My question is: What do I need in order to trigger a bracket series without touching the camera, not be touching holding down the shutter release? I know how to set up my bracketing sequence. But I don't want to hold down the shutter release.
Do I need a cable release, remote, or what camera setting?
In general, you need to press the camera's shutter release for each frame in single-release mode or hold down the camera's shutter release in continuous-release mode to get all the frames at once.
By using a remote release (wired or wireless), you can remove your hand from the camera's shutter release by using the remote's shutter release in the same manner.
If you are looking to get all three frames without holding down either of the shutter-release switches (ie, get all three frame with a single press-release), you can try looking at the camera's "interval timer" settings.
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Is my response,#3, blanked out or something? It does just what you are asking for with mirror up and all shots in a single press with a wired remote and all shots with mirror up by pressing your ML-L3 with 3 presses of the remote button. Both hands off.
I use "Live View" with the MC-DC2. Using the ML-L3,I could not find a way to trigger a complete series with one push of the button, had to depress the shutter release on the ML-L3 for each image and also do not see a way to use it beyond 30".
>I use "Live View" with the MC-DC2. Using the >ML-L3,I could not find a way to trigger a complete series with >one push of the button, had to depress the shutter release on >the ML-L3 for each image and also do not see a way to use it >beyond 30". > >Rick
Rick - You are saying that you don't see any way to use the MC-DC2 beyond 30", correct?
That's not a problem for me. It does sound like that is exactly what I need. Going to go order one now...
No the opposite, the MC-DC2 is a wired cable release that is usable for any length of time. The ML-L3 has a limit of a 30 second single exposure but it might be able to trigger a long exposure in a bracket series(I never tried that out). I went to the MC-DC2 because it only takes one depression of the release button to get all your images in a bracket sequence,which is fast and easy and in "Live View" the mirror stays up for the entire sequence. With the ML-L3 you have to press the release button for each image in the series. The MC-DC2 is $25.00, there is also one from Vello for about $7.00.
You are welcome, John. I also use it not only for brackets but for macro with live view. Works great that way as you can zoom in and see any movement in your subject and still shoot without the mirror cycling.