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Cano eos 2oD standby mode

 


aai-productions  (D 38185)

Apr 29, 2005, 3:06 AM
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Hi there,

I jump with a Canon EOS 20D, and use a bite switch. I stripped the original Canon Remote (only for the plug that goes in the body) and connected a conceptus Bite switch to it. The problem I have is that the camera goes into standby after about 30 seconds, and can't be woken up anymore via the bite switch (normally via the shutter button done). The only way to wake it up again is to switch on and of, which is very annoying in freefall CrazyCrazy. Has anyone some help for me, is it maybe a menu setting in the camera or wrong soldering of wires from my side, or even software camera problems. Thanks for the help in advance. Norb


Stumpy  (C 104288)

Apr 29, 2005, 4:06 AM
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Re: [aai-productions] Cano eos 2oD standby mode [In reply to] Can't Post

Read this: http://www.dropzone.com/...ring=20d%20;#1497599

There is an answer in there i think. Hope this helps

dave


Fuzzy  (D 26596)

Apr 29, 2005, 5:49 AM
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I have the same problem, so just changed the settings to not power down for 15 min in the menu settings (could go less, but this is more comfortable / less worry for me).

If you do set it to less, and are worried it has powered down, it will start up again by simply opening and closing the CF door (Lew mentioned that in an earlier post - and this works for me).

Depending on your setup, it should be easy to do even while wearing the helmet.

Not sure why, but some people have this problem while others don't and seems to be even when wiring them the same.

Someone one mentioned updating the firmware, but that didn't fix the problem (at least on mine).


aai-productions  (D 38185)

May 3, 2005, 4:01 AM
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Re: [Stumpy] Cano eos 2oD standby mode [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, I'll go out and try


aai-productions  (D 38185)

May 3, 2005, 4:02 AM
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Thanks for the help, lets hope it works. Cool


Todd_Jacobsen  (D 21317)

May 3, 2005, 8:09 AM
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Re: [aai-productions] Cano eos 2oD standby mode [In reply to] Can't Post

Doesn't have to be set to 15 minutes. 8 minutes is long enough. I usually take a shot in the plane anyway (about mid-point in time between exit and donning helmet).



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