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Hello,
How are you ladies and gentleman doing today hope that it has been warmer where you are located. But to the point

I'm wondering if it's possible to attach an ssd as an external instead of using the compact flash,
Is this possible todo with out buy a 700 dollar wireless file transmitter,
It's for 24 hour plus for time lapses and i know most of you will go this is way over your head
Blah blah but it's not for me it's a request to help find information and how to for DIY projects to make this cheaper

Have also a 6d and two 5d3 in this projext
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The easiest thing would be to tether to a laptop and capture your images that way. In terms of actually connecting to some sort of external storage > the size of easily obtainable CF/SD cards, I don't believe there's a solution that will allow shooting directly to an external source like a HDD.
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ya we know about the tethering, i wonder if there is a way to get a screen filter that is red to lower the light way down so it does not interfere so much with the ambient lighting while shooting at night for timelapse and such like that....
gotta look towards instructables
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turn the brightness all the way down, cover it with a blanket or something...?
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turn the brightness all the way down, cover it with a blanket or something...?

was going to suggest that as well thumb.gif
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very true that is one way to do it thats what we have been doing

Also know of a awesome way to make external batteries for these two cameras by chance?

Im going to do more research in the morning but tonight enjoying the snow that is falling finally in flagstaff then morning comes for research of battery tricks to make awesome 24 hour in length charges for two cameras plus
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Probably not. Best bet is going to be getting a working grip for the camera and just using two fully charged batteries. If you turn image review off on the LCD, you'll get at least a thousand shots out of each battery (provided they're fully charged and you're not in terrible shooting conditions). The other good thing is that with a grip, if you need to change batteries it opens on the back so there's slightly less likelihood of unnecessarily moving the camera to change batteries if necessary (even the slightest nudge during a timelapse can be a serious pain).
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Im yet to hear about any external batteries or DC power for dslr cameras. People have been working on that to help with dslr video shooting. I havent been keeping up past few months so its possible something is out there. But i think i would have received excited phone calls/texts from a few people if it did come out
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Im yet to hear about any external batteries or DC power for dslr cameras. People have been working on that to help with dslr video shooting. I havent been keeping up past few months so its possible something is out there. But i think i would have received excited phone calls/texts from a few people if it did come out
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Probably not. Best bet is going to be getting a working grip for the camera and just using two fully charged batteries. If you turn image review off on the LCD, you'll get at least a thousand shots out of each battery (provided they're fully charged and you're not in terrible shooting conditions). The other good thing is that with a grip, if you need to change batteries it opens on the back so there's slightly less likelihood of unnecessarily moving the camera to change batteries if necessary (even the slightest nudge during a timelapse can be a serious pain).

Seriously guys? I thought you would have already known. These have been out for years.
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very true that is one way to do it thats what we have been doing
Also know of a awesome way to make external batteries for these two cameras by chance?
Im going to do more research in the morning but tonight enjoying the snow that is falling finally in flagstaff then morning comes for research of battery tricks to make awesome 24 hour in length charges for two cameras plus

Yes, there is. smile.gif You could go the DIY route, external battery or even just an AC adapter if you have access to it.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/AC-Adapters-DC-Couplers/ci/1099/N/4288586265

http://www.switronix.com/products?page=shop.browse&category_id=39 There is a lot of external batteries out there as well.

There are many DIY verisons out there. Most will usually used with lead batteries since they tend to last the longest. It's rather simple. Usually a gutted battery or just one of the DC coupler batteries, a cigarette lighter socket then a DC to DC adapter with selectable voltage.

You just have to make sure you have right pin and connectors for the batteries.
    
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unfamiliar with that company. and have never seen anyone use their products before. we generally just keep a bag of like 10 batteries when working. im still yet to see an external brick battery for DSLR cameras. that is what i though that in question. not the ability to hook a DSLR up to wall power which i have never seen anyone do before either.

by brick i mean a battery the size and weight of a brick
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