Here is an other gorgeous time lapse video shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II HDSLR of Yosemite National Park. For this movie, Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty have used various Canon L lenses but also some CP.2 lenses from Carl Zeiss. You can follow their work on their website : Project Yosemite. A time lapse movie can be quite boring if you don’t add some motion effects. They have done so and used Dynamic Perception dolly motorization, dollies that are to move very very very slowly as you capture the world 360 times slower that it really evolves (or revolves in the case of the milkyway). Just wish they had used mor real life HDR for some scenes.
So they had quite a lot of nice hardware : one of the best sensor (Canon EOS 5D MArk II), expensive and brilliant glass (L-serie Canon and CP.2 Zeiss lenses, Dolly…). This balances the great slow motion movie I have spotted last week recorded by a young fellow (Sacha Powell) with a Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D with cheap lenses (18-55mm kit lens, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8…) and then extended at 1000 fps for a vibrant slow motion effect.