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looking to get into more timelapse photography any tips on equipment?


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Initial post: 9 Feb 2013 11:15:23 GMT
Hi all.
Currently have a lumix g3 with 12-42 and 45 -200 lenses.
Looking to get into more time lapse photography as had a couple of good photos already. Dont have any filters yet though.
Wasn't sure if there are any better cameras and equipment to use ?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 14:18:31 GMT
Google it

Posted on 9 Feb 2013 14:23:14 GMT
Graham H says:
http://content.photojojo.com/tutorials/ultimate-guide-to-time-lapse-photography/

Posted on 9 Feb 2013 18:44:31 GMT
Thanks a lot.

Posted on 9 Feb 2013 21:40:54 GMT
Graham H says:
Sorry I can't be more help really. Time-lapse is something I've never really tried. Apart from the odd 20 second or so long exposure for light trails and such. Good luck with it though. :-)

Posted on 10 Feb 2013 19:25:32 GMT
Ive only done 30 seconds at the most , wasn't sure if other cameras had longer exposure times.I'm sure some do

Posted on 10 Feb 2013 23:37:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Feb 2013 23:49:37 GMT
Graham H says:
My Nikon D90 does up to 30 seconds in automatic metered modes, but if you buy the Nikon ML-L3 Remote Control you can do up to 30 minutes. Although in these instances you'll have to work out your own exposure times of course.
Any camera with a 'B' (Bulb) setting on the shutter speeds should be able to do something similar. Many old mechanical film cameras could quite happily do unlimited duration time exposures.

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 07:28:36 GMT
ChrisJ says:
I thought "time lapse photography" meant taking a picture, waiting a minute, taking a picture etc, then putting the stills together as a movie.
But you are talking about it as if it is long exposures...

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2013 08:44:31 GMT
yeah sorry . Long exposure is what I ment.

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 15:05:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Feb 2013 15:09:43 GMT
Graham H says:
Cokin's P filters are probably the way to go:

http://www.cokin.co.uk/pages/cokinP.htm

That way, you can use them on pretty much all lenses and you can stack them. Try that using regular screw-on filters and you'll get darker edges (Vignetting). Plus, you only need one range of filters. You can just change the holder to fit whatever size of lens you're using without having to buy all the dedicated filters again.

Cokin H270A Full ND Filter Kit

Cokin BP-400 P Series Filter Holder

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013 07:14:47 GMT
ChrisJ says:
In that case... You have had very good replies from people who could understand the intent as well as the words of your question! :-)

The idea of neutral grey filters on the lenses to reduce the light to allow longer exposures works well for me...
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