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Any other timelapse photographers in here? If so you may have heard of the Stage Zero dolly kit made by Dynamic Perception. Just ordered mine today, but its a small business and I'll have to wait about a month to get it.

What the mx2 controller (bundled in system) does is move your the cart along the rail, as well as control your shutter release, for fluid motion during time lapses. It can also control some telescope heads for pan and tilt motion, but those must be bought separately. I think I will use this for a while before stepping it up to panning and tilting. heres a vid:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JpZBfk0mAg[/ame]

you can order it with or without the 6 ft. rail. I was able to find the same rail on [ame="http://www.amazon.com/80-20-1030-T-SLOTTED-EXTRUSION/dp/B001F0I394/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1314602781&sr=8-2"]amazon.com[/ame] so Saved myself some cash. It wont have that nice blue finish, but it cost a lot to ship something that long. Total cost with rail is 895 + shipping, without rail its 745 + shipping. Cant wait to get it, here is the link to their website

http://dynamicperception.com/


Ok guys I kind of forgot I had this thread Going, but I finally got the dolly after 2 months of waiting! Here is a pic of it and some test shots I have done.

6082621163_a608caacdc_b.jpg

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA3WA4YwpZA&hd=1[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgMB96WGGTg&hd=1[/ame]
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Jh1RaMF70&hd=1[/ame]
Edited by lifeskills - 8/29/11 at 12:27am
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post #2 of 25
Very cool looking but ouch at the price smile.gif
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Very cool looking but ouch at the price smile.gif

I know what you mean. I almost spent that on computer parts but I'm glad i didn't. This one is pretty cheap in comparison to some other setups though
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I had helped build a DIY time lapse dolly for a shoot once. The stuff produced afterward is so amazing.
    
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I had helped build a DIY time lapse dolly for a shoot once. The stuff produced afterward is so amazing.

nice, this will be my first time working with one. I was considering DIY but I'm in a small place at the moment where It would be hard to do any work. I have been going through the forums over at timescapes.org and there are some pretty cool DIY projects there.
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Wow, that looks awesome. You're gonna have a lot of fun with that.
    
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Finally got the dolly a few weeks ago! updated OP with a pic and some test shots.
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AMAZING!

i wish i had the spare time to even do a timelapse
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thats pretty cool.

i get enough weird looks when i just setup my tripod for a shot, i could only imagine the looks you get for that
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