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uhb1966

erroneous behaviour APT <> Canon EOS 550D?

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Hi all,

i am experiencing the strangest behaviour between APT and my Canon EOS 550D:

When running a plan, the software takes the pause as the exposure (not the exoposure). In the example i'm adding, I would receive 3 pictures whith 3 seconds exposure each instead of 10,20 and 30 secs exposure.

Restarts of both camera and Windows did not help.

Other functionality (like liveview) is behaving normally. Long exp. control is "virtual". Connection is via USB (only).

All help would be appreciated! (SOLVED-see below)

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Edited by uhb1966
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Hm... setting the anti vibration pause to zero remoces the faulty behaviour??? Strange.

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SOLVED-
 (Custom Function 8, Mirror Lockup) *must* be enabled in the camera settings prior to using the feature anti vibration pause if you are using APT with active magic lantern (a canon firmware enhancement) . The Mirror Lockup is usually managed by APT, though. But magic lantern and APT get in the way of each other.

After booting the Canon EOS 550D with magic lantern deactivated (holding set button while turning the Canon on), APT's pause function works as expected even without manual activation of the mirror lock!

Very good support from Ivo, the APT developer, at http://aptforum.com.
Registered the software right away B)

Edited by uhb1966
more info added re magic lantern

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