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  2. The End User License Agreement for BYE allows you to install it on multiple PC's as long as you only use it on one machine at a time. Simply copy the setup file to the laptop, install it, and validate the same license to activate it.
  3. Please don't post to multiple threads! The Z7 is not yet supported by BYN. Please be patient as it can take several months for a new camera to 1) be supported in Nikon's Software Development Kit and 2) the BYN authors to incorporate the new model into the software. The Z6 was only recently added as a supported camera in BYN.
  4. astroman133

    Nikon Z6

    I believe that the Nikon Z7 is not currently supported by the current release of BYN or the next release candidate. You should read the pinned topic near the top of this forum about supported cameras!
  5. gnnyman

    Nikon Z6

    Sounds great, however, sadly enough, nothing works with my Z7..... 😞 any idea or hint for a solution ? I need some help...
  6. I have the Z7 ( and the D850 ) - and I downloaded the RC2....same as with the current version of BYN.... in the menu Z7 shows up but clicking on it - nothing happens. And yes, camera is at M and B and in photo mode... everything fine with the D850 but nothing with the Z7. However, if I click on Z6, it seems to work because BYN tells me that it is not a Z6.... any ideas, any solution? Thanks and regards from Lower Austria
  7. I have the Z7 and same problem - clicking in the selection menu on Z7 - nothing happens.... any ideas?
  8. I bought BYE 3.1 Classic edition for my desktop PC the other day then realized that I wont be able to use it with my telescope unless I have it on my laptop. I have a windows 10 laptop that I have several astronomy programs installed on, dedicated to AP and want to know if the one license I bought will allow me to add it to my Laptop. Or will I have to pay 35 dollars again? Thanx, Radarsski
  9. Yesterday
  10. Well. here's what I didn't do...After i installed the software i didn't do a restart. Once I did this, it woke up. Also this software installed three shortcuts on my desktop, BYOES v2.0, BYEOS V 3.1, and BYEOS V3.1 Camera2.... All three worked after the restart. So all is good now..I'm a MAC user BTW. but I guess the Crazy Windows like to be restarted...! Thank you !
  11. First, one of the reasons that the authors provide a free, fully-functional Trial license is to avoid the scenario where "I bought it, but it does not connect". Once they have issued you a license key there can be no refund since the license is still valid and you could continue to use it, or sell it (against the terms of the End User License Agreement). I would install BYE 3.1.18 RC 2 over top of your current installation to see if that fixes the issue, but it may be that some prerequisite Microsoft runtime library that is needed by the SDK is not installed on your PC so the SDK cannot function. SDK stands for Software Development Kit. It is a library from Canon that 3rd party developers can use to talk to EOS cameras. "Eds" stands for something like "EOS Developer Software" and is used by the SDK programmers as a prefix for names of variables, constants, and methods that are exposed by the SDK. It is done to avoid name collisions with other software packages. EdsInitializeSDK is a method in the SDK that is called by BYE to initialize it. This is done to prepare the SDK for use to connect and control a camera. This early failure is an indication that there is something missing from your PC that the SDK needs. According to this previous post the issue has been fixed by uninstalling BYE and re-installing it to a different folder. It only happens rarely and this seems to fix it. Since the fix is so easy, a cause has never been found.
  12. What does Eds and SDK mean? I don't have a clue...I looked at the help section in the BYEOS software, but it does not address my camera. Just canon issues in general. So I'm at a loss here. Anyone can help who has had a similar issue maybe can help. I'm still playing with it. Thanks
  13. Just purchased BYEOS. Plugged in the camera to the USB, hit Connect. Tried to connect for split second then did not. Got this error message...Not my day! Rodney
  14. Mako

    D700 BULB Issue

    It's just $35 for EOS Classic, that's not too bad...! Thanks
  15. The authors have, in the past, offered a deal to owners of one software product to purchase the other at a modest discount. You should investigate.
  16. Mako

