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Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 01:50:25 PM »
Set your shooting aperture, depress the aperture preview button then de-couple your EF lens and twist it 1/3rd away from the lock.

Good tip!  Why didn't I ever think of that?

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Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 01:50:25 PM »

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Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2013, 03:06:12 PM »
Can't watch the video, but if you really took these pictures without intervalometer, why not download Magic Lantern? 
http://www.magiclantern.fm/

+1 for Magic Lantern as it is FREE and works GREAT! I use it on my 5D Mark II for more than just a intervalometer, but it is one of the more useful features. The sunset about a little more than minute in is awesome! Great mirror effects off the boat towards the end. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2013, 09:29:28 PM »
Hi guys, i'm new on this forum, and to introduce myself there's a time-lapse!

Clouds on Vimeo

The technique of time-lapse has always fascinated me a lot, and I decided to create my own, which shows the world where I was born and where I live, where I take refuge when I want to spend some relaxing time with these landscapes that have nothing to envy to any place on earth.

I tried to look with different eyes.
I tried to remember the most beautiful places I know, then I have searched for new ones.
I waited for the right day and the right time for each shot.
I spent more than 5 hours to take pictures manually, without the intervallometer.
I took 3205 pictures in RAW, for a total of 55Gb.
I spent over 20 hours on the computer to process RAW files and to assemble the video sequences.
I spent three days listening to hundreds of audio tracks to find the right one.

This is the result.

For photos I use a 5D Mark II mounted on a Manfrotto 055XB Aluminum Tripod with Manfrotto 701HDV video head with the following lenses:
Canon EF 17-40mm f / 4 L USM
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Music:
"The Time To Run" by Dexter Britain (dexterbritain.co.uk)

Thank you for watching :)

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It was lovely! I loved the clouds and the sun. What did you use for editing it?

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Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2013, 10:38:03 PM »
Set your shooting aperture, depress the aperture preview button then de-couple your EF lens and twist it 1/3rd away from the lock.

Good tip!  Why didn't I ever think of that?

Is this different than shooting full manual?  Does decoupling save battery power?

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Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2013, 07:15:02 PM »
Set your shooting aperture, depress the aperture preview button then de-couple your EF lens and twist it 1/3rd away from the lock.

Good tip!  Why didn't I ever think of that?

Is this different than shooting full manual?  Does decoupling save battery power?

It will save battery power I suppose but thats not the main reason.

Even if you shoot on full manual the iris is stopping down each time, and it may not be exact every single time, so you get a slight exposure step, can be 1/10th of a stop, but this will be visible on your timelapse.

By de-coupling the lens with the aperture set as described the aperture is closed and thats it.  It will be the same for each shot because it is effectively locked.

Another reason is that a 10s timelapse may be 250 or 300 shots.  Thats 250 or 300 opening and closings on your aperture diaphragm and electronics that your lens could probably do without.

NB> If you use adapted manual lenses or zeiss cine or samyangs with a mechanical iris then this won't be an issue.

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Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2013, 07:15:02 PM »