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Burst mode on Canon S100 with Ricoh CA-1

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Burst mode on Canon S100 with Ricoh CA-1
« on: 21 / July / 2012, 07:23:43 »
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I can't get the burst mode to work with the remote. Is the alpha version not fully functional yet? (101b)
I set the remote on, selected the CA-1 and selected burst.
Burst does work using the normal button.

Aris

Re: Burst mode on Canon S100 with Ricoh CA-1
« Reply #1 on: 21 / July / 2012, 10:52:24 »
I can't get the burst mode to work with the remote.  I set the remote on, selected the CA-1 and selected burst.
When Burst mode is active,  it starts shooting when it see a "half press" from the remote and stops when the "half press" goes away.   With the CA-1,  you need to push gently on the button to get "half press".  A slightly harder push gets you a "full press" - which will cancel burst mode.


Update :  there hasn't been any feedback about "burst" mode since it was added it to the USB remote code. 
Two things occur to me :
1) Would it be better to start shooting on a half press and continue shooting until the next half press (i.e. you would not have to hold the remote button down while shooting) ?
2) Currently, the camera is allowed to focus and set exposure before each shot.  It should be possible to shoot somewhat faster if the focus and exposure are locked after the first shot. But that would not be good if your subject matter was moving or the light was changing.
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Re: Burst mode on Canon S100 with Ricoh CA-1
« Reply #2 on: 21 / July / 2012, 11:51:50 »
Thank you for the reply. I'm not sure how the normal burst works, but it goes up to 6 fps. It doesn't focus for every shot indead and like you mentioned, the burst mode using the CHDK/CA-1 works, but it is still rather slow.

Perfect would be if the half press would be the focus and the press down would be the burst shooting without focussing all the time. Ideal for digiscoping birds. Of the 20 shots you make in a burst usually only a few are really sharp because of the high focal length and the small movements of the bird or wind/vibrations.

thanx again,

Aris



 

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