Masini replied to the topic 'Sony A7s erratic behaviour' in the forum. 3 months ago

Still no answer, comment on this?

JP,

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Masini created a new topic ' Sony A7s erratic behaviour' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi,

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?

Thanks for your support.

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Masini replied to the topic 'Indi_sony_ccd crashes' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi

Do you think this problem will get a chance to be solved?
Is there a workaround that could be applied without a code modification?

Thanks for supporting.
aselonia,

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Masini created a new topic ' Indi_sony_ccd crashes' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi

I'm currently running the kstar-Ekos-Indi package on a tinker.
Since two weeks, I'm trying to control my sony Alpha7s without success.
My config is : Ubuntu 16.04 xenial - Kstars 2.9.6 -
INDI Library: 1.7.3
Code $Rev$. Protocol 1.7.

gphoto2 2.5.17 gcc, popt(m), exif, no cdk, no aa, no jpeg, no readline
libgphoto2 2.5.9 all camlibs, gcc, ltdl, EXIF
libgphoto2_port 0.12.0 gcc, ltdl, no USB, serial without locking
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issue: indiserver starts normally and detects the alpha7s but the capture does not work at all returing the following messages:
018-06-09T13:14:12: [ERROR] Error starting exposure
2018-06-09T13:14:12: [ERROR] Failed to set widget shutterspeed configuration (Bad parameters)
2018-06-09T13:14:12: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2018-06-09T13:14:12: [ERROR] Error starting exposure
2018-06-09T13:14:12: [ERROR] Failed to set widget shutterspeed configuration (Bad parameters)
2018-06-09T13:14:12: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2018-06-09T13:14:12: [ERROR] Error starting exposure
2018-06-09T13:14:12: [ERROR] Failed to set widget shutterspeed configuration (Bad parameters)
2018-06-09T13:14:12: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2018-06-09T12:59:15: [ERROR] Error starting exposure
2018-06-09T12:59:15: [ERROR] Failed to set widget shutterspeed configuration (Bad parameters)
2018-06-09T12:59:15: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2018-06-09T12:59:15: [ERROR] Error starting exposure
2018-06-09T12:59:15: [ERROR] Failed to set widget shutterspeed configuration (Bad parameters)
2018-06-09T12:59:15: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2018-06-09T12:59:15: [ERROR] Error starting exposure
2018-06-09T12:59:15: [ERROR] Failed to set widget shutterspeed configuration (Bad parameters)
2018-06-09T12:59:14: [INFO] Starting 1 seconds exposure.
2018-06-09T12:58:59: [INFO] Device configuration applied.
2018-06-09T12:58:59: [INFO] Upload settings set to client only.
2018-06-09T12:58:59: [INFO] Loading device configuration...
2018-06-09T12:58:59: [INFO] Detected Sony Corporation Model ILCE-7S.
2018-06-09T12:58:59: [INFO] Sony DSLR Alpha-A7S (Control) is online.
2018-06-09T12:58:59: [WARNING] Shutter speed widget does not have any valid data (count=0). Using fallback speeds...
2018-06-09T12:58:57: [INFO] Debug is enabled.

Thanks for supporting.
JP,

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