I am setting up a very long term time lapse and a big concern is that if the power goes out I need my DSLR to automatically turn back on. This is because I will have limited access to the camera when running.
I am a DR-E6 DC coupler with a LP-E6N dummy battery powering at the appropriate voltage (8V).
Issue is when I test the functionality, instead of the camera turning on automatically it instead flashes an empty battery signal for about 10 seconds on the mini screen and then remains off.
- If I engage the camera's battery door micro switch it powers on properly (or open and close the battery compartment door).
- If I switch the on and off button back on it powers properly too.
Is there any way to override this power option? Is there any way to jump start it with software? I tried with EOS utility software however the camera is not detected unless I do what I stated in items 1/2 above.
Your help would be much appreciated.