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Time Lapse Video

Postby admin » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:39 pm

Hello everyone:
As some of you know, I got a Canon 5DMk11 a few months ago, mostly for video. But, I have discovered the camera is also excellent for doing time lapse photography.

Here is one that I did just recently.

http://www.video-vermont.com/video/?p=131


This 30 second video required taking an image every 2 seconds for about 15 minutes. Naturally I am concerned about wear and tear on the shutter and the lens iris. Anyone know much about that? I used a 70-200 Canon zoom set at about 150mm


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Postby Andy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:42 am

Hi Tim: Some "quick and dirty" Google research tells me that the Canon "pro" SLR bodies are designed for actuations in the 100 of thousands. Thats a lot of "trips." My guess is that the lens iris issue is even less of a worry. I have used Nikkor lenses on my Nikon that are years old and in some cases were well used. While they are mechanical and that means -- like a car -- they might break down unexpectedly, I wouldn't worry much about it myself.
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Resilience

Postby admin » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:07 am

Good to know...was worried about it. Thank you

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Postby faxmachineanthem » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:54 pm

That was really cool. I love time-lapse. There's probably a lot of interesting things you can do with that feature.

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Postby Andy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:41 pm

Tim: Don't know if you saw this, but one of the current TV show episodes was recently shot completely with your Canon DSLR!!!! That's pretty amazing
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