It’s really cool! I have used 4-5fps and 200-500mm. Aim it straight down a long road. I use an ND filter since the shutter is limited to longer intervals on a sunny day. Next try a busy beach, boardwalk and city sidewalk. Can I see what you have created?

Are there any techniques to make moving objects look sharper at mile long distances?

I have tried a fast shutter speed using a different mode, but then moving cars jump across the screen, sharp whenever you pause it, but not fluid.

Obviously I meant a long focal length sorry.

I am the original author of that part of the code in ML.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The title seems to imply that a zoom lens in necessary, while as best as I can read the body you did not change the focal length during shooting. In that case a fixed focal length would work the same. I suspect you mean a long focal length lens. I also guess, without seeing the results, that you are finding that moving objects disappear. This is a known technique that does not depend on a long focal length. You want the moving objects to obstruct any background for a small fraction of the exposure time, so the background dominates the image. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 25, 2022 at 3:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ This isn't a question that has "an answer" - This is more of a chatty question suitable for a forum or facebook group, voting to close. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 25, 2022 at 9:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ross - that’s a wonderful idea! Moving objects disappear in a single capture when the exposure is upwards of 1 sec using ND filters. It’s difficult to combine these concepts with a Timelapse with 100’s of frames. I noticed objects moving across the frame disappear, while those moving parallel to the lense remain sharp. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mark Robin
    Apr 25, 2022 at 11:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ How do I send a PM to Digital Lightcraft? I guess it’s not possible? \$\endgroup\$
    – Mark Robin
    Apr 25, 2022 at 12:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SteveBright No, that's not possible. From your questions here, I think you have some misunderstandings as to what Stack Exchange is - I would encourage you to take some time and read the Tour and the Help Center. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Apr 25, 2022 at 15:37


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