Category: Equipment

Spending the afternoon at Bill Mitchell’s place, testing the timelapse equipment with the Sigma 4.5mm.

Have managed to connect my old Nikon FC-E9 fisheye adaptor onto Bills Sony HDR-CX700V video camera giving a real nice quality 1k Circular output, so it looks like we might have sussed out our behind the scenes documentary rig.

Also testing out the FC-E9 adaptor on Bill’s Sony NEX 5 as a possible solution to allowing him to be shooting on up to 5 bodies at once!


Bill checking quality of lens via live view and a handy 40 inch 1080p monitor


Janire passing Bill the Nikon FC-E9 fisheye adaptor


Bill trying the FC-E9 on his Sony NEX 5n body


The Nikon adaptor also fits Bills Sony Video camera so we think this might become our 1k behind the scenes full dome format Rig.


Janire, Joe & Bill researching the FC-E9


Bill & Joe testing even more combinations!


Justin Duvall joins us via Skype to talk about best camera’s, epics vs ones etc


Bill, Janire & joe brief Justin.


Star Trail Sigma 4.5mm Timelapse Test from matt wright on Vimeo.

El Rancho Timelapse Test of Sigma 4.5mm from matt wright on Vimeo.

Just a short timelapse test sequence shot on the Sigma 4.5mm Lens that we are utilizing for the Submergence trilogy.

Location: El Rancho, New Mexico.
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 DX Circular Fisheye
Date: Saturday 25th February, 2012
ISO: 200
Interval: 5 seconds
Aperture: F8
Weather: Cold Chill, Clear Skies
Photographer: Matt Wright

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Dynamic Perception Sponsorship

I am delighted to announce that Dynamic Perception have come on board the project as equipment sponsors.

We are extremely excited to be using a couple of their amazing Stage Zero Dollies coupled with the MX2 Dolly Controller. We should have these beautifully crafted tools in our hands for initial testing later this week so expect some amazing motion sequences soon.

Dynamic Perception was founded by the creators of the OpenMoCo  with one mission, to provide low-cost and easy-to-use photographic motion-control systems. They focus on allowing creativity and experimentation through open and unencumbered hardware, firmware, and software.

Special thanks must go out to Jay Burlage, aka Milapse for giving us the chance to play with their phenomenal kit. We cant wait to see what our Academy Award winning Timelapse artist, Bill Mitchell gets upto with them!

stay tuned for more info regarding this great kit and what we get up to with it.