Quick Tip: Use Velcro To Improve Your Time Lapse Setup

If I had to divide the world into two equal parts, it would not be men vs. women. It would also not be Canon vs. Nikon. The most accurate division would probably be between the people that say that Velcro rules and those who say that Gaff tape rules. (we have featured them both plenty on the blog).

Quick Tip: Use Velcto To Improve Your Time Lapse Setup

Here is a quick and not so dirty idea from Simon Anderson that you will probably find useful if you are doing extended timelapse photography with an intervalometer.

This thing is always dangling without a proper place to put it, so Simon placed a stretch of Velcro on the intervalometer and another stretch on the tripod. Now it has a good place to stay till the shooting is done.

I guess Simon is a Velcro person.

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  • Kjartan Clausen

    Gaff the velcro to the tripod! Who says you have to join only one group? :-)

  • Dick

    Kjartan for President !

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.messner Matthew Messner

    I’ve been doing this for years. skip the zip and just get hook and pile with sticky backs.

  • http://tahoeshooter.com Jon Peckham

    For canon users, try magic lantern. It adds a Intervalometer to your camera built in! For free!! http://www.magiclantern.fm/

    • Lajos Andrejkovics

      Geez, I have ML and didn’t realize it’s in there… thx!

  • mijosc

    So obvious, why didn’t I think of this before! I went out and bought some Velcro this afternoon. Thanks for the tip!

  • Salvador Laiz

    I have one of this, with black adhesive velcro strips, but attached to one of the non-padded legs for easy removal if needed.

  • Lajos Andrejkovics

    dunno, maybe it’s just me but I’m not happy putting stickers (any) on my tripod… this is a sort of an intrusive method. I’ve tied a piece of paracord loop on the cable of the cable-release and hung it up on one knob on my tripod (same setup, actually).