How to Skip Half Press while shooting

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How to Skip Half Press while shooting
« on: 04 / March / 2014, 07:16:18 »
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Hi everyone! I'm controlling my SX50 Camera through PC using ptp feature provided by chdk. I want to decrease time between command sent and take photo operations. Currently it takes about 500ms to take photo after command is sent through PC. I want to skip Focus/Exposure on Half press which takes most of time during shooting. Is there any way to skip that step during shooting?? please help
Naveed E Sahar

Re: How to Skip Half Press while shooting
« Reply #1 on: 04 / March / 2014, 08:14:01 »
The set_aflock() & set_aelock() script functions should do what you want.  They will lock focus & exposure at whatever the current setting is, preventing the camera from repeating those steps during the following half-press operations.
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Script_commands#set_aflock
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Script_commands#set_aelock
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Re: How to Skip Half Press while shooting
« Reply #2 on: 05 / March / 2014, 00:56:01 »
Hi everyone! I'm controlling my SX50 Camera through PC using ptp feature provided by chdk. I want to decrease time between command sent and take photo operations. Currently it takes about 500ms to take photo after command is sent through PC. I want to skip Focus/Exposure on Half press which takes most of time during shooting. Is there any way to skip that step during shooting?? please help
The fastest option is to use continuous mode, either rs -cont or the rsint function described in http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=6231.490

There are some other discussions of shooting quickly in that thread.
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