Why? With the camera itself I can take max 10 photos sequentially after having to go to the camera and press the trigger again, I can use exposure times only to max 30 seconds and as a result I get hundreds of photos named IMG_6013.CR2 and such.
The script I wrote:
- Asks for
- exposure time
- number of photos
- name for the object in photos.
- Sets all the necessary settings for camera. You need of course to aim the camera, focus it manually and set the control wheel to manual mode (M).
- Takes number of photos, resetting the USB connection after each photo (because on RasPi this is required)
- Downloads each photo instantly from the camera and uploads it to my NAS (mounted by NFS on RasPi). The photos are put to a directory by name asked before and named with a timestamp. For example M42_2012-12-16_16.22.28.099570.cr2.
The script and instructions for it can be seen here. It's easier to share files on Google Sites than Blogger and I also want a permanent page of that. I'll update the page to always include the newest version of my script.