I mainly work with ccd but I would like to do some imaging with my Canon EOS 5dii. I have a 12V power supply for it and would like to use it with a standard EOS lens and its built in focusing system.
Is it possible to focus from within SGP using the camera itself? I would like to use LiveView for focusing remotely, and the only way I can see to do this is the following:
Put the camera lens in AF mode
Connect with the canon utility and use its << >> controls to set the focus exactly using LiveView and a zoomed in view.
Shut down the canon utility, then go out to camera and physically switch the lens to manual focus (MF) mode so that the focus does not get changed when exposures are taken.
Connect with SGP and start imaging.
Is this pretty much what I need to do? I was hoping there was a way to avoid switching to MF mode since it means a trip out to the camera, and I lose the ability to focus remotely.
Also - if I have the camera connected to 12V, will the sgp connection to the camera ever get dropped due to inactivity?
I have installed magic lantern on the camera - if that matters.