Infrared moon-set timelapse possible with GX200?

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Infrared moon-set timelapse possible with GX200?

Postby Scobra » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:30 am

I just bought a GX200, with the intention of making some time lapse films. So far it has been good fun with clouds illuminated by setting suns. I am thinking about investing in an infrared filter, after I chanced upon this incredible moonset timelapse on YouTube, shot in infrared. But I'm wondering whether the GX200's 24mm wide angle lens will minimize and shrink the moon to a great extent. Maybe better with one of my longer lens cameras... or shoot in high res then crop?
Link to clip: its the last 11 seconds of this 26 second clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV1VMzSboXo
Incredible colours hey? He gives some tips about changing white balance there, but I'm wondering whether the orange colours are more due to the moon-set co-inciding with the sun setting, rather than any IR effect... meaning such clips might be possible without an IR filter, but only once in a blue moon (pardon the pun).
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Re: Infrared moon-set timelapse possible with GX200?

Postby odklizec » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:19 am

Hi Scobra and welcome on the board. I think such timelapse should not be a problem with GX200? True, the moon could be a bit small at 24mm ;) But max zoom should help a bit? Eventually, you can buy Ricoh TC1 to extend the GX200 focal length to 135mm. This will not turn your GX200 into an astronomical telescope. However, it should be enough for timelapsing like in this youtube example.

BTW, if you are a timelapse beginner, you should not miss this extensive source of timelapse (mainly Ricoh GX100) photography:
http://www.setvak.cz/timelapse/timelapse.html

Enjoy your new camera and this forum! ;)
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Re: Infrared moon-set timelapse possible with GX200?

Postby 33dollars » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:36 pm

Hi Scobra & welcome to the Ricoh forum.
If you were to fit a TC-1 to your GX200 & go full pelt with the zoom, there is no where for a IR filter. :(
But it would bring the moon closer to you. Also I think some of the colour comes from pollution in the atmosphere.
God knows what's floating around up there above us.
It was after all only a 72nm filter. If you can find a 85 or 90nm filter large enough to place over the lens, its sure to work.
Bit of racing tape would secure it to your equipment.
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Re: Infrared moon-set timelapse possible with GX200?

Postby odklizec » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:39 pm

Just a small correction Phil. The front side of the TC1 is equipped with filter thread (55mm)! So it should be possible to mount the IR filter on it?
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Re: Infrared moon-set timelapse possible with GX200?

Postby Remko » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:22 pm

The moon-set time-lapse is not done with an IR filter. Only the first bit (sun-set) is where the IR filter is used.

For the colors as in the moon-set time-lapse you have to seek the right timing in this case a moon set together with a sun-set with an open view in the right direction. Should not be easy to find.

I suggest to first do some sun-set time-lapses. The Ricohs are great for time-lapse with the built in interval timing.

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Re: Infrared moon-set timelapse possible with GX200?

Postby riccadonna » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:09 am

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