Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras

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Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras

Post by robrj » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:28 am

There's a user on Cloudynights who posted his opensource ASCOM project for Nikon and Canon DSLRs:
https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/6255 ... non-nikon/

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Re: Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras

Post by cuivenion » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:18 am

Tried it, had a crash with report straight off when I tried to change the ASCOM parameters in Sharpcap. It also hangs on the capture dialog. Nice idea though, and it is only in alpha.

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Re: Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras

Post by admin » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:56 am

Ah, that's interesting. I have a canon camera or two, so may have a play. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras

Post by admin » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:56 pm

Didn't get time to try this out myself today, but did see the uploaded bug reports from your testing.

Looks like the camera driver is somehow marking itself as being disconnected after SharpCap has connected to it. The bug reports were all 'Not Connected' problems and they were all happening in parts of the SharpCap code that can only be reached when the ASCOM camera is successfully connected, so I am assuming that the driver either says it connects successfully but doesn't or it disconnects itself somehow without being asked.

I will debug the problem more thoroughly over the weekend.

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Re: Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras

Post by Aussie Greg » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:32 am

Any further updates on this one?
I am trying to connect my D7100 Nikon DSLR
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Re: Ascom driver for Nikon & Canon cameras

Post by admin » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:19 pm

Hi,

I found the driver to only work intermittently for my Canon camera. I suspect this may be the result of SharpCap running exposures in very quick succession which the driver/camera may not be expecting. I do plan to test further when I have some more time.

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