much appreciated :)

Question by Joefer 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

howto make 3d shutter glasses?

I cannot find any instructable on making something like shutter glasses. my idea is: the left-eye image gets a white 10x10px rectangle in the top-left corner of the computer screen, the right-eye image gets a black rectangle. the shutter glasses would have a photoresistor glued (or somehow placed) onto that 10x10px-area for timing. but i don't know how to use that (binary) signal to control the transparency of the 2 LCDs. i don't even know which LCDs to use or where to buy it.

Question by zimmemic25 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

Digital cameras with manual shutter lock?

Can anyone (here in Photography) recommend a good quality digital camera that has a manual shutter lock? Or even one where you can set the exposure time to minutes or longer? I'm putting together an Instructable that involves single-photon counting (few Hz rate), so I need a device that can accumulate hits for the order of an hour to get a recognizable image.

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Where can I purchase shutters for an indoor playhouse?

When we finished our basement, we created a little, enclosed area under the eaves of the stairs with a small window and doorway. Would like to add a window box and decorative, little shutters. Thanks.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Where to get buttons like camera shutter buttons?

Where can I get buttons like shutter release buttons? Half press, then full press.

Topic by DELETED_bertwert 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Super Cheap and Easy WIreless Remote Shutter, Under $10

I think everyone should know about this. Its soo easy, never spend more then $10 on a wireless remote for any gadget! 

Topic by tailortrik 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Does A Mechanical Iris's Cam Wheel Size Matter? Answered

I would like to know if a Mechanical Iris's Cam Wheel Size dictates how much the shutters close.  Please and thanks.

Question by cod289722 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

USB Shutter release for CHDK Canon Digital Cameras

(Note: this is for Canon digital cameras that use CHDK firmware)I made a battery powered USB shutter release for my firmware hacked Canon A640. I used a clicky pen, some wire, a push button switch, electrical tape, and some batteries...This design will work with most Canon cameras that use CHDK firmware.Check it out over on my blog:Home USB Shutter Release

Topic by Distropolis 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Bluetooth shutter button for Raspberry Pi Camera

Hi everyone, I'm fairly new to coding on a raspberry pi and would like some help with an issue I am having.I am currently using a raspberry pi to view a live preview of the pi cam directly onto a screen. I would like to link the Pi to a Bluetooth button such as the flic button, so that when pressed, it would take an image using a python script. I have installed the flic SDK for Linux and have detected and connected to the button to view it's MAC address. I am unsure of how to proceed after this to allow the button to interact with a python script, so my question is what is the best way to proceed to do what i'm trying to achieve?. Any help would be much appreciated.

Question by Matt Delaney 1 year ago

How could I make a mechanical 1/45th sec shutter for a box camera? or how could I make a modern kodak box camera?

I was looking at the original kodak camera and was wondering if anyone had tried to make a modern version. It seems simple, but the shutter mechanism is a little unclear to me

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What mechanism should i use for automatic window swing shutter for a model house ?

What mechanism should i use for automatic window swing shutter for a model house ? Look at picture

Question by nathanpulkis2017 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

why are we asked to open the windows during take off and landing in a plane?

Ive always wanted to know why we are asked to open the shutters of an aircraft during take off and landing because the stewardess always tells me to open the shutters at that time

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Remote shutter - Transistor madness (or some other sort)

Hi all, I'm trying to build remote shutter for my camera. Intervalometer to be exact. That doesn't really matter. I have this page describing how to make a simple remote shutter. The schema is simple - trivial. However, instead of 2 physical switches, I'd like to control it using audio signal from my smart phone. I'm a programmer and I can make an app that will output signal of any volume and frequency. I'd like to control these two switches using this signal. Those switches provide 4 positions, however only 3 are needed - nothing, focus, shutter. Can anyone adjust that schema, add (probably) transistors or some other parts if needed to make this happen? Remote shutters for other cameras (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, ...) work in similar way, so similar schemas can be derived to serve whole range of digital SLRs. Motivation: I don't want to buy costly and redundant intervalometer, I can create nice app for Android which can work together with just small DIY piece of analog circuit to create wonderful timelapse videos.

Topic by skrat 7 years ago

Digital Camera with ISO, shutter speed & aperture settings

Hi, i would like to make a very flat digital camera with the possibility to change the 3 principals settings : ISO, shutter speed and aperture. I would like to change those settings with a potentiometer so by rotation or with a sliding linear spot.   First question of i use a a mobile/iPhone camera  is it possible to adjust those 3 settings electronically ? If yes what do i need to make one ? Thank you. Thomas.

