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Drift TimeLapse

B&H # DR3001400 Mfr # 30-014-00
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You Pay: $24.99
Product Highlights
  • 360° Rotation
  • Battery-Free Operation
  • Supports Loads Up to 2.2 lb
  • 1/4" Threaded Screw
  • 1/4" Mounting Thread

The Drift TimeLapse allows you to capture 360° panoramic videos with action cameras and lightweight camcorders. It uses a battery-free clockwork mechanism to provide rotation. To begin your panorama, simply twist the top to the desired degree of rotation, and then release.

The Drift TimeLapse features a 1/4" threaded screw for attaching your Drift HD Ghost Action Camcorder or other camera with 1/4" mounting thread. The TimeLapse will support cameras weighing up to 2.2 pounds. For mounting the Drift TimeLapse itself, use the 1/4" threaded hole at the bottom of the device.

The maximum rotation provided by the Drift TimeLapse is 360° and takes one hour to complete. For faster rotations, you can stack two Drift TimeLapse units together.

Construction ABS plastic
Maximum Load Capacity 2.2 lb (1.0 kg)
Mounting Thread 1/4" captive screw
1/4" threaded hole
Dimensions (Ø x H) 2.75 x 1.81" (7.00 x 4.60 cm)
Weight 2.86 oz (81.00 g)
Drift TimeLapse
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    DriftTimeLapse
     
    2.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Easy to use (6)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (6)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (5), Tech savvy (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      1.0

      Garbage - Doesn't even tell time!

      By Cyclokros

      from RI

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy Design

      Best Uses

      • Buyers' Remorse
      • Frustration
      • Irritation

      Comments about Drift TimeLapse:

      This thing is a flimsy piece of plastic junk. The idea is great, the price is great, but that's where it all ends. I tried this without a camera at first, it seemed to keep time okay. Then I stuck a camera on it and tried it again... It would work "tick tick tick tick tick..." and so on, the stop ... silence... then randomly start ticking again. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. Working or not working, it always panned at an angle. It would not pan in a level, straight line, but at about 5 to 10 degrees. The weight of even a small point and shoot was more than this thing could handle, so it would lean to one side.

      Don't buy this item. It doesn't work as advertised, nor will it even work as an egg timer.

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      5.0

      This is a great buy.

      By ADFvideo

      from California

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight
      • Produces High Quality Film

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Drift TimeLapse:

          This simple inexpensive device really makes a time-lapse come alive.
          So easy to use, but really steps up your time-lapse.
          Perfect for GoPro andDSLR.

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          4.0

          Great little gadget

          By Le Vince

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Design

          Best Uses

          • Timelapse Photography

          Comments about Drift TimeLapse:

          Used so far for timelapse photography with a GoPro Hero3+ but should hold a DSLR. Not so sturdy (top part comes off easily and there is some play between the two halfs) but works great if you can't be bothered with adapting an egg cooking timer.

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          1.0

          Save Your Money

          By The Surfer

          from Huntington Beach, CA

          About Me Film Professional, Pro photographer, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Design
          • One Directional
          • Poor Interface

          Best Uses

            Comments about Drift TimeLapse:

            Despite the photos, this unit is rather flimsy. You're never quite sure how far you've wound the timer because there's no marker on the top, so basically the degree measurements are useless. I ended up putting a piece of masking tape on the top with a marker line to denote where the round begins, but it doesn't seem to always return to the same spot in its rotation. Add this to the fact that it will only rotate in one direction (counterclockwise, which i my opinion isn't a natural pan rotation since we read/view from left to right and this is right to left)... Opt for a $2 egg timer, then at least you won't be disappointed.

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            4.0

            Seems great on the screen

            By j.a.

            from Brisbane, Australia

            About Me Former Photojournalist, Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Can't Support 500g
            • Flimsy Design

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Time lapse
            • Travel

            Comments about Drift TimeLapse:

            I ordered it after reading the specifications and learn that its features will work for me, however i received a faulty unit that had a jumpy performance and rotated 90 deg. in 3 minutes instead 15 minutes as stated in the scale.

            Drift customer service was absolutely great and managed an international logistics to provide a replacement unit. They really did an unbelievable job from the UK for an item bought in USA and brought to Australia. They deserve most of the stars I'm giving here.

            It says that can handle up to 500g but it struggled to work with mi Canon G1 X that is lighter. No problems using the iPhone.

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            1.0

            A Flimsy $[$]Kitchen Timer but worse.

            By The Surfer

            from Huntington Beach, CA

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Design

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Very Light Cameras Only

            Comments about Drift TimeLapse:

            Bought this to use for travel time lapses with a GoPro (this definitely isn't robust enough for an SLR). Cheaply built, much larger than it looks in the photos and definitely not solid in any way. There's also no way to tell how far you've wound the unit because the top half doesn't have a marker to show how far you've wound.

            Oh, and it only rotates counter-clockwise, which visually seems the wrong way to pan if you only get to choose one direction.

            Like the previous reviewer said... buy a kitchen timer instead, at least then you won't be surprised when it's rubbish.

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            1.0

            Max load weight?

            By Eddie

            from Melbourne, Australia

            About Me Film Professional

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Drift TimeLapse:

              This thing looks pretty solid in the photo and with a load capacity of 1kg, twice that of most of the smaller rotating tripod heads, I thought - Perfect. I got a SL1 and a small wide angle lens. Total weight being round 800g. Well, it arrived today, and the build quality is horrible. It feels cheap and plastic, and when I put the camera on and turned, it didn't move. I'm sure it'll work for you if you put your Drift or GoPro on it, but build quality wise - it feels like it'll break any second. I've seen $2 kitchen timers with better quality.

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              5.0

              Nice and Simple

              By Mike, professional YouTuber

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Site Had No Description

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Drift TimeLapse:

              This product easily accommodates my cameras, and unwinds in exactly one hour. I don't exaclty know when a one-hour 360 degree timelapse is necessary, but it's so easy to experiment with, I look forward to using this little device in many situations.

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