thanks for the quick reply - before I go there, let me say you guys have been busy. Well done with the Helicon Remote (HR) beta.
So... let me note that I'm using a Canon 50D, Win XP, typically use a Canon EF 100 2.8 macro lens (which has very fine focus steps)
I am having no problems with the general functionality of HR including:
- sensing the camera
- performing the focus steps i.e. on screen (see below)
- registering closest - furthermost points and auto navigating
However when I take the shots (manual or auto sequence) all the shots have the same focus point i.e. no change. Doesn't matter how long the delay is between shots either.
Also if I use auto sequence (even with 5 secs plus between shots), only the first image is downloaded, and then I get an endless hourglass and have to kill HR.
Otherwise it seems to work fine
BTW, some info on Canons that might need to be addressed and a suggestion.
All the recent Canon SLR's will NOT trigger the flash shoe or the PC sync port when in Live View mode - unless a Canon Flash is connected -(they say so in the manual)
YIKES!! This means one cannot use remote triggers for macro shooting when using Helicon Remote (since HR stays in live view mode) - unless you mount a live Canon flash (essentially a dummy) and then use a remote trigger via the PC port (if you have one) or optical triggers by having the Canon flash ping a small flash.
This is obviously not acceptable for a lot of macro work. When I use the Eos Utility, I close Live View, then take the shot (with mirror lock-up, and then return to Live View.
Frankly I can't understand Canon's rationale, and since we can't change it, may I suggest you have an option that allows exiting Live View between manual shots, or during the entire Auto sequence
One again, great work, you've come up with some great features for Remote shooting.