On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 02:04:50PM -0800, B. Bogart wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm working on a project that controls a camera
> (http://www.ekran.org/ben/wp/?p=306). Up to this point I've been using a
> PTZ video camera, but would like to replace it with a digital (still)
> camera on a Pan/Tilt control head.
> I was initially going to get a Sony Alpha 300, as I have a bunch of
> Minolta lenses I would like to keep using. Of course it seems to be
> totally uncontrollable.
Yes, we have not heard nor seens any Sonys being controllable yet.
> I have a A75 which works great for remote control, but in order to get
> it up to my specs (tele lens + power supply) it'll be about $300. For
> that much money I could get a Canon SX110 with a 10x zoom lens.
> I see the SX100 is supported by gphoto, anyone know about the SX110's
> I read that dSLR's don't allow zoom control, I assume this is because
> they don't have zoom motors, just focus motors?
> Another option would be splurge on a D40/50/70s. As the zoom is not
> remote controllable is it possible to (by hand) set the zoom to the max
> and then control the capture remotely? Or will that interfere with the
This can be done. The camera will autofocus on triggering the remote