Can I set Focal Length, SD-870 IS with a setting or script?

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    Can I set Focal Length, SD-870 IS with a setting or script?
    « on: 12 / August / 2008, 20:56:27 »
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    Hello good peoples!  Question - I have AllBests latest on Canon SD-870 IS.  I'd like to be able to use a setting or a script to force the camera to a focal length of my choosing.  Reason:  I'd like to force say, 30mm not 28mm, as optical performance is a typically a bit better when not at the very extreme of the focal range. 

    So my question, how can I force 30mm?  Or any mm focal range I wish? 

    Thanks in advance!

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    Offline PhyrePhoX

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    Re: Can I set Focal Length, SD-870 IS with a setting or script?
    « Reply #1 on: 13 / August / 2008, 04:49:38 »
    yes, possible via script. not with a setting, however this is an already planned feature - zoom override. shouldnt be too hard to code, however needs a maintainer.

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    Re: Can I set Focal Length, SD-870 IS with a setting or script?
    « Reply #2 on: 15 / April / 2010, 02:57:40 »
    Can the camera (mine is an A710) be set to start up at a "normal" 50mm equivalent focal length? It always starts at 35mm, so usually I have to fiddle around setting the focal length before taking a picture.

    Did I miss this item of progress?

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    Re: Can I set Focal Length, SD-870 IS with a setting or script?
    « Reply #3 on: 16 / April / 2010, 01:29:18 »
    Can the camera (mine is an A710) be set to start up at a "normal" 50mm equivalent focal length? It always starts at 35mm, so usually I have to fiddle around setting the focal length before taking a picture.
    You could do it with a autostart script.


     

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