Julian created a new topic ' Canon EOS M3 issue to capture frames' in the forum. 1 month ago

I am having trouble to get the EOS M3 working with Indi/Ekos. The Camera is officially listed as supported  by Gphoto. I can get the camera to capture an image over the command line when the shutterspeed dial is set to bulb on the camera:

gphoto2 --capture-image
Over the Indi Control Panel I could not manage to capture a picture. The camera does not show any reaction. I can set properties like the the capture target over the command line:
gphoto2 --set-config capturetarget=1
gphoto2 --get-config capturetarget

I noticed however that the camera crashes when I try to update the shutterspeed over the command line with:
gphoto2 --get-config shutterspeed
gphoto2 --set-config shutterspeed=1 [crash]

The camera always returns 30 sec indenpendent of the setting on the dial. 

Under the Indi Control Panel I believe I tried every possible combination of "force bulb", "capture target" and "transport format". The Indi log shows depending on the settings either simply "[ERROR] Failed to expose." (for a bulb exposure) or "Error downloading image from camera: Directory not found" (when doing a preset exposure). A Warning is displayed, that a mirror lock time should be set, but setting this time does not change anything nor does the camera have a mirror lock to my knowledge.

Did somebody manage to get the EOS M3 working with Ekos/Indi or has some advice what else I could try to track down the problem?

I have libgphoto2 and gphoto2 2.5.27 installed. So far I tried different settings on a 64 bit Linux system and on a 64 Bit RPI4 system. Capturing with the guide camera works.

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Julian created a new topic ' Canon EOS M3' in the forum. 1 month ago

I am having trouble to get the EOS M3 working with Indi/Ekos. The Camera is officially listed as supported  by Gphoto. I can get the camera to capture an image over the command line when the shutterspeed dial is set to bulb on the camera:
<code>gphoto2 --capture-image</code>
Over the Indi Control Panel I could not manage to capture a picture. The camera does not show any reaction. I can set properties like the the capture target over the command line:
<code>
gphoto2 --set-config capturetarget=1
gphoto2 --get-config capturetarget
</code>

I noticed however that the camera crashes when I try to update the shutterspeed over the command line with:
<code>
gphoto2 --get-config shutterspeed
gphoto2 --set-config shutterspeed=1 [crash]
</code>

The camera always returns 30 sec indenpendent of the setting on the dial. 

Under the Indi Control Panel I believe I tried every possible combination of "force bulb", "capture target" and "transport format". The Indi log shows depending on the settings either simply "[ERROR] Failed to expose." (for a bulb exposure) or "Error downloading image from camera: Directory not found" (when doing a preset exposure). A Warning is displayed, that a mirror lock time should be set, but setting this time does not change anything nor does the camera have a mirror lock to my knowledge.

Did somebody manage to get the EOS M3 working with Ekos/Indi or has some advice what else I could try to track down the problem?

I have libgphoto2 and gphoto2 2.5.27 installed. So far I tried different settings on a 64 bit Linux system and on a 64 Bit RPI4 system. Capturing with the guide camera works.

Read More...