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V3.03 and 5D classic


GJJim

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I'm running a trial version of BYEOS to see if it can do anything with my 5D and its oddball Digic II processor. Like many other camera control programs, the manual simply ignores this model. When I connected the camera via USB, it established a link, but any attempt at a command results in a driver error. Is the 5D classic/mk1 supported in the sense that BYEOS can capture and download images for focus, framing, etc?

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Hello,

 

I am having the exact same issue with V3.03 and a 5D classic. I have a serial cable made from HAP astrocables and using the Test cable function it triggers it via Serial COM1 but I cannot make the software do bulb exposures. The software starts the countdown from 10:00 and even if I do a 45 or 60 sec exposure it has this error:

 

ERROR EDS_ERR_NOT SUPPORTED: EDSDK.EdsSendCommand(cameraRef, 2,0)

 

The camera connects successfully and works in manual mode up to 30 sec just fine. Images download and saves properly. I am just having issues it taking exposures in bulb mode. Again the Test cable function does work properly and triggers the shutter in the camera, but any attempt at "Start Capture" results in aborted image capture.

 

Please help, I really need my camera to do long exposures. The reason I bought this software.

 

Thanks,

 

Tony Blakesley

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Hello,

 

I am having the exact same issue with V3.03 and a 5D classic. I have a serial cable made from HAP astrocables and using the Test cable function it triggers it via Serial COM1 but I cannot make the software do bulb exposures. The software starts the countdown from 10:00 and even if I do a 45 or 60 sec exposure it has this error:

 

ERROR EDS_ERR_NOT SUPPORTED: EDSDK.EdsSendCommand(cameraRef, 2,0)

 

The camera connects successfully and works in manual mode up to 30 sec just fine. Images download and saves properly. I am just having issues it taking exposures in bulb mode. Again the Test cable function does work properly and triggers the shutter in the camera, but any attempt at "Start Capture" results in aborted image capture.

 

Please help, I really need my camera to do long exposures. The reason I bought this software.

 

Thanks,

 

Tony Blakesley

 

Hi Tony... and welcome!

 

Does the 5D have a "B" dial mode for BULB?  If yes you need to set the dial to B, it will not work if the dial is set to M.

 

Hope this helps,

 

 

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I knew about the 32-bit limitation and installed the trial of BYEOS on an old netbook running XP. The camera has been used for many years with the serial shutter control (in Bulb mode) but I was hoping that this software would allow image capture and control similar to the application that Canon provides.

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I knew about the 32-bit limitation and installed the trial of BYEOS on an old netbook running XP. The camera has been used for many years with the serial shutter control (in Bulb mode) but I was hoping that this software would allow image capture and control similar to the application that Canon provides.

 

When you first started BackyardEOS did you select the Canon DIGIC II drivers for older cameras?  If you did not it will never work.

 

CameraDrivers_DIGIC!!.png 

 

 

Thank you

 

Guylain

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I knew about the 32-bit limitation and installed the trial of BYEOS on an old netbook running XP. The camera has been used for many years with the serial shutter control (in Bulb mode) but I was hoping that this software would allow image capture and control similar to the application that Canon provides.

 

When you first started BackyardEOS did you select the Canon DIGIC II drivers for older cameras?  If you did not it will never work.

 

CameraDrivers_DIGIC!!.png 

 

 

Thank you

 

Guylain

Thanks for the quick reply. I selected the correct drivers when the program started. The 5D was set to Bulb mode, and that may have been the cause of the errors. When it was switched to Manual mode I could use BYEOS to expose and download images (up to 30 sec). I also noticed support for DSUSB, but it was very late and I went to bed. I'll try that option today with bulb mode.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I selected the correct drivers when the program started. The 5D was set to Bulb mode, and that may have been the cause of the errors. When it was switched to Manual mode I could use BYEOS to expose and download images (up to 30 sec). I also noticed support for DSUSB, but it was very late and I went to bed. I'll try that option today with bulb mode.

 

Oh... you need a serial cable (or DSUSB) to use BULB on DIGIC II model.

 

That will work :)

 

Guylain

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