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eos5D2 + magic lantern + papywizard-merlin

by dim » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:28 am

Hello,

I have an eos5d2 with Magic Lantern 2.3 which can do a hdr bracketing serie (from 2 to 9 shoots) in one trigger. In Papywizard, i choose "trigger only once" & a few "bracketing nb picts" (or without "trigger only once" but with "step by step"), and the eos shoot "n-1" pictures, it doesn't shoot the first image! :( When i use the eos alone or with a wired remote control ( and also with the MX2 from digital perception), it shoot the "n" pictures. Somebody can help me?

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eos5Dc, eos5D2 + Magic Lantern 2.3 & nightbuild, canon 24-70mm f:2.8, sigma 180mm macro f:5.6, samyang 14mm f:2.8, helios-40 85mm f1.5, old yashica 800mm f8, manfrotto 302+ hackée, merlin + BTursaminor, macbook + ubuntu 12.04, osx, win7, intel quadcore + ubuntu 13.04 studio, win7, Darktable, GretagMcB eye-one, epson V750.

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by dim » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:26 pm

correction... the eos5d2 take the first picture not the second!
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by gkaefer » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:55 pm

and how is behaviour without the magic lantern using the default 3 brackets? is the result the same n-1 etc?
Georg

PS: and if you increase the timevalue/delay under shutter settings in papywizard?
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by dim » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:07 pm

The default 3 brackets no problems, even in continuous shooting ( i check "trigger only once" in ppw). I try different values (following Tips&tricks-ppw)... nothing change. The bracketing with ML works with one trigger, the default 3 brackets needs 3 triggers or to maintain the trigger on in continuous shooting. When connected to the merlin, the eos seems paralyzed, i cannnot access to menu at all with or without ML, but it works with PPW.
eos5Dc, eos5D2 + Magic Lantern 2.3 & nightbuild, canon 24-70mm f:2.8, sigma 180mm macro f:5.6, samyang 14mm f:2.8, helios-40 85mm f1.5, old yashica 800mm f8, manfrotto 302+ hackée, merlin + BTursaminor, macbook + ubuntu 12.04, osx, win7, intel quadcore + ubuntu 13.04 studio, win7, Darktable, GretagMcB eye-one, epson V750.

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by klausesser » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:44 pm

dim wrote:The default 3 brackets no problems, even in continuous shooting ( i check "trigger only once" in ppw). I try different values (following Tips&tricks-ppw)... nothing change. The bracketing with ML works with one trigger, the default 3 brackets needs 3 triggers or to maintain the trigger on in continuous shooting. When connected to the merlin, the eos seems paralyzed, i cannnot access to menu at all with or without ML, but it works with PPW.

There´s a cable from Calumet providing a switch for selecting "release half-press" or "release full pressed". Depends on wht the head needs.

Using Josef´s Panoneed the xml writes ONE shoot each position - even when Promote-Comtrol or ML shoots 9 times. But i also can set it to fire x times on each position and that´s noted in the xml as x times for using stacked sets in APG.

With such a switchable cable you´re on the safe side.


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by dim » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:47 pm

thank you!
but nothing new that i know about xml. I think the problem comes from the trigger width or form...
I can't find te cable. Can you send me the address?
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by klausesser » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:12 pm

dim wrote:thank you!
but nothing new that i know about xml. I think the problem comes from the trigger width or form...
I can't find te cable. Can you send me the address?

http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/ or worldwide.

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by dim » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:18 pm

yes i know Calumet but where on the site... I search through the site but i can't find it.
eos5Dc, eos5D2 + Magic Lantern 2.3 & nightbuild, canon 24-70mm f:2.8, sigma 180mm macro f:5.6, samyang 14mm f:2.8, helios-40 85mm f1.5, old yashica 800mm f8, manfrotto 302+ hackée, merlin + BTursaminor, macbook + ubuntu 12.04, osx, win7, intel quadcore + ubuntu 13.04 studio, win7, Darktable, GretagMcB eye-one, epson V750.

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by klausesser » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:42 pm

dim wrote:yes i know Calumet but where on the site... I search through the site but i can't find it.

They don´t have everything on the site - better contact them. I threw away the empty package carrying the article-number.

It has a 3,5mm jack (for head/controller) on one end and a 5D2 plug on the other end - and a switch in between.
Overal length is about 20cm - ideal for connecting the camera to the head (Merlin has a 2,5mm jack socket - there are adapters or you
must solder a 2,5mm jack).

Costs about 22,-€

best, Klaus
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by dim » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:38 pm

thank you, Klaus!

I build my own cable and .... it works!

It seems that the Merlin (and papywizard?!!) keep the half shut contact closed which prevent Magic Lantern to trigger the second bracket (never mind the number of shoot choosen) and the access to the menu, preview, etc.
But ML can take the next shoot of the serie! there is something that i don't understand! and the access to menu works again.

So if i want to use the ML hdr option with Papywizard-Merlin, you'll have to cut the half shut contact between the Canon-ML & the Merlin-PPW.
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eos5Dc, eos5D2 + Magic Lantern 2.3 & nightbuild, canon 24-70mm f:2.8, sigma 180mm macro f:5.6, samyang 14mm f:2.8, helios-40 85mm f1.5, old yashica 800mm f8, manfrotto 302+ hackée, merlin + BTursaminor, macbook + ubuntu 12.04, osx, win7, intel quadcore + ubuntu 13.04 studio, win7, Darktable, GretagMcB eye-one, epson V750.

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by klausesser » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:50 pm

dim wrote:thank you, Klaus!

I build my own cable and .... it works!

It seems that the Merlin (and papywizard?!!) keep the half shut contact closed which prevent Magic Lantern to trigger the second bracket (never mind the number of shoot choosen) and the access to the menu, preview, etc.
But ML can take the next shoot of the serie! there is something that i don't understand! and the access to menu works again.

So if want to use the ML hdr option with Papywizard-Merlin, you'll have to cut the half shut contact between the Canon-ML & the Merlin-PPW.

Hey Dimitri!

Good to know! :)

best, Klaus
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