Topic by ThomasDsgn 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Adapting LCD Active Shutter Glasses (3D Glasses) possible?

Can you take a pair of Active Shutter glasses, ie. Samsung and adjust how fast the glasses are flashing (They usually flash around 92hz (48hz per eye), I was wondering if you could drop that down to 4-6hz per eye(8-12 hz overall)Is this possible? With a the circuits and timers?Any ideas on how to do this?Thanks

Topic by bethekind 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Need photoelectric/laser switch to trigger a shutter on a digital DSLR. Answered

I need some type of photoelectric/laser switch (similar to that used as a garage door safety device?) to trigger a shutter on a digital DSLR. Break the beam, the switch opens a circuit  and camera takes a picture - pretty simple. Any suggestions?

Question by rdy4trvl 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

intervalometer for servo or solenoid operation? (timed button presser) Answered

HI! I would like to create timelapses with a dslr i own. My camera has no ports for a remote shutter timer unfortunately so i need an alternative. I want to build a mechanical system to hit a shutter release every X seconds. ex: servo or solenoid. it seems like this should be fairly straight forward using an arduino or even maybe just a potentiometer i just cant quite seem to fit the puzzle pieces together to make it work. i am comfortable with soldering and am alright with arduino control so dont be afraid to get a little technical haha... just not toooo much...

Question by aplauche 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Digital SLR? Answered

1. Why is the use of a mechanical mirror that has to flip out of the way still revered in Photography circles? 2. Why do Digital Cameras still use a mechanical shutter? I have what they call a bridge camera that uses a small LCD viewer (as well as a large colour LCD screen) and as far as I can tell uses an electronic shutter.  It seems to work well and is reliable.

Question by rickharris 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do you make a bluetooth remote shutter device?

Hey everyone, I’m new here so go easy and forgive any ignorance on my part! I want to create a simple Bluetooth command button that can connect to a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I’m looking at 2 options: 1. Adapting an off-the-shelf Bluetooth smartphone selfie button – but how can this be integrated to capture images from a Raspberry Pi and attached Pi camera? 2. Create from scratch a small remote control with a single command pushbutton that transmits over Bluetooth – which components could this work with this to connect to a Raspberry Pi? Can anyone help at all please? Thanks!

Question by sam r wilson 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How to change CMOS to CCD on a DSLR. I'm adamant this is possible.?

There are many pros and cons to both CMOS and CCD respectively, but I'd like to experiment with the two anyway, involving hacking a DSLR camera, which hosts a CMOS image sensor (which uses rolling shutter) and changing this to a CCD (which is an instant shutter). As well as the technical changes, would there be other things to consider, like programming within the DSLR?

Question by spreaddapoo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Indefinite capture on PC camera?

I got a cheap usb PC Camera but I need a way of getting indefinite capture, as in I need it to keep the shutter open (it uses a cmos visual detector not shutters). How would I do that? I was using a software I downloaded free from the internet. setting a really slow frame rate doesn't work for this. What software should I use, and what would I need to do to get the indefinite capture?

Question by Higgs Boson 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

DIY mechanical Iris ? Answered

Hello all, Im going to try to make a mechanical iris out of wood and make it the lid to a box type thing, as seen here, but i need a diagram or outline of what one of the shutter pieces looks like, I would like there to be only 5 shutter pieces, and i would like it if they didnt over lap each other, but any diagram of one might work, PLEASE HELP if you can. Thanks! ~captain molo

Question by Emsaid 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Remove corrosion from camera without complete disassembly? Answered

I recently got sunscreen sprayed in my camera, and now I believe the shutter button might have developed a short, which locks the camera up. Upon disassembly, I can remove the portion of the camera with selector/zoom/shutter dials, but not further disassembly can be made without some major work. Is there a way I can remove any corrosion buildup in this part without damaging it? It is not connected to any power source, so liquids are fine, but it does contain an array of plastic and metal parts, as well as ribbon cables.

Question by astroboy907 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

recharging the battery in a polaroid type600 film pack

Anybody know how to recharge the 6v polapulse battery in a polaroid 600 film pack? I'm trying to rig the whole camera up to a dslr body (essentially replace the "film capture" with digital) and fire the shutter on the 600 camera. Apparently, you can't fire the shutter without juice, and from what I understand, the 600 film battery only holds enough juice to fire 10 frames, the length of one film pack. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Maybe rigging up 6v worth of juice and connecting that to the camera itself?

