Some months ago I reported a well known problem using Sony A7s that I understand was due to libgphoto2 not reporting back the list of shutter speeds to the shutter widget.
Then I decided to stop using the indi-ekos-kstar suite waiting for libgphoto2 next releases.
Now I'm back testing the all things and I found that while libgphoto2 is returning the list of shutter speeds, the indi_sony_ccd app is allowing me to take greater than 1 second captures only in BULB mode.
We all (astronomers) know that the BULB mode is a "star eater" mode ..... so we do prefer to work with 30" poses that we can stack.
I don't know if I'm using the software in the most appropriated way so I detail the process:
- Power on the sony alpha 7 in S mode - Shutter speed not in BULB
- Start the indi server and start the connection with Bulb mode not forced
- I start capturing pictures with shutter speed < 1 sec
If I try shutter speeds > than 1 sec it doesn't change the speeder speed of the Sony itself.
To capture picture > than 1 sec I have to setup the BULB mode on the Sony camera and to parameter the forced Bulb mode within the indi configurator.
I forgert to say that I do have to relaunch the indi server otherwide the process hangs.
Is this all the appropriated way to work within indi?