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I understand that v1.0.2 of BYN doesn’t support Mirror Lock.
While I agree that it is not needed for long exposure time shots, there are some exposure ranges of just sub-second to several seconds where it would be handy.
In shooting the recent Lunar eclipse, I implemented a work-around Mirror Lock with the “Mup” (Mirror up) Release Mode on my D7000.
Connected the D7000 to my laptop with two cables; a USB cable (from laptop USB A to camera USB mini-B, and a DSUSB cable (“Shoestring Astronomy”, from laptop USB A to camera accessory port). BYN configured with Cable Support set to “DSUSB”.
With the camera’s “MODE” dial set to “M” (manual), and the camera’s “Release-Mode” dial set to “S” (single-frame) I enter “Frame & Focus” in BYN which allows me to use the Live View display on the Frame/Focus screen and utilize all the niceties to compose and focus. I move to “Imaging” within BYN and set up a capture plan of several single exposures, ranging from sub-second to BULB exposures of 1, 2 and 3 seconds. If at this point I initiated a “Start Capture”, it would work through my capture plan.
However, if prior to initiating a “Start Capture” I physically change the camera’s “Release-Mode” dial by rotating it from “S” to “Mup” (mirror-up) then the following happens.
When I initiate a “Start Capture”, prior to each exposure the mirror flips up, in the “Progress Centre” it displays the statement “Anti-Vibration”, after about 5 seconds the exposure is triggered, exposure ends and mirror drops. As it moves through each line of my capture plan it repeats the “Anti-vibration” mirror up sequence for each exposure.
Very nice. THE PROBLEM is when I move BYN back to “Frame & Focus”, Live View does not work. I have to physically change the camera setting by rotating the “Release-Mode” dial back to “S” (single-shot). Then the Live View will work, and I can adjust focus, composition, etc. Back to “Imaging” to shoot a capture plan and if I want to use the anti-vibration feature I must again physically change the “Release-Mode” dial to “Mup”.
Certainly a kludge, and unfortunately not the best as you have to physically touch the camera to adjust the Release-Mode dial. I don’t know if this would translate to other Nikon bodies, but it does work for my D7000.
I like BYN and recently upgraded to Premium, but it will be better when Mirror-Lock is implemented.
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