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#1 GoldSpider

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 02:26 PM

Any thoughts on this announcement from Sony as it might apply to astrophotography software?

 

https://www.dpreview...e-camera-access


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:36 PM

Talk to Guylain at BackYardSONY. smile.gif

 

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 06:56 PM

Very interesting - we've been asking for this SDK for years! 

 

If I understand this correctly it allows developers to write Windows software to control Sony cameras tethered by USB.  But only the A7R mk4 and the A9 mk2 models are currently supported.

 

Also, there is the following amusing stipulation in the licence agreement:

 Please also note that you shall:
(a) explain to and obtain a consent from the END-USERS, before licensing the END-USERS to copy or use the APPLICATION SOFTWARE, that once a DEVICE is used or controlled through the APPLICATION SOFTWARE, the DEVICE will be out of such manufacturer-warranty as separately specified by SONY with respect to the DEVICE;

 

This seems to imply that anyone using Sony's SDK to control their Sony camera will automatically invalidate the warranty on the camera!

 

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:19 AM

I’d guess that’s to say “It’s not our fault if someone’s software bricks your camera” and not an uncommon clause.

And yeah I’m hoping it can be used with older cameras like my NEX-5T but I won’t hold my breath.

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