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Bulb and Mirror up Setting on camera



I've connected my Nikon d200 and using the USB cable. I'm attempting to use the bulb and mirror up setting on my camera, the application fails and tells me Your camera requires a configured serial cable for BULB or Mirror Lock. not sure what this means or where I could at this time for this camera acquire a cable capable of doing this. Any help would be appreciated.


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The D200 is a 17 years old camera. Nikon did not support BULB over USB before 2012.

Mirror Lock will never work with the D200 so forget about this for now. Focus on BULB only, and as the message says, you need a serial cable to be able to use the BULB feature. BYN has been tested the Shoestring DSUSB cable and a few others.


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Yeah I didn’t think it did, but thanks for clarifying it for me. Digital astrophotography is new to me, I’m from the era of film, getting back into it so I wanted to use what I have on hand. I’ve created a timer unit that triggers the shutter twice to give me mirror up and then times out an exposure to use with the bulb setting so I’ll just stick with that and use your app to tether the camera and download the photos into my laptop. I was liking the functionality of setting up a series of photos to be automatically taken. I just really want that mirror up to allow the camera vibration to settle down before the shutter is tripped. I gave that a 2sec delay also, but I do really like the app and will be trying it out next imaging session. Thanks for the feedback. All my equipment is old school. 27 year old 12” lx200 and the 12 year old camera with a 10 year old MacBook Pro running macOS and windows. And I got 2 camera bodies so why not use them. Actually I get good results. Results I’m happy with. Your app will work great for what I need, the mirror up woulda been the icing, but hey old tech, what ya gonna do. LOL

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