    D700 BULB Issue

    Problem solved...rather than spend another $100 on the 10-pin cable and the USB adapter. i will just buy the BYEOS for $50. My Canon T7i does not require serial connection...YES!
  17. Mako

    D700 BULB Issue

    Yep, i see it now...Serial required on D700...Now I just need to find out what all is needed... Thanks
  18. Mako

    D700 BULB Issue

    I went too far, let me try that again...Thanks
  19. Mako

    D700 BULB Issue

    Thank you! Oh, BTW, how will that cable interface my computer for the BYN...Looks like it just goes from the 10-pin back into the camera jack?
  20. For the benefit of others who read your post and are unable to find the Camera Support Grid, please see the screenshot below of the BYN Product page with the Cameras tab circled in red. The Shutter Control Interface Products page on the Shoestring Astro web site describes what to order depending on your camera model. If this is not clear you should ask them. You will likely get a faster, more definitive answer from them than you will get here.
  21. s3igell

    D700 BULB Issue

    The DSCBL-12 is the correct 10-pin Connector, which was standard for that generation of Nikon DSLRs. If you wish more confirmation, contact the Shoestring Astro folks by email/phone when putting together your Order. (Sorry, but I don't own that model Nikon... But Shoestring has a Great Reputation.)
  22. Mako

    D700 BULB Issue

    Mine is a D700, will it work for that model?
  23. s3igell

    D700 BULB Issue

    The Shoestring Astro site Serial Port Connector Page - http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm - shows images of the Camera Connector end of each offered Cable. Which looks to fit your D7000 (DSCBL-15 or DSCBL-12)?? Then add the DSUSB Controller/USB-to-Serial Converter so that you can plug all in and control via a USB Port. And maybe an Extension Serial Cable (if your setup needs more than 6ft between DSLR and PC). Or you can mount the DSUSB unit on your Scope/Mount and use a standard USB2 Extension Cable to reach your PC...
  24. Mako

    D700 BULB Issue

    Okay, I got something here! This D700 10-pin connector accepts the Remote Cord PN-MC-36...This is what I will need to get this thing working. I'll see if this Shoestring web site sells it, if not I'll order from Nikon or an aftermarket sales place...Thanks. Nope, wrong...All this is, is a remote switch. I need a cable from the 10-pin to the Serial Port of the computer. Does such a thing exist? Rodney
  25. Mako

    D700 BULB Issue

    Went to the store, all it shows are the three different Applications, BYN, BYEOS, and BYRED. So I clicked on BYN. Next page shows the Version and date of release, BackyardNIKON 2.0.10 2019-02-22...I scrolled down and saw no Camera's Tab. Just a Trial link, and a bunch of updates, and info below, that's it...And some other arrows at the bottom taking you to older downloads...Only way i can do the EOS version is put in another License key, another 50 bucks. I went into this Shoestring site on my own. Shows a lot of downloads and info on BULB operations, looking at this now. Sorry.
  26. It seems that people are routinely (at least every month) unable to find the information about which camera models are supported by BYE and BYN and to explain the possible reasons why a particular model is not listed. This causes a bad experience when they assume, without further research, that their camera is supported when in fact it is not, or that they only need a single cable and their camera requires a DSUSB cable for Bulb exposures along with the regular USB cable.. Perhaps the site navigation in the Store could benefit from more prominent placement of the Camera Support Grid for each of the products. It could boldly state that not all camera models are supported by the product and the reasons why. It could also boldly state that some cameras need 2 cables while most need only 1 cable and describe how to read the Grid to determine the cabling requirements. One way to make the support grid more visible is to display it on a page of its own that the user must navigate through to get to the product order page and get the user to agree that they have read and understand the page contents as related to their camera model. If they are unsure of the requirements for their camera they could be directed to the Support area to seek clarification. Another option could display the camera models in a dropdown list, instead of the entire grid, which brings up the support info in a separate panel that the user can read and dismiss.
  27. s3igell

    Error Message

    The DSUSB line from Shoestring Astronomy is the most common line of Shutter Control Serial Cables: http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm
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