Timelapse: Accessories

ION Battery System   Mfr. Site

Comments:  This is Kessler’s most advanced battery system – and it just never seems to die… ever.   Extremely dependable in any outdoor/weather situation as well.

Description (from Kessler): The ultra-light weight Kessler ION Battery System is the most innovative and robust power solution Kessler has to offer. Providing up to four times the life as other conventional batteries, it far exceeds other battery solutions on the market. Lithium Iron Phosphate addresses the four major issues with current lithium technologies: safety, life expectancy, power and environmental impact.

HyperJuice 15,600mAh Battery  B&H Mfr. Site

Comments:  This is a secret weapon – you can use it to power wireless video transmitters, or any accessory that takes USB power… not to mention Camrangers, iPads, iPhones etc.

Description (from B&H): The black HyperJuice 15,600mAh Dual USB Battery Pack with Stealth Plug from Sanho features 2 high-power USB ports capable of charging any 2 USB devices (even 2 iPads) at the same time. It features a retractable wall plug for easy recharging from any electrical outlet.

N3+ Cable

Mfr. Site

Comments:  The adaptor for Canon cameras for the control module for the Kessler CineDrive system – so you can precisely time the firing of the camera within the Kessler software.

Description: The Kessler Camera Control Module is required to use this camera cable with the Kessler ORACLE Controller. Compatible with the following: EOS 7D/5D Series/1D Series/50D/40D/20D/20/10D.  

Timer Remote controller TC-80N3 B&H Mfr. Site

Comments: This is the unit I rely on for all of my timelapse photography.   You can dial in pretty much any setting / duration / interval setting.  It’s compact and I have one with me at all times – you never know when the timelapse urge will hit!

Description: This is a remote switch with an 2.6ft cord and a self-timer, interval timer, long-exposure timer, and exposure-count setting feature. The timer can be set anywhere from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 min., 59 sec. A new dial enables you to easily enter the numeric settings with a single thumb. The LCD panel can also be illuminated.

ultraCage DSLR B&H Mfr. Site

Comments:  I LOVE these cages.  I use them extensively for both time lapse and video – the ability to have hard mounted rods and other accessories make this a GO TO accessory you won’t soon regret.  HDSLRS are NOT built to have heavy equipment mounted to them, even the tripod mount is far from ideal.   The fact that this screws in to both the base and hot shoe of your camera means you can build and entire eco-system around your HDSLR and not regret things "moving around or slipping" without permission down the line…

Description (from Redrock Micro): ultraCage is a thing of beauty. The vertical supports stretch from the ultraBase platform and wrap around the camera to meet the upper support clamp. At top and bottom are 15mm rod supports, with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting holes along the entire surface of the cage. All buttons and functions are fully accessible within ultraCage, so there’s no reason to ever take the camera out.

Trigger Trap Mobile 2.0 App Store Mfr. Site

Comments: I LOVE this software and the ability to precisely fire your camera with your iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iTouch)  – this is a wonderful alternative to traditional methods of firing your camera and you can do SO much more with it.  The only catch?   You need a spare iOs or Android device unless you want to give your phone privileges away during that all important time lapse… I highly recommend you use the HyperJuice or other powering device with this.

Description: Triggertrap Mobile is by far the best way to trigger your SLR camera from your smartphone. Our apps are completely free and available both for iPhone and Android. Perfect for timelapses, sound triggering, and much, much more.

Cam Ranger for iPad App Store Mfr. Site

Comments: This is a FANTASTIC tool for time lapse – you can basically control EVERYTHING on your camera remotely with the Cam Ranger unit  and this software – exposure, compensation, formats, (you can even fine tune focus at 10X mag) and all of this can be done IN THE MIDDLE of a time lapse… without every touching the camera.   Once again consider a HyperJuice (above) or other powering device to keep this going for long time lapses.

Description: This is a remote switch with an 2.6ft cord and a self-timer, interval timer, long-exposure timer, and exposure-count setting feature. The timer can be set anywhere from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 min., 59 sec. A new dial enables you to easily enter the numeric settings with a single thumb. The LCD panel can also be illuminated.