in an attempt to clear out some things that may still be of interest to others, i’ve just put three photography-related articles up on ebay. the sony f828 and, especially, the limited edition jg-rc2 are not that easy to come by these days.
JG-RC2 remote control with intervalometer (for time lapse) for Sony F828
most of the pre-2013 time lapse videos on this site were recorded with the JG-RC2 and either the F717 or F828. my favourite project is the frog spawn close-up time lapse, which follows the early development of 5 frog eggs.
if you’re looking to do something like this, now is your chance. :)