Fellows, have mercy....
I want to use my SX20!S to take flash pictures of bats feeding at my hummingbird feeders (not kidding!)
I am going to outline what I've done so someone may be able to tell me where I went wrong.
I have have downloaded and installed the latest CHDK for my camera and the Motion detector script recommended : MDFB-080914-VideoButtonModels.bas.
First I've set the shutter in CHDK menu to 1/50,000 value 1 and aperture to f16.
Next I go to the scripts menu and load the appropriate MDFB (MDFB-080914) where I set Script shoot delay=0;
Autostart =off;Threshold=1;Shootfast=0;Enable Flash is checked. All other values are default.
Next, I hit my video button the lens goes out and I set up Manual, Manual focus, and Flash to fire.
Next I hit the printer button to start MDFB, hit the shutter button to run the script and then hit the
The grid comes on I drop something in front on the lens ,it fires and then shuts down. The camera turns itself off.
Fresh batteries. It shuts down repeatedly.
What is the proper procedure, and what am I doing wrong?