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Mako

D700 BULB Issue

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Cannot get the BULB feature to work using this software, nor the mirrors...Only cable I use is the USB to Camera. Are there any more cables required for this mode to work? All other modes are good!

 

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R Bell

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I believe that this camera is being used by other folks with BYN.

According to the Supported Cameras matrix, the D700 should be able to do BULB exposures with only the USB cable, but the camera cannot do Mirror Lockup (this is not normally useful for astrophotography anyway), at least with the newest version of BYN.

Make sure that the camera is in Manual shooting mode and Single frame Release Mode. If you have a lens on the camera, make sure that it is in Manual Focus mode. Also you should disable Long Exposure and High ISO Noise Reduction and make sure that the memory card in the camera is nearly empty.

 

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4 hours ago, astroman133 said:

I believe that this camera is being used by other folks with BYN.

According to the Supported Cameras matrix, the D700 should be able to do BULB exposures with only the USB cable, but the camera cannot do Mirror Lockup (this is not normally useful for astrophotography anyway), at least with the newest version of BYN.

Make sure that the camera is in Manual shooting mode and Single frame Release Mode. If you have a lens on the camera, make sure that it is in Manual Focus mode. Also you should disable Long Exposure and High ISO Noise Reduction and make sure that the memory card in the camera is nearly empty.

 

This might have been and error in the camera grid, I do believe the D700 requires a serial cable.  I have updated the grid already.

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12 hours ago, admin said:

This might have been and error in the camera grid, I do believe the D700 requires a serial cable.  I have updated the grid already.

Where might I be able to find a cable? I looked at a few places this morning including Best Buy. Nothing there like that...Needs to be a 15-pin serial to that small connector on the side of the camera, where the USB cable also connects.

Well, this is worthless to me like this. I paid $50.00 for the BY Nikon, can I get a refund, and and or swap this for the BY EOS? I could do this most likely on my Canon EOS T7i....I also have that camera, and T-Ring, etc

Please let me know, and if so who can do this for me?

Thanks

Rodney

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Go to the OTelescope Store and select the BYN product (actually pick any of the 3 BYN license levels). On the page that comes up scroll down a bit and select the Cameras tab. Read the text just above the camera support grid and click on the link to the Shoestring Astronomy web site.

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Where might I be able to find a cable? I looked at a few places this morning including Best Buy. Nothing there like that...Needs to be a 15-pin serial to that small connector on the side of the camera, where the USB cable also connects.

The most common DSLR Shutter Cables come from "Shoestring Astronomy" - the line of "DSUSB Cable Systems".

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

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7 minutes ago, astroman133 said:

Go to the OTelescope Store and select the BYN product (actually pick any of the 3 BYN license levels). On the page that comes up scroll down a bit and select the Cameras tab. Read the text just above the camera support grid and click on the link to the Shoestring Astronomy web site.

Can I do a software swap there, or will I have to spend another $50 for the EOS version?

Rodney

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23 minutes ago, Mako said:

Can I do a software swap there, or will I have to spend another $50 for the EOS version?

Rodney

Went to the store, all it shows are the three different Applications, BYN, BYEOS, and BYRED. So I clicked on BYN. Next page shows the Version and date of release, BackyardNIKON 2.0.10 2019-02-22...I scrolled down and saw no Camera's Tab. Just a Trial link, and a bunch of updates, and info below, that's it...And some other arrows at the bottom taking you to older downloads...Only way i can do the EOS version is put in another License key, another 50 bucks.

I went into this Shoestring site on my own. Shows a lot of downloads and info on BULB operations, looking at this now.

Sorry.

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24 minutes ago, Mako said:

Went to the store, all it shows are the three different Applications, BYN, BYEOS, and BYRED. So I clicked on BYN. Next page shows the Version and date of release, BackyardNIKON 2.0.10 2019-02-22...I scrolled down and saw no Camera's Tab. Just a Trial link, and a bunch of updates, and info below, that's it...And some other arrows at the bottom taking you to older downloads...Only way i can do the EOS version is put in another License key, another 50 bucks.

I went into this Shoestring site on my own. Shows a lot of downloads and info on BULB operations, looking at this now.

Sorry.

Okay, I got something here! This D700 10-pin connector accepts the Remote Cord PN-MC-36...This is what I will need to get this thing working. I'll see if this Shoestring web site sells it, if not I'll order from Nikon or an aftermarket sales place...Thanks.

Nope, wrong...All this is, is a remote switch. I need a cable from the 10-pin to the Serial Port of the computer. Does such a thing exist? 

Rodney

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11 minutes ago, Mako said:

Okay, I got something here! This D700 10-pin connector accepts...

I need a cable from the 10-pin to the Serial Port of the computer. Does such a thing exist? 

The Shoestring Astro site Serial Port Connector Page - http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm - shows images of the Camera Connector end of each offered Cable.  Which looks to fit your D7000 (DSCBL-15 or DSCBL-12)?? 

Then add the DSUSB Controller/USB-to-Serial Converter so that you can plug all in and control via a USB Port.

And maybe an Extension Serial Cable (if your setup needs more than 6ft between DSLR and PC).  Or you can mount the DSUSB unit on your Scope/Mount and use a standard USB2 Extension Cable to reach your PC...

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2 minutes ago, s3igell said:

The Shoestring Astro site Serial Port Connector Page - http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_ds.htm - shows images of the Camera Connector end of each offered Cable.  Which looks to fit your D7000 (DSCBL-15 or DSCBL-12)?? 

Then add the DSUSB Controller/USB-to-Serial Converter so that you can plug all in and control via a USB Port.

And maybe an Extension Serial Cable (if your setup needs more than 6ft between DSLR and PC).  Or you can mount the DSUSB unit on your Scope/Mount and use a standard USB2 Extension Cable to reach your PC...

Mine is a D700, will it work for that model?

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5 minutes ago, Mako said:

Mine is a D700, will it work for that model?

The DSCBL-12 is the correct 10-pin Connector, which was standard for that generation of Nikon DSLRs.

If you wish more confirmation, contact the Shoestring Astro folks by email/phone when putting together your Order.

(Sorry, but I don't own that model Nikon... But Shoestring has a Great Reputation.)

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For the benefit of others who read your post and are unable to find the Camera Support Grid, please see the screenshot below of the BYN Product page with the Cameras tab circled in red.

The Shutter Control Interface Products page on the Shoestring Astro web site describes what to order depending on your camera model. If this is not clear you should ask them. You will likely get a faster, more definitive answer from them than you will get here.

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7 minutes ago, s3igell said:

The DSCBL-12 is the correct 10-pin Connector, which was standard for that generation of Nikon DSLRs.

If you wish more confirmation, contact the Shoestring Astro folks by email/phone when putting together your Order.

(Sorry, but I don't own that model Nikon... