Olympus cameras combined with the VIEW Intervalometer makes it easy to achieve the holy-grail timelapse sequence.

Compatible cameras

  • Olympus E-M1
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Note: Olympus support requires v1.8-44 or newer firmware on the VIEW. Make sure the USB mode on the camera is set to Camera+PC icon. ISO should be manually set to 200 or higher, with long exposure noise reduction disabled.

What is the Timelapse holy grail?

The Holy Grail of timelapse has been the pursuit of creating near perfect transition from day to night without much post editing. The VIEW can automatically ramp the exposure by analyzing the exposure value of each image and delivers perfect results for sunset, sunrise or milky-way captures. Automatic day-to-night and night-to-day or even 24 hours with no setup needed -- just press start!

The results are significantly better and smoother than the camera's aperture priority mode since by analyzing each image it can achieve proper exposure for the Milky Way even when ramping from noon sun, while at the same time ignoring sudden changes such as from headlights.


Olympus OM-D E-M5II with the VIEW Intervalometer from Elijah Parker on Vimeo.