NYC Creative:STUMBLEBUM BRASS BAND:Canon 7D, time lapse

NYC Creative:STUMBLEBUM BRASS BAND:Canon 7D, time lapse

NYC Creative:STUMBLEBUM BRASS BAND:Canon 7D, time lapse from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

I just picked up my Canon 7D from Adorama and could not wait to try it out. I wasn’t really sure where to start, 720/60p or 1080/24p, low light, raw, jpeg, to make things worse, the weather sucked today, gray and too cold for this time of the year. I headed towards East Houston street and spotted three guys playing on the corner of First Avenue. I have never seen so many people giving Dollar bills away and buying CD’s. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Stumblebum Brass Band. Time Lapse with the Canon 7D with the Tokina 11-16mm attached. Set to Manual mode, medium quality jpegs, 2sec intervals at 1/3 of a second. Converted to b/w in Photoshop and and some post to match the raunchiness of the sound. I wish there was more, but the Police showed up and ended the session, told them to pack it up, and so they did. I managed to buy the last Cd as they hurried away. If you like what you hear check them out at

11 thoughts on “NYC Creative:STUMBLEBUM BRASS BAND:Canon 7D, time lapse

  1. Damon Mentzer

    Wahoo! got my 7d in! I think i see the timer you talked about on ebay, but there are two version listed; compatible with 5d, 50d, 30d nd 20d, or compatible with 350 400,450 and 500. I asume its the first, but wanted to make sure before purchasing. And thanks for the info!

  2. mike.kobal Post author

    thanks Toby. @ Marty, hard to say, as a still camera the 5D2 is def superior, not by much but enough to make a visible difference in extreme situations and provide a little more dynamic range throughout its iso range, including low iso. Still testing the movie mode, looks like the 7D is better, except for extreme low light.

  3. Marty

    Just curious about a couple of things. How would you compare this to the 5D? Does it seem smart to tie up 2600 smacker on the 5D when the 7D works well? Do you think the image quality is similar or do you feel the details and low light is worth having the extra capabilites. I own both camera right now but need 1000 buck of acceccsoreis especially the viewfinder to pull focus. What a bitch without some assistnace.

  4. mike.kobal Post author

    thanks Lou, Damon, Ron and Andre. Damon, you need the intervalometer, got mine from ebay (canon knock off) for thirty bucks. In photoshop played around with b/w convertion and vignetting, created an action then ran all shots through it.

  5. Ron Coker

    I notice you have Tokina 11-16 F2.8. Purchased same + mint Ebay Canon 24 mm F1.4. (=38.4) The 50 mm F1.4 will be handy (=80 mm) …. Should take care of most events. My 7d is promised for next week.
    Looking forward to more of your exciting vids.

  6. Damon Mentzer

    What did you use for the time lapse feature? Ive been drooing over the Canon intervelometer remote, but just saw a program that does the same when tethered to computer….

  7. Lou

    I love how the black and white looks…how did you convert it? An action? If so is it available anywhere?

    Great job.

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