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SecondShooter not always triggering 5D3 shutter

Hello,

I've been running some tests indoors with my new SecondShooter. I have the control unit hooked up to my Canon 5D mark III with the provided N3+ cable.

In my test scenario that's running right now, my exposure is set to 1/10 (actual camera shutter is set to 1/60), my delay is set to 5 seconds, and ramping at about 10%.

I've noticed by watching the SecondShooter display that the camera does not always get triggered when the countdown on the SS display hits 0. I can see the signal gets to the camera because it meters the scene, and then usually the next pulse will trigger the shutter.

Is this a fault with my SS, the cable, or is there a setting I can change on my camera? Should I just set the camera to trigger the shutter and not meter anything on shutter button press?

Thanks for your help!

Craig

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As this was worked out with the support team, I am updating, in case anyone else encounters this. The camera had auto-focus on. Turning off auto-focus resolved the issue with frames being dropped. Thanks

Chris Beller

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The sequence I ran just finished and I wanted to update with the results. The SS was set to take 710 pictures but my camera only has 403 recorded. The shutter button is set to AE lock at half press. I'm digging through camera settings now but it seems strange that one pulse is enough to kind of prep the camera and then the next one takes the photo.

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Another update: I've tried another cable I had laying around with the app it was designed for (TriggerTrap). It worked fine. I plugged the cable into the SecondShooter and got the same result that I had earlier, when the countdown hits 0 I can see the light meter being engaged on the camera but the shutter is not triggered.

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