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INDI Library v2.0.7 is Released (01 Apr 2024)

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Dslr lens focusing

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Hi all.
Can someone here answer a very basic,and possibly stupid question?
Do dslr lenses have to be switched to autofocus for the focusing module in Ekos to work?
With my lenses it seems they do.
I can use the focus in and out with Ekos, once.
But all that will happen then is, the autofocus in camera will try to focus on the sky, and capture will fail in Ekos.
Am I missing something very obvious?
Can't even use a bhatinov mask, unless I keep running out and switching autofocus on lens on and off.


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3 years 1 month ago #67914

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Replied by bengourben on topic Re:Dslr lens focusing

Ok. Messing about with autofocus module on ekos. I see now that once I start live view, I can control focus on the lens in manual focus.
Just means stopping liveview and taking a shot to see if focus has changed after adjusting in/out buttons in module.
I'm using an older 1000d that only has max iso 1600. This coupled with an f4 lens and 12nm HA filter makes focusing quite difficult.
But with this new knowledge and a small bahtinov mask... gives me hope for tonight!


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