#leica dl 2 nexto cf

philharmonie_2009s

Working tools_ leica dl2 / oqo 01 / nexto cf

The Philharmonie Cologne presented our documentary about Hermann Prey in cinema.
To capture this honour I put our Leica DL 2 left side to the screen on a tripod and used a OQO 01 as the remote pc for timelapse recording. 8 sec. exposure time at an interval of 15 sec. for 70 minutes.
And I was really surprised that the audience had no motion blur through a long time.

Since I use the OQO as a remote control for time-lapse with my Leica DL 2. The photos are directly captured on the OQO. Cause of having only a 20 gig HDD, non-powered firewire port and USB 1.0 this work is a little limited. So I had the idea of an external battery-powered firewire HDD. I found the Nexto CF. It is a really fast 160 gig Imagetank for CF cards (and with an adapter for many more different cards). It has a built-in and an additional external battery, firewire and USB 2.0 port. But nobody could tell me if the Nexto is powering with its battery if I connect it with the non-powered firewire port of my OQO 01. Cause of needing a fast image tank for a photo shooting I bought the Nexto. Now I`m very happy that it works with my OQO via firewire too. And watching photos it looks like the Nexto on my OQO is working faster than the build-in OQO HDD. So if you need a self-powering external HDD with USB and firewire I really can recommend the Nexto.
Here you can find a very good review and test of the Nexto written by Hans-Jürgen Reggel

http://www.hjreggel.net/cardspeed/special-nextocf.html

And here are some photos of our  setup and the Nexto CF

I had used the setup for interview sessions of our documentary project “Hermann Prey”. On the DVD Prey – Stille meine Liebe you can see the video versions of interviews with Thomas Hampson, Jonas Kaufmann and many more. Talking about Hermann Prey, passion, music and the price for being a star. But additional to the video cameras I had taken the Leica in time lap mode, every 10  seconds a picture. Cause most of the interviews had been indoor I used a relatively long exposure time. So it is possible to see how deeply committed the people in front of our cameras had been. www.hermannprey.com

photo documentary of using the setup between an interview with Thomas Hampson (requires flash plugin)

and some more photos made with the dl2 and the dmw lw96 wide converter

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