Showing posts with label Time Lapse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Time Lapse. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meike Vertical Grip for the Sony A7 Cameras

3rd Party Vertical Grip for the Sony a7 Cameras


Here is a third-party version of Sony's VG-C1EM Vertical A7-Series Camera Grip by Meike. Their model designation is MK-AR7. It duplicates the front and rear dials, shutter button, and the C1 button for use in a vertical shooting orientation. It provides room for a 2nd battery to extend shooting. It also has a receiver for a wireless remote with timer for time lapse photography.

We have not used this Meike MK-AR7 ourselves but the price is very tempting. The added battery is a plus but we always carry extra. The support provided by the grip is the major feature of this grip. We always have to warn people that 3rd party accessories causing damage to your Sony a7 will not be covered by warranty.

See the video and data sheet below to see if the MK-AR7 will work for you.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tilt Shift Timelapse from Sony NEX-6 and A7s by darwinfish105


darwinfish105 used the Sony NEX-6 time lapse app at 1 second intervals and the Sony A7s with the RM-VPR1 remote in continuous mode to produce this wonderful time lapse.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wired Remote for Sony A7 Cameras

sony a7 wired remote intervalometer timelapse

Wired Remote Cord on Sony A7


Sony A7r HDR Timelapse with Wired Remote


Equipment required:


Sony A7 Camera Settings:
  • Aperture Priority (shutter speed will be varied)
  • ISO 100
  • Remote Control: ON
  • Drive Mode: Continuous Bracketing, 3 or 5 shots, EV Range?
  • Manual Focus


Remote Timer Settings:
  • DELAY:  Set countdown timer to when 1st shot is taken.
  • LONG:  Set to time longer than total time for all bracket shots.
  • INTVL:  Time between bracket intervals.
  • N: Set to number of bracket sets required.



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NEX-5R Tokyo Time Lapse by gsuraki

Miniature Tokyo by gsuraki


Here's an interesting use of the PlayMemories Time Lapse app available for both the NEX-5R and NEX-6.

Thanks gsuraki!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sony NEX-6 Milky Way Time Lapse

Milky Way Time Lapse by David H.


Here are the settings David H. used on his NEX-6 with the help of PlayMemories Camera Apps.
Camera settings: 16mm, ISO 1600, f3.5, 30sec.To extend the battery life I made a cover to put over the EVF to trick the camera. This turns off the light on the back of the main screen and conserves a lot of power. I did this using the Time Lapse app on 40 second intervals (10 seconds longer than exposure time to allow the camera to process images). Still trying to figure out if you can use the Time Lapse app in RAW format.

Here is a video showing the NEX / Time Lapse App interface.

NEX PlayMemories Camera Apps Time Lapse


The Time Lapse App is available for $9.99 from the PlayMemories Camera App store. PlayMemories Camera Apps are compatible with Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras.


Friday, August 31, 2012

NEX-5R PlayMemories Camera Apps Demo Video

sony nex-5r playmemories app

NEX-5R PlayMemories Interface


PlayMemories Camera Apps Demo Video

So how does the PlayMemories Apps work on the Sony NEX-5R? Here is a video from Sony Australia showing the whole procedure from connecting to the PlayMemories store via WiFi, selecting a new PM App, downloading wirelessly, and installing the PM App on the NEX-5R.

sony nex-5r playmemories app

Installing PlayMemories App on NEX-5R

Here are the PlayMemories Apps that we already need:
  • Time Lapse - no need for an intervalometer, separate units from Canon and Nikon are over $100.
  • Smart Remote Control - view what the camera sees from your phone or tablet and control the shutter.
  • Bracket Pro - for the HDR (high dynamic range) junkies. Let's hope it allows for +3 / -3 EV range in multiple steps.

We hope that all the apps are available in all shooting modes. I can already see all the HDR time lapse movies coming from the NEX-5R with PlayMemories Apps.


sony nex-5r playmemories app

NEX-5R Time Lapse Mode via PlayMemories App



sony nex-5r playmemories app

Smart Remote Control for Wireless External Display


Check out the PlayMemories Camera Apps teaser site at www.sony.net/pmca.

The camera app is nothing new. Here are Minolta Expansion Cards first introduced in 1989 with the release of the Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / Alpha 5000i.
minolta custom cards sony nex apps

Camera Apps by Minolta from Grooved Ware People, on Flickr.



Pre order the NEX-5R at Amazon.

Friday, November 11, 2011

NEX-5N Tokyo Time Lapse By Okometubu



Here is a time lapse video by Okometubu made with the Sony NEX-5N and the Switch Science intervalometer that we posted about last July.

Here is the list of Nikon lenses used on the NEX via a lens adapter:
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor 20mm f/2.8s
  • AF Nikkor 50mm F1.8D
  • AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
  • Nikkor 28mm f/3.5


Nice work Okometubu!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

NEX Intervalometer via MP3 Player



A Russian blog, habrahabr.ru, has posted an very interesting DIY intervalometer remote for the Sony NEX-5. The intervalometer uses an MP3 player which has an infrared dongle to transmit the shutter command for the NEX-5. Remember that only the NEX-5, which has an IR receiver, can use a remote to control the shutter.

You can then modify the MP3 file to create an intervalometer out of the MP3 player by adding gaps between the shutter release signal.

Create an IR transmitter for your MP3 player. Set the NEX-5 to remote shutter mode. Play the MP3 file and the shutter of the NEX fires.

