I have been testing out the new features on the MX3 and the 1.1 Otter update, and have come across something that took a few days to uncover.
I would input a Max-Shots number, but no matter what that particular number would be, I would only get HALF the number of total frames? It did not matter whether I was using the MX3 in 'Dolly' or 'Pan/Tilt' mode, or how many Max-Shots I asked for, it would only give me 50% before it shut off?
After using the 'scientific-method', and eliminating one thing at a time, I finally narrowed it down to the 'Repeat-Shots' feature. I had it set to '1' to activate the mirror-lockup on my Canon, as I do a lot of long-exposure astrophotography.
The MX3 considers the mirror-lockup signal to be the same as an exposure, so for each actual image the camera took, the MX3 registered it as TWO shots!
Is this Normal?...or is it an Anomaly?...and either way, wouldn't it be nice to mention this 'feature' in the manual, don't ya think? Something like:
*Note: When using the 'Repeat-Shots' function for mirror-lockup, the MX3 will register TWO shots for every ONE shot actually exposed.
...( also, this defaults to '0', and if ya use the 'UP' button on the MX3, it reads '1' as expected...but if ya push the 'DOWN' button, it registers '255'...???
Am I missing something here?...If this function is mainly to trigger mirror-lockup, WHY have a number range from 2~255? Why not just 0~1? )