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Trigger delay

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:37 pm
by Sven W
Hi all
I have around 30 years experience in pro-photo, both analogue and digital, but
feel like a newbie with this technique !

I purchased the complete PanoGear with the TC-tablet, shooting with a Canon 5D mk II, 135 mm lens, MacBook + SnowLeopard.
Everything works fine (almost) with the TC, but when using Papy + Bluetooth I got
in to some trouble.
Two things that I hope someone can give me some advice to solve:
1. The head start moving at the same time as the trigger goes on. And the result
is blurred images. Do I adjust that in the Papy>Plugins>Merlin-Orion Shutter?
Main or Hard? Where do I find information for these settings?

2. Can I shoot with the mirror locked up the whole session? Which settings controls that? Which settings do I set on the 5DmkII?

This is probably simple questions for this forum, but I can't find any answers on all the sites and faq's I've been looking to.
Thanks in advance

Sven Westerlund
Stockholm, Sweden

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:05 pm
by klausesser
Sven W wrote:2. Can I shoot with the mirror locked up the whole session? Which settings controls that? Which settings do I set on the 5DmkII?

Hi Sven!

A shortcoming of DSLRs is not to be able to keep the mirror locked up permanantly. It needs to be locked up agaiin for each shot - when the exposure is done the mirror returns.
But there is a workaround: PromoteControl. This device takes over the internal controls of the 5D2 and enables it to keep the mirror locked-up
at least for a bracketed series. It uses the live-view to achieve that. http://www.promotesystems.com/products/Promote-Control.html
I didn´t ry to lock it up for the complete shooting of a sphere - might work nevertheless . . . i´ll give it a try in the upcoming week.

Keeping the mirror locked up consumes much power - so digital cameras don´t like it . . :cool:

best, Klaus

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:41 pm
by klausesser
Sven W wrote:1. The head start moving at the same time as the trigger goes on. And the result
is blurred images. Do I adjust that in the Papy>Plugins>Merlin-Orion Shutter?
Main or Hard? Where do I find information for these settings?

Because i use the T&C only instead of PapyWizard on Nokia or laptop i can´t say something reliable.
But from the time i used the Nokia N800 or a laptop i know there´s a time to set the head must wait before the next shot.
Claude, Andrew or Frédéric (the designer of PapyWizard) surely can help you.

best and good luck, Klaus

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:43 pm
by mediavets
Sven W wrote:when using Papy + Bluetooth I got in to some trouble.
Two things that I hope someone can give me some advice to solve:
1. The head start moving at the same time as the trigger goes on. And the result
is blurred images. Do I adjust that in the Papy>Plugins>Merlin-Orion Shutter?
Main or Hard? Where do I find information for these settings?

2. Can I shoot with the mirror locked up the whole session? Which settings controls that? Which settings do I set on the 5DmkII?

Welcome to the forum....

This documentation will help explain the Papywizard shooting sequence:

http://www.papywizard.org/wiki/TipsAndTricks#Shootingsequence

To address your issue #1 you need to set an appropriate Time value:

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:39 pm
by Sven W
Thanks a lot.....I've adjusted the Time value to 1.5 sec and it works great now.
/Sven W