This experimental timelapse was shot using two EOS 5D Mark III side by side to get extra wide angle and no distortion

panola

From time to time I like to feature timelapse videos that in my opinion stand out from the pack. Pano LA is a time-lapse by Joe Capra that has it all: it’s a well working and interesting experimental setup and it’s visually beautiful.

What makes this timelapse of Los Angeles different from others is the setup. By using two Canon EOS 5D Mark III cameras side-by-side on a custom rig, Joe gets a very wide angle of view without the distortion that usually comes as side effect when using wide angle lenses. He used longer lenses to shoot the time-lapse, i.e. two Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L, two EF 24-105mm f/4L IS and two EF 70-200mm f/2.8. If you watch the video below, you’ll see how well the compression effect of the longer lenses works for the panoramic rendering.

In joe Capra’s words:

Shooting Pano LA has been the most ambitious, challenging, demanding, and rewarding project I have worked on to date. It was shot over a period of two years entirely in true panoramic form using two synced DSLR cameras side by side. The resulting panoramic timelapse footage comes in at a whopping 10K x 4K resolution when stitched. I did not shoot this film to achieve the extreme resolution. I shot it for the panoramic look, especially the compressed look you get when using long lenses.

Shooting panoramic timelapse was something I had always wanted to do. I love panoramic images and wanted to bring that look to timelapse, and I wanted to do it proper, not by faking it by just cropping the top and bottom of regular timelapse shots. I gave it a try many years ago but was never able to get the images from the two cameras to sync properly and get the images to stitched together correctly.

Along with the custom rig, Joe used RamperPro to control flickering and day to night transitions. For motion control he used a custom motion controller with Kessler Crane TLS with Second Shooter.

Kudos!

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Live Again: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II open box deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Live Again: Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II Open Box Deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has open box deals on the highly regarded Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, on sale at $1,699.95 instead of $1,949.95. Free shipping.

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Still Live: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II open box deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Still Live: Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II Open Box Deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has open box deals on the highly regarded Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, on sale at $1,699.95 instead of $1,949.95. Free shipping.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II open box deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II Open Box Deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has open box deals on the highly regarded Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, on sale at $1,699.95 instead of $1,949.95. Free shipping.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens is a wide-aperture telephoto zoom with image stabilization designed for professional photographers and advanced hobbyists. Designed to work with both full-frame and APS sensor Canon DSLRs, this fast autofocus high-performance lens includes four UD glass elements, which promote contrasty, accurate images. The wide constant f/2.8 maximum aperture provides shallow depth of field so the subject is better separated from the background. Improved two-mode image stabilization adds four exposure stops for handheld low-light use. A focus range limiter helps reduce focus time. Its ultrasonic motor focuses quickly and smoothly. Minimum focus is 4.9 feet. A removable tripod collar is included.

See Hong Kong in this pretty psychedelic timelapse and hyperlapse video

hong kong

Kirill Neiezhmakov made a timelapse and hyperlapse video of Hong Kong. This is for sure not your typical timelapse video. It’s a timelapse and hyperlapse video with a decent dose of psychedelic elements.

The video was made using two Canon EOS 60D, an Canon EOS 70D, Sigma 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Samyang 8mm f/3.5, Canon EF 17-55mm f/2.8, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L and a GoPro Hero 4. Adobe After Effects, Lightroom and LRTimelapse have been used for post-processing.

Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 DO in the works, patent suggests

70-200mm F2.8 DO

A Canon patent for a 70-200mm F2.8 DO (Diffractive Optics) lens. The patent was spotted by Egami, and they suggest this lens could hit the market before 2020, as replacement for the Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS.

It’s also suggested that this lens is 8K ready, i.e. ready to work with an 8K DSLR.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-80877
    • Published 2016.5.16
    • Filing date 2014.10.17
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.69
    • Focal length 72.15 134.00 193.98
    • F-number 2.91 2.91 2.91
    • Angle of view 16.69 9.17 6.36
    • Image height 21.64
    • The total lens length 223.50 223.50 223.50
    • BF 45.35 45.35 45.35
  • [0006] Conventional full high definition (number of pixels 1920 × 1080, pixel size number .mu.m) If image quality equivalent was sufficient in the conventional example as described in patent documents mentioned above. However, Super Hi-Vision (the number of pixels 8000 × 4000, pixel size 1μm before and after) for the future sought image quality, such as, is not sufficient in the imaging performance of conventional zoom lens. Therefore, further improvement of performance (in particular, reduction of the chromatic aberration amount) is required.
  • Canon patent
    • DOE ( diffractive optical element )
    • Inner zoom (Examples 2 and 3)
    • Inner focus
    • Floating (Examples 1, 4)
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