Topic by poozoodle 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

how to make home made selfie flash??

how to make selfie flash for mobile phones.. which connected through audio jack and flash when shutter sounds... give me some ideas..

Question by haseeb19 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Coin Segregation Designs - Can anyone Help?

Hey Guys... Need your advise on this. from coin slot to coin segregation, so what do you think? - I plan on using ARDUINO UNO - Mainly i have thought of 2 Designs on how to do the separation of coins when it comes out of the coin slot. I have included images so you can see the my ideas. - for the 1st one (three shutters in alignment with the path of the coin), when a specific coin is detected the corresponding shutter will open. - for the 2nd one (using One Motor), when a specific coin is detected it rotates to a specific and programmed angle. - p.s. it would be most efficient if anyone can suggest how can i make the shutters in the first design reverse rotate to set it back into position. - What do you think is more Economical, Efficient, and above all much easier to do of the two? - Need your suggestions/advise/comments/recommendations on this. What do you recommend on the 2 designs? - if so, what motors can i use?

Question by Gedon 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Long Exposure Photographs

Does anyone know any computer programs, for Windows or KDE Linux, that can take long exposure pictures from a webcam? I have a professional 6 MP camera, but the shutter speed can only be adjusted to a maximum of 1.6 to 3 seconds.

Topic by ongissim 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How can I use a digital camera to obtain DSLR looking footage?

I recently bought a new video camera, the Panasonic HC-V750. Don't get me wrong, its an amazing camera and I love it, but I made the mistake of spending 500 bucks on this instead of a DSLR. I am trying to make a short film and want it to look professional. However, I know that this is almost always achieved using a DSLR and nifty editing/lighting techniques. I have the editing and lighting techniques down, but is there any way to adjust my video camera so that I can get DSLR-like quality? Like adjusting shutter or something? I know that the advantages of a DSLR are their large sensors and supreme ability to capture light using these sensors. Can I achieve this, at least a little, with my video camera? I can adjust the white balance, shutter, iris, and focus, on my camera. Any links and/or help is greatly appreciated!

Question by Adum24 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

IR LED as Camera Remote

Is it possible to use an IR LED as a camera remote? I would like to have the LED flash at like two to three minute intervals thus closing the shutter and taking a picture. Is this possible? How do I learn and then repeat the frequency that the camera needs to take the picture? TIA

Topic by sdtacoma 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Advice on making exterior more appealing.

I am in the process of renovating my house.  I have redone the porch with pvc balusters and columns but it still needs something and I don't know what it is.  Maybe the porch needs painted a different color or maybe shutters.  Im just not sure.  Anybody got any advice?

Topic by brian41527 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

hi, a long time ago whilst at college I took a photo of the orbit( or part of ) a planet.

This involved pointing camera at a planet and taking a photo but leaving shutter open for many hours. Could anybody please remind me how to do it, and any settings required, also can it be done with a digital camera? many thanks for helping me with my sons homework. barry

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How do you make a panoramic camera hat from disposable cameras?

I am interested in replicating the panoramic camera hat from the music video for Darwin Deez Radar Detector (  I know that the shutters are triggered remotely, but am unsure where to begin.  Any and all help is appreciated!

Question by abassman 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

(newsletter) Chalkboard Table, Dead PC Aquarium, iPhone Macro Photography

  Chalkboard Table Dead PC Aquarium iPhone Macro Photography Fakeaccino Hybrid Pipe Bed LED Jellies Hard Drive Light Switches Free Motion Cycling Rollers Reuse Nespresso Capsules Hard Drive Instrument Steampunk Shutter Shades Modify a Mandrel Guides Solar Panels Desserts Arduino

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Request for timer

I would like to make a timer circuit for one or two digicams. Something which would press the shutter button at a desired interval, like from 30 sec to several minutes, to make high resolution timelapses. (2 cameras for stereo, or visual - infrared) I know this should be easy, a simple circuit with relays, but having no knowledge of electronics it would help to have it pointed out step by step)

Topic by BobS 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

what to do

Christmas is coming up, yay!!! On the 6th I ordered some shutter shades from My brother is a Kanye West fan. It has been over 2 weeks (almost 3 weeks on christmas) and they still havn't shown up. If they don't come, what do I tell my brother? I'm not too worried, because the thought was there, ordering something 3 weeks before christmas is good i think.

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Lomography Konstructor - World's First 35mm DIY SLR

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Topic by lomography 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago