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D7000 quits while in interval timer shooting mode

Len Shepherd

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"RE: Ask Nikon?"

Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003
Mon 02-May-11 09:30 PM

>Doing star trails set for 30 second exposure with 20 second gap in between exposures and
>set for 450 exposures. tried this twice and the camera stopped at 179 exposures the first time and 129 the second.
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> Could it have something to do with the sensor given the continuous long exposures?
It could be the sensor temperature - I would ask Nikon.
A 30 second exposure generates a lot of sensor heat.
Liveview and video recording is limited to about 20 minutes to prevent overheating.
If the overheating is temperature rather than time controlled a temperature cut out could be operating.
You could experiment with 15 second exposures and 40 second gaps. If you get a lot more shots shooting this way the issue is likely connected to sensor temperature.
Digressing the reason for suggesting asking Nikon is what you are doing is very unusual - and may be something Nikon did not think to try when testing the camera.

Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.

Len Shepherd

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