We have not tested it. Check out habrahabr.ru for full instructions.

sony nex mp3 ir remote

MP3 Player with Infrared Transmitter

Saturday, June 25, 2011

NEX-3 NEX-C3 Intervalometer from ByMac Inventions



ByMac Inventions sent us an email informing us of their new creation. It is an all mechanical intervalometer which is perfect for the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-C3. The NEX-3 and NEX-C3 do not have infrared remote capability, which previous NEX-5 intervalometers used to control the shutter.

The Tempus ALL uses a servo arm to press the shutter button. It will work with the NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-5 and many cameras that it can be properly attached to.

An all mechanical intervalometer like the Tempus All has several advantages on the NEX cameras.
  • The NEX can go to sleep and have it's LCD off to preserve battery life.
  • The NEX can be in any shooting mode. Set the NEX to HDR mode and you can create an HDR time lapse movie.

The Tempus ALL Intervalometer will be released on July 19th at a price of $149.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Time Lapse Video with Sony NEX-5 and Pclix XT

Time Lapse Video with Sony NEX-5



Here's another time laps video with the Sony NEX-5. This video was created by myreiseblog. The NEX-5 was triggered via infrared using a Pclix XT intervalometer.

The images from the NEX-5 were edited and the cool zooming effect was done in the video editor. We can see the Sony NEX's auto-HDR being utilized.

Thanks myreiseblog!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tempus NEX Sony NEX Intervalometer Remote



Here is the Tempus NEX, an intervalometer infrared remote for Sony Alpha cameras including the NEX. The Tempus NEX was created by bymac.org and will be available on June 15th according to the Tempus NEX website. The Tempus NEX will cost $69, we're not sure if that includes worldwide shipping, it is being made in Portugal. Send an email to tempus@bymac.org if you are interested in this intervalometer for time lapse movies.

Here is a sample time lapse movie by bymac.org made with the Tempus NEX and a Sony NEX-5. The Tempus NEX will work with Sony Alpha cameras with IR remote receivers, e.g. A900 and SLT-A55.



Unfortunately the NEX-5 does not go into sleep mode when it is in Remote Shutter mode. The screen will be on and draining the battery while waiting for the IR signal. Have extra batteries ready when doing intervalometer shots.

We are hoping that the next firmware will allow us to turn off the screen as an option.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sony NEX-5 iPhone Remote Shutter App



bikr posted a proof of concept for Apple for the upcoming Sony NEX-5 remote shutter release app for the Apple iPhone.

The App sends the Sony NEX-5 an IR signal through a transmitter connected to the iPhone. Two shutter release signals can be sent, immediate release and with a 2 second delay. The Sony NEX-5 remote below has the same capability.

sony nex apple iphone app remote

The Sony NEX-5 iPhone Remote Shutter App should also be able to control other Sony Alpha cameras with IR receivers. The NexRemote App will be in the iPhone App Store soon.

A suggestion would be to make it an intervalometer App for time lapse photography.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sony NEX-5 gentLED Auto Intervalometer

Sony NEX-5 Time Lapse Video using gentLED Auto Intervalometer by xironmonkyx



Here is another intervalometer for the Sony NEX-5 for creating time lapse videos. It is a gentLED Auto infrared trigger. Here are the main features of the gentLED Auto:

  • Variable delay from 2 seconds to 30 minutes
  • Built-in on-off switch and battery (included with unit)
  • RED LED indicator when the unit has triggered the camera
  • Weighs only 0.6oz, 18g (including battery)
  • Comes complete with velcro pads, and Operating Manual - all you need to take picture


sony nex-5 gentled time lapse intervalometer


Here is the operating manual for the gentLED auto. Check out Gentles Limited for more info on the gentLED auto.

Unfortunately the NEX-3 does not have an IR receiver.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DIY Sony NEX Intervalometer



hel1x sent us info on his "do it yourself" intervalometer for the Sony NEX-5 using a generic wireless infrared remote. He was trying to decipher the switch-science intervalometer website but decided that he can build his own time lapse controller for the NEX-5. The circuit controls when the shutter button is depressed, by shorting the connection. The interval can be between 6-14 seconds.

Here are some pictures of his device. This also works for other Sony Alpha cameras not just the NEX.

sony nex time lapse intervalometer
sony nex time lapse intervalometer

sony nex-5 remote shutter release infrared

Generic Remote for the NEX-5



Thanks hel1x! Maybe he can send us the wiring diagram? :D

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sony NEX-5 Time Lapse Videos

Here are 3 time lapse videos taken with the Sony NEX-5 using the Switch Science Remote Intervalometer we posted back in July. The results look great.







Thanks OkometubuY and ienaga045 for the great shots and editing!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sony NEX-5 Intervalometer for Time Lapse Photography



One major difference between the NEX-5 and NEX-3 is that the NEX-5 has a sensor for wireless triggering. The Sony NEX User Manual mentions remote capability of the NEX-5 but it doesn't mention which remote works. We are assuming that the Sony RMT-DSLR1 Remote Commander but we can't confirm that.

It looks like some ingenious person has figured it out for us. The video above shows an infrared remote controller triggering the NEX-5's shutter. It also allows for intervalometer shooting for time lapse photography, but the intervals are limited. Google translate says "Seconds can be set from 1 to 16 as in the range of 37 seconds." Please let us know if you have a better translation.

Check out switch-science for more info. Buyer beware.

sony nex-5 intervalometer time lapse remote
sony nex remote commander rmt-dslr1