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D5100 capture no working on Bulb


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Hi, I have a Nikon D5100 and having problems.

I have the latest firmware installed: A 1.02, B 1.01, L 1.003 from the Nikon Download centre.

Camera set to Manual and bulb exposure selected before connecting. Camera shutter selector is set to 'S'.

Connection to BYN is OK

Cable init is OK

Frame and focus - shutter fires

Bulb selected with any length of exposure NOTHING, the indicator just scrolls round - I have to abort to continue

A preset shutter period (ie 5 sec, 20sec...) OK

Anyone have a solution please

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41 minutes ago, admin said:

Which serial cable are you using and what is your cable config set to? 

Do you have in-camera mirror lock enabled?  If yes turn is off.

Hi Guylain,

I'm using 2 cables from the camera - the smaller connector direct to the laptop, the larger one via a Shoestring DSUSB unit. Not using mirror lock.

The laptop (and desktop tried through both same results) is Win 10

Cable config ?

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Do you hear the shutter open at the start of the exposure? If so, it would seem that the cable is functioning correctly.

If you have Long Exposure Noise Reduction (LENR) enabled in the camera, you should turn it off.

If that does not work I would suggest doing a factory reset on the camera.

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