Be as specific as possible when reporting issues and *ALWAYS* include the full version number of the application you are using and your exact *CAMERA MODEL*
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I've been using the nikon D7000 and the Shoestring astronomy DSUSB cable to control the camera via Backyard Nikon software.
Recently, i've noticed when connected that the planetary and frame/focus modes worked fine, but the imaging tab failed to control the camera when the shutter was set to bulb. I'm almost sure this has been mentioned earlier but here goes...
My solution: Boot up the computer and then connect the DSUSB cable to your usb port. There should be an audible 2 sound confirmation from windows.
Next, Connect your 8 pin DSUSB and the download cable to the Nikon D7000 with the CAMERA OFF. Now turn ON the camera and there should be another confirmation sound from windows.
Your camera's green light on the back will be blinking furiously. GO GET A CUP OF COFFEE or anything for about 2 minutes or so until the light has STOPPED ( ie the camera has loaded drivers etc to make it all work)
Once the camera is no longer blinking, connect via Backyard Nikon and you're good to go. This works and whats more, it's reproducible for me allowing the bulb function to work as intended:)
Dave (beckemd) in Chicago
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