D810 Time Lapse - It's a BIG deal!

Started Aug 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
Paul Richman
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Re: D810 Time Lapse - It's a BIG deal!

N0WhereMan wrote:

Cool Video, I guess the only thing that bugs me about Time Lapse is the number of Shutter Actuation it can rack up. 15-20 videos like that and one could in theory need a shutter replacement, am I correct in thinking that?

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Your certainly on the right track.  Each shutter release must count.  I like to shoot at 1 sec intervals for from 5 to 25 minutes (depending on how the scene changes), and make 1080p TLs at 60fps.  The D810 has been tested to 200,000 clicks (but will probably last much longer), which would yield 333 minutes of TL.  This would equate to almost 30 TL's like the one in my post, so you're in the right ballpark.

However, a shutter replacement for the D810 would cost less than $300 and take about 2 weeks.  So, it's quite replaceable, especially since I use two bodies.

I also have several A7r bodies, and its TL app is not too bad, so I may start doing TL with them as well.

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