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Lens retract time

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Offline RaduP

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Lens retract time
« on: 03 / November / 2009, 05:08:49 »
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Did anyone manage to find and modify the variable that holds the lens retract time when in playback mode?
I would like to leave the lens extended indefinitely while in playback mode..

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Re: Lens retract time
« Reply #1 on: 03 / November / 2009, 11:49:34 »
I don't remember seeing that done before. Then again my memory is full basketball size holes ;).

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Re: Lens retract time
« Reply #2 on: 03 / November / 2009, 12:55:03 »
I am thinking, maybe there is a task that does that? Or a prop?
I'll try to check more tonight.

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Re: Lens retract time
« Reply #3 on: 03 / November / 2009, 19:50:39 »
It doesn't seem to be a prop, but I did find a way to trick the camera, I set the "lens out" variable as 0 at the beginning of my hibernation function, then set it as 1 at the end, and the camera is happy :)


Re: Lens retract time
« Reply #4 on: 11 / December / 2009, 16:28:28 »
Radup,

I wonder if i may hi-jack this thread and ask if you could explain in more detail how to disable lens retract mode?

The reason I ask is that I have managed to get remote capture to work on my a710is, which is absolutely unbelievable and heaven sent for afocal telescope work. The main bonus is that I can minutely alter manual focus (say for four shots) then go to playback and check for the best focused image. However, often before I have decided, the lens retracts and it takes time to reset etc. Is there a way to diable this process?

Thanks in advacnce for any help,

Nick
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Re: Lens retract time
« Reply #5 on: 11 / December / 2009, 17:33:00 »
There is a function called something like: islensout or something.
The function references a memory location. Put 0 in that location then the camera will be happy. But remmeber to put 1 back when you want to take the shot.

Re: Lens retract time
« Reply #6 on: 11 / December / 2009, 19:26:08 »
Thanks RaduP, will try it out.

Nick
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