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by MikeCT
19.10.2016 13:03
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
Replies: 3
Views: 5764

Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L

Thanks. I had explicitly told him how it should be set, but I am not sure if he really complied.
by MikeCT
18.10.2016 15:28
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
Replies: 3
Views: 5764

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L

Last week I was visiting my son and tried using his camera with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L. The results were strange. Any attempt to use the focus arrows lead to complete loss of focus, so stacking was was not possible. I don't use Canon, so I wondered if there was something I was doing wrong?
by MikeCT
29.08.2016 18:50
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3X
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: Stackshot 3X

Great. Thanks for the encouraging news. The combination of Helicon and Stackshot has been a real game changer for me.
by MikeCT
29.08.2016 12:52
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3X
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: Stackshot 3X

A manual process doesn't work for me. Some of my shoots last several hours, so I don't want to sit there waiting to create a new stack every ten minutes, I would like to be able to press Start on Stackshot and go away to work on something else.
by MikeCT
27.08.2016 12:23
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3X
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: Stackshot 3X

While I can set the folder with Remote, once control is handed over to Stackshot 3X it places all the files into that folder, with no break since Stackshot has no options for storage and Remote is now playing no role.
by MikeCT
26.08.2016 12:32
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Is is possible to use helicon focus to stack sky/star pictures ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6939

Re: Is is possible to use helicon focus to stack sky/star pictures ?

Surely all of these would be shot with focus at infinity, meaning no there would be no benefit from stacking?
by MikeCT
23.08.2016 22:00
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3X
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: Stackshot 3X

A lot better than option four.
One feature I would really like is that as each stack is completed it is stored in a separate folder (as you do with the current setup) Right now Stackshot 3X places everything in a single folder which can complicate the focusing process.
by MikeCT
23.08.2016 12:38
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3X
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Stackshot 3X

Stas

I know you have mentioned this, but do you have any thoughts about Remote becoming compatible with Stackshot3X?

It will be out next week! :D
We are working on it, not sure about the release date.
It is on our to-do list.
There are just not enough users to make it worthwhile.

Thanks
by MikeCT
23.08.2016 12:32
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Focus shift
Replies: 3
Views: 3478

Re: Focus shift

I have had a similar problem. One workaround is to deliberately set the initial end points well beyond what is needed. While it means the stacking program deals with unneeded shots, it avoids losing some in-focus shots over time.
by MikeCT
11.08.2016 16:08
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3X and Remote
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Re: Stackshot 3X and Remote

It's odd that shots are skipped. You should send a bug report from Helicon Remote when that happens. Or do you mean that the shot is not performed by the Stackshot at all, and not that Helicon Remote fails to download the image? I am transferring directly from the camera to an external hard drive, ...
by MikeCT
09.08.2016 19:04
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Stackshot 3X and Remote
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Stackshot 3X and Remote

Using Helicon Remote with Stackshot 3X Because Remote can only control one motor on Stackshot, I have developed this workaround to combine both Remote and Stackshot 3X. Disclaimer: I have only worked with Nikon cameras, but I assume Canon should work in a similar fashion. Camera : Either fresh batt...
by MikeCT
01.08.2016 03:03
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: Using Stackshot
Replies: 6
Views: 4797

Re: Using Stackshot

Since you can control everything using Remote, there is no need for calculations. Remote will read all your camera settings, lens, speed, f stop and ISO. Once you set the start and end points on screen the program determines how many shots are needed (you can override this if you wish). Press the St...
by MikeCT
26.07.2016 16:37
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: render error 5
Replies: 5
Views: 4493

Re: render error 5

bsarver

Are you working on a copy stand? I had a similar problem because, when it is pointing straight down, the camera cannot decide if it is in portrait or landscape mode. I solved it by tilting the entire stand a few degrees.
by MikeCT
19.07.2016 16:25
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: D500
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

Re: D500

The latest download recognizes it, and seems to work so far.
by MikeCT
18.07.2016 19:58
Forum: Helicon Remote
Topic: D500
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

D500

When do you expect to have support for the Nikon D500?