Hallo from a total newbie.
After years of use of video cameras attached to microscopes (easily controlled via USB), I discovered that I need a larger APS sensor, with wider sensor pixels than those in my professional microscope video camera.
But I still need to activate image capture from the keyboard, as I always did. I also control a self-made automated Z-stage from the keyboard.
For those reasons I’m in the process of buying an used Canon EOS 550D and - most probably, depending on the answers that I will receive - Smart Shooter 4 to make my first attempts at tethered macrophotography with a photo camera body.
So, here are my two questions:
- do I need a special kind of USB cable for Smart Shooter 4 to work? Or does any USB cable (as the one pictured in attachment) work?
- I would like to activate the Mirror Lockup feature to limit shaking of the microscope stand. If I do, to capture an image does it suffice for me to click the Smart Shooter 4 capture icon twice, as I would do with a physical remote (first click: raise mirror, second click: shoot)??
Many thanks and all the best to everyone!