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I just bought BYN to connect my d5100 to PC. I know that I also need a DSUSB to control bulb, and another cable to connect DSUSB to camera. So I want to ask what two inputs I should use on camera?  

There are four on D5100: gps; a/v out; mic; or hdmi; 

 

More sepcifically, which input should I connect with normal USB? and which input should I connect with DSUSB?

 

Thanks!

 

Yuexiao

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I am not sure that it is possible to connect them incorrectly. There is also the process of elimination. Neither BYN cable is for a microphone, so the Mic jack is not used. The HDMI output is not discussed very much in the manual, but I would assume that it is for displaying video and images on a TV or monitor. It is also not applicable to tethered control from a PC.

 

Per the camera manual. You connect the USB cable that came with the camera between the A/V out jack on the camera and a USB port on the PC.

 

The jack labelled GPS is the accessory port which is where you would connect a wired remote shutter control. This is also where the DSUSB cable goes, since it is effectively a computer-controlled remote shutter. Depending on how close the PC is to the camera, you can install a USB extension cable for the DSUSB cable, but Nikon indicates that you should not try to extend the A/V Out USB cable or connect it through a hub.

 

I would recommend bench testing both cables with your camera and BYN before venturing out to do some imaging. Start with no extensions and then add additional cables/hubs as you will need in the field and test thoroughly to verify that the setup will work correctly. That way you are not wasting a good dark night trying to get the camera to work with BYN and a bad cable or improper configuration.

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I am not sure that it is possible to connect them incorrectly. There is also the process of elimination. Neither BYN cable is for a microphone, so the Mic jack is not used. The HDMI output is not discussed very much in the manual, but I would assume that it is for displaying video and images on a TV or monitor. It is also not applicable to tethered control from a PC.

 

Per the camera manual. You connect the USB cable that came with the camera between the A/V out jack on the camera and a USB port on the PC.

 

The jack labelled GPS is the accessory port which is where you would connect a wired remote shutter control. This is also where the DSUSB cable goes, since it is effectively a computer-controlled remote shutter. Depending on how close the PC is to the camera, you can install a USB extension cable for the DSUSB cable, but Nikon indicates that you should not try to extend the A/V Out USB cable or connect it through a hub.

 

I would recommend bench testing both cables with your camera and BYN before venturing out to do some imaging. Start with no extensions and then add additional cables/hubs as you will need in the field and test thoroughly to verify that the setup will work correctly. That way you are not wasting a good dark night trying to get the camera to work with BYN and a bad cable or improper configuration.

 

Thank you for your advice. I will try and update my results:)

 

Yuexiao

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You need the DSUSB cable + DSCBL-15 from ShoestringAstronomy.

http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm

If you go ahead with the DSUSB solution, I suggest you confirm with ShoestringAstronomy that the DSCBL-15 is what you need to for the D5100.  From the looks of it that is the correct cable, but better be safe than sorry. 

Regards,

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You need the DSUSB cable + DSCBL-15 from ShoestringAstronomy.

http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm

If you go ahead with the DSUSB solution, I suggest you confirm with ShoestringAstronomy that the DSCBL-15 is what you need to for the D5100.  From the looks of it that is the correct cable, but better be safe than sorry. 

Regards,

Thank you so much.. Noted!! Have a great day.

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