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02/16/2008 03:59:50 AM · #1
Since the D200 has a built-in time-lapse intervalometer, I've taken up time-lapse photography and stitching the 100's of photos together to create a video. Here was my second attempt. Still need to get the hang of things as far as settings, but it's still nice.


Anyways, does anyone really recommend against doing this with their DSLR? If the shutter wears out (I don't know the inner workings of the DSLR) is it something that can be replaced by Nikon if still under warranty. Or even at a small cost?

Message edited by author 2008-02-16 12:25:31.
02/16/2008 04:40:53 AM · #2
No link in your post!

I've made a few timelapses with my 30D and an intervalometer, and probably done well over 10,000 shutter actions in doing so, however even rated at 100,000 shutter actions, it'd take a while to break your camera... Im not sure what the D200 is rated for, nor do I know how much it'd cost to replace.

Heres one of my timelapses on YouTube

Message edited by author 2008-02-16 04:44:35.
02/16/2008 06:18:40 AM · #3
The D200 shutter is rated to 100,000 shutter actuations which I hear is somewhat conservative.

The shutter can be replaced, but I'm not sure cost.
02/16/2008 10:18:28 AM · #4
Originally posted by heavyj:

Here was my second attempt.

Where is your second attempt? Check your post, you didn't add a link.
02/16/2008 12:24:47 PM · #5
Sorry...I realized that I didn't add the link and when I went to put it in, there was maintenance being done on the site and I was almost on my way out to work. I added the link to the top of the post and here


Message edited by author 2008-02-16 12:25:13.
02/16/2008 12:44:04 PM · #6
I enjoyed the video! One suggestion that might help it just a little... try doing it on full manual mode. It looks like it was done in a mode that allowed the camera to periodically adjust the exposure, so there are several points where there are sudden bumps in the light. If you use manual settings, you should have a more smooth transition.

In the way of a disclaimer, I'll be glad to note that I've never tried this myself, but I'm betting this would help :)
02/16/2008 01:08:37 PM · #7
Originally posted by Simonjw:

Heres one of my timelapses on YouTube

Man, that is awesome work!
02/16/2008 01:22:03 PM · #8
Heavy, really nice! I think you need music though

Message edited by author 2008-02-16 13:22:35.
02/16/2008 04:44:31 PM · #9
the cupple things i recommend would be to shoot in manual mode like alan said and increase the framerate on the video a little becasue it looks a bit choppy, otherwise its a good start
02/17/2008 01:36:41 AM · #10
It was in manual mode...and unfortunately, I had to adjust on the go sitting outside in the cold weather, which is why you see the sudden changes. I would forget to check the exposure meter and I would jump up and slow down the shutter speed or open the aperture more. Nights to sunsets are hard to do. Here is another one of mine done on aperture priority during a sunset....kind of....


And yes...it needs music, but I'll wait till I get all the video I want from Osaka and then put it together in a nice collage of time-lapse and photos.

Here is one where it was set in shutter priority of Osaka dome, also near sunset.


The only time I would do manual is if there was going to be little or no change in the lighting...at least until I learn how to set things up right.
Leave a comment there or here if you can.

As for speeding it up, the application I'm using allows for only 15 frames per second at max.

Message edited by author 2008-02-17 01:37:40.
02/18/2008 12:34:48 PM · #11
Check this one out -- I was kinda sad to see the eagle "die and decompose". :)

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