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Old 14-04-2012, 10:35 PM
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Another D800 Timelapse Test

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I STUPIDLY decided to ignore 7Timer this evening and not head up to Leyburn. Mark texted me and said it had cleared up out there ~7pm, just as 7Timer suggested it would. I thought I'd been cursed by new equipment, so when it looked cloudy this afternoon, I thought 7Timer was telling porky-pies and decided to stay home.

Anyway, it was still cloudy in Brizvegas so here is a cloudy time-lapse, with the occasional glimpse of Orion, taken with the D800 and 14-24mm lens.

The moon was not yet up, but unfortunately the light pollution means the sky was far from dark. These were 10 second exposures at f5, at ISO 2500. I'm very impressed at the lack of flicker, so there must be some algorithm in the onboard time-lapse software that equalises the exposures before assembling the movie file.

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Old 14-04-2012, 10:41 PM
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Fabulous David.

I think time lapses look best with a bit of cloud.

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Old 14-04-2012, 11:57 PM
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Awesomely smooth. Great camera you've got there!
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Nice one David. Yep, the short exposures and lots of F/Per sec which make it nice and smooth.
I also like some cloud for timelapses. Gives them a nice effect.

Cheers Daniel.
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Old 15-04-2012, 07:05 AM
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Fantastic!

So, this is straight out of the camera?
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Old 15-04-2012, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for the comments Gents,

Yes Deeno, this is using the onboard timelapse software - it produces a 1920x1080 25fps movie. You set the exposures (or use automatic exposures) and the interval, it does the rest.

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Old 15-04-2012, 09:55 AM
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The clouds are great in that time lapse, David. Is there any use for an intervalometer with the D800, or does it cover all the basic features by itself?

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Old 15-04-2012, 10:11 AM
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Ta Rick,

Certainly don't need an intervalometer for this stuff. There is an internal intervalometer as well for doing "manual timelapses", so I guess they are redundant.

Doesn't your D700 have an internal one? Have you used that, or is the external one easier to use?

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Ta Rick,

Certainly don't need an intervalometer for this stuff. There is an internal intervalometer as well for doing "manual timelapses", so I guess they are redundant.

Doesn't your D700 have an internal one? Have you used that, or is the external one easier to use?

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It took me a while to remember why I use an external intervalometer... it's because the built-in one on the D700 won't do exposures longer than 30 seconds.
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