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Canon 600D Playing up with BYE


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Hi All

I am having trouble with my canon 600D when using it with Backyard EOS.

I have the camera connected all works fine, but when I set it to take say 20x 300second images it only ends up with 10 on the camera. it cycles through all 20 but it will take one, then the next shot will start and the camera sits there idle, then after that the next one starts and the camera does its thing, then repeats 

I have it set to manual and on bulb mode, I have tried with a paus between shots, but no luck

any help would be hugely appreciated 

thanks 

Matt 

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Please provide a more complete explanation of your issue.

What is the version number of BYE that you are using? Which license? What camera model? Which version of Windows? Are you on the Frame & Focus screen or the Imaging screen? How is the camera cabled to the PC? Are you saving the images to the camera, the PC, or both? Do you see any error messages?

You say that "the next shot will start and the camera sits there idle". Does that mean that you do not hear the mirror flip up and the shutter open? Are you trying to use mirror lock up? Do you have long exposure noise reduction enabled in the camera?

Sorry for bombarding you with questions, but the answers help to provide background information that will help to solve your issue.

Thanks.

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Hi 

 

I'm not sure of the version, I can check later and let you know. the issue is only happening on my 600D, my 700D is fine

I connect to the camera via usb cable, saving to camera, no errors, you get the shutter opening noise, then 300 seconds, then shutter closes, then the next exposure starts but the camera does nothing, then when the 300 seconds are up the next one starts and the shutter opens. it is almost like one exposure acts as a shutter open trigger and the next it acts as a shutter close trigger. when I say the camera sits idle I mean that during a normal exposure it opens the shutter and you see it counting up on the camera display, then that exposure ends and the next starts but the camera does nothing and the cameras display just shows the settings 

I hope that makes some sort of sense :) 

matt 

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Thanks for the explanation. There were several questions that were unanswered. These may shed light on your issue.

Are you sure that "the next starts but the camera does nothing"? Is it possible that the BYE is waiting for the camera to make the previous image available? This is usually quick, but if Long Exposure Noise Reduction is enabled in the camera, the camera will take 300 seconds after a 300 second exposure before it saves the image. This is because it is taking a dark frame of the sameduration as the light frame. BYE does not control this setting so you must manually disable it in the camera's menus.

An easy test is to take 30 second exposures. If you only get one every 60 seconds, then LENR is most likely the culprit.

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2 minutes ago, astroman133 said:

Thanks for the explanation. There were several questions that were unanswered. These may shed light on your issue.

Are you sure that "the next starts but the camera does nothing"? Is it possible that the BYE is waiting for the camera to make the previous image available? This is usually quick, but if Long Exposure Noise Reduction is enabled in the camera, the camera will take 300 seconds after a 300 second exposure before it saves the image. This is because it is taking a dark frame of the sameduration as the light frame. BYE does not control this setting so you must manually disable it in the camera's menus.

An easy test is to take 30 second exposures. If you only get one every 60 seconds, then LENR is most likely the culprit.

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Ah I see, that could be it then. I thought that was disabled but I might be wrong. ill check that out and update later along with my BYE version 

many thanks 

Matt

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