I recently upgraded my time lapse arsenal with a new eMotimo TB3 robotic panoramic head. I've really gotten into time lapse photography in the past year, and wanted something that would work on a slider, in addition to 2 axis moves on a tripod. In addition to time lapse sequences, the TB3 can be used for video sequences as well as creating gigapixel panoramics.
- Support of camera and lens combination up to 6 pounds.
- Built in HDR Support using bulb mode on Camera
- Programmable delay before sequence starts
- 2 Axis motion control
- Android app with Bluetooth integration. Also works with Pocket PC or legacy windows mobile.
- External triggers can be added such as motion detection, light beam interruption, or Noise detector.
- Ability to create and save custom programs
- The automate grabs your GPS coordinates and emails them to you.
- Automate works with the Promote Control with separate 2.5mm to 2.5mm stereo cable.
The app for Automate has not been updated since I purchased my unit. The product might be a lot more useful if they opened up the programming with an SDK, or made the code open source. There is an auxiliary port that could be used for 3rd axis motion via a slider, but the app would need updates for this to happen. For the price, it's hard to beat, but you have a longer learning curve.
- Retail $995
- Works with almost all dSLR Cameras
- Support up to 10 lbs
- Included Stitch Software
- Parallax adjustment
- Remote Trigger port
- Multiple Triggering option for bracketing
- Promote Control integration for HDR or Focus Stacked panoramics