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possible problem with cable?

by pns » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:18 am

greetings!

i'm the new owner of a panogear kit, but i cannot fire a canon camera, no matter what i try. what i've done:

- the head moves (no mechanical problems)
- the head fires a nikon camera (so the snap jack appears to be fine)
- the canon can be fired by a regular shutter cable release (so the camera jack appears to be fine)
- the problem exists with both the bluetooth thingy under papywizard and the touch control (so it's not a settings problem in papywizard)

i usually assume i'm doing something wrong, but in this case i'm pretty sure it's the canon cable that was provided. what can i do?

cheers,
pns

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by pns » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:55 pm

just a quick update...

soon after my original post, a reply appeared relating a similar problem with a canon cable, but it soon disappeared...?

in the absence of feedback in the forum, i've sent a couple of emails to the kolor team, explaining the situation and asking for a replacement cable. no reply, so far :( .

i can't use the panogear kit with the camera i bought it for, so i'm rather unhappy about the situation. i understand the lack of response from the community (after all, it is not your job), but i am very disappointed by the lack of feedback from the kolor people.

cheers,
pns
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by pns » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:58 am

further (final?) update:

i've received a new canon cable -- thanx, kolor! -- and the head can finally fire the camera. it's not entirely consistent (meaning, sometimes it doesn't work), but at least it works most times.

cheers,
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by mediavets » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:48 am

pns wrote:further (final?) update:

i've received a new canon cable -- thanx, kolor! -- and the head can finally fire the camera. it's not entirely consistent (meaning, sometimes it doesn't work), but at least it works most times.

cheers,
pns

Try increasing the Pulse width high value - I set mine at 500ms.


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Many different Nodal Ninja and Agnos pano heads. Merlin/Panogear mount with Papywizard on Nokia Internet tablets.
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