I'd like to know if there's a simple script available (or how I could put one together if there isn't) that will select both continuous drive shooting mode and manual focus on power up?
I'm using a Canon A710 IS in P Mode for street photography, and it would be great if my camera somehow retained these settings - at the moment, I have to manually select them each time (a real pain).
If you could post a quick script for me, that would be extremely helpful indeed - thank you ever so much!I don't need to adjust the manual focus at all - I set it to infinity once selected, and that's where it stays (at the moment, I'm using the focus override option in CHDK which saves me having to manually adjust it after selected).
In addition (I'm not sure anything can really be done about this, but it's worth a mention), the manual focus mode reverts back to auto focus if the display is turned off/on - this has caught me out a couple of times. At the moment, I'm having to keep the LCD screen on to prevent this (I use the view finder, mostly, so I often switch the LCD off to save the battery) - not ideal, but neither is it a huge issue; it just means taking a few extra batteries along.
@The Man With The Red Bag It would be possible to make a script without simulated keypresses, if you can do some research: try following the "howto" section here to find out the UI property IDs and their values for drive mode, focus mode, etc.
I gave it try, but the sequence is a little different for the shooting mode selection.
Manual focus doesn't seem to work at the moment - not sure if it will once the drive mode is done, but at least I'll have one of them automated which would be a great help.
Had the chance to take the camera out on the street, earlier today, and the script is working perfectly - the results were exactly as I was hoping for.
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