Welcome to Emeric's Timelapse Gear Page. On this page, you will find links to all the gear I use to create those amazing timelapse and hyperlapse videos.

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Cameras

 

Canon 6D

One of my main camera, the amazing Canon 6D. Canon has been my go-to cameras for the past 6 years for their reliability and battery performance. The 20.2 Megapixels camera allows me to shoot some 1 sec interval timelapse day and night. This is the best Canon full-frame camera for that price!

 

Canon 5D Mark III

 

 

The well known Canon camera 5D Mark III is a great tool for timelapse photography. The image quality and low light performance it the main raison I chose this camera along with the 6D. One of the best Canon camera on the market right now. 


Lenses

 

Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM

Sharp, affordable and reliable, the Canon 24-105mm f4L is a great lens for full frame and APS-C cameras. It covers a very wide focal range from wide to close up and offers so much possibility in the timelapse industry!

 

 

Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM

The Canon EF 17-40mm is a full frame wide angle lens from Canon and is awesome for timelapse photography. It offers a lot in urban and buildings photography. I also use it once in a while to shoot my hyperlapses.

 

Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM

One of the most popular lens out there, the 70-200mm from Canon is a must-have. This zoom lens offers a lot of possibility, specially when shooting a subject from far away. I chose the simple f4L USM over the f2.8 and IS (Image Stabilization) because I do not need IS and f2.8 for timelapse photography. They are also way more expensive and heavy for the same image quality!

 

Samyang 14mm f2.8 Lens for Canon

Samyang and Rokinon have similar products and this 14mm f2.8 is one of the best value for money you can have on the market right now. This lens is amazing and very cheap. I use it for Astro-Timelapse when shooting the Milky Way and sometimes when shooting urban and very wide angle in the city! The image quality is unbelievable for a $300 product.

 

Canon EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender

This extender is a great way to double your focal without buying a new lens. I am using it with my 70-200mm and get a 140-400mm lens for only 1/4 of the price. Now, I can shoot some amazing moonrise timelapses for example!


Motion Control

 

Kessler Crane Second Shooter Plus Pan & Tilt Head + Stealth Slider

Panning, sliding and tilting is an important part of timelapse photography. I wanted to create the smoothest motion possible. I found that Kessler Crane Second Shooter Pan and Tilt Head with their slider is one of the best tool on the market right now. Set up the number of pictures you want and your interval along with keyframes to create beautiful motion controlled timelapses.

 

RAM Motorized Slider from Revolve Camera

This slider was the first one I used in my timelapse life. It's a great and affordable tool to create smooth motion on your timelapses. Set up your shot and turn on the motor. You only have 2 buttons on the controller, the direction and the speed, can't be easier than that!

 

Revolve Camera Dolly + 6 Foot Tracks

What I like with this system is you can chose your track length between 2 and 6 foot because it's made of 3x2 foot sections. It's so light and very easy to carry and to assemble. Then I use the motorized dolly on the top of it to create some smooth motion controlled timelapses!


Learn Timelapse Photography

Having gear is awesome, but knowing how to use it is more important. In this 4 hours course, I teach you everything you need to know about timelapse photography. You'll learn how to shoot and edit simple day timelapses to astro-timelapses and also Holy Grail Day to Night.

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Accessories

 

Polaroid Intervalometer Remote Control

When it comes to cameras and lenses, I am a huge Canon fan boy. But when it comes to accessories, I would suggest to avoid Canon if you don't want to spend too much. A huge number of brands make affordable and reliable products for a lot less money. And this is the case for this Polariod Intervalometer that I have been using for years now (and still didn't change the batteries). It costs only $25 (compare to $200 for the Canon one) and does exactly the job it was built for!

 

Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 055 Aluminium 3-Section Tripod

Manfrotto probably makes the best tripod on the market right now. Obviously the price is high, but the quality is here. I went with the Manfrotto MT055 because it wasn't too big but still steady and easy to carry. I am using it with a fluid head to get steady day to night timelapses. I also use it with my Kessler Crane equipment, the pan & tilt head and the Stealth Slider.

 

Manfrotto 502 Video Fluid Head

When you start working with heavy equipment like sliders and big cameras, you need a steady head to get steady timelapses. This head goes perfectly well with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 and offers so much possibility in timelapse and hyperlapse photography.

 

Gorillapod Joby Focus

I needed a small and steady tripod for places where regular tripods are not allowed. The Joby Focus is perfect, very solid and can hold a heavy Canon with lens. I shot so many timelapses with this gorillapod and never leave the studio without it.

 

Breakthrough Photography ND filter

Having the possibility to shoot long exposure photography during the day requires ND filters. I chose Breakthrough Photography 6-Stop and 10-Stop ND filters for their excellent reviews online.

Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

This tripod is very useful when you need to get something steady on a table or when you are shooting. I used it a couple of time for my timelapse work but my camera and lenses get very heavy and the mini tripod can't follow up with that. It's great for so many other things though, like microphone, iPhone or smaller cameras.

Revolve Camera Tripod

When you are travelling a lot, you need some handy and easy to carry tripod. This is why I get a couple of ball head tripods from Revolve Camera. They are very light and easy to work with and still very strong when it comes to timelapse photography.


Memory

 

SD Cards

Memory is very important. No SD cards, no photos. I am working with fast and professional SDXC cards reading datas between 90 and 150 mb/s, Class 10 U3. Fast cards are important in timelapse photography to reduce the buffer time as much as possible and allow the camera to take the next picture very quickly. I work most of the time with Lexar and PNY but have plenty of backup cards from Transcend that I sometime use when I am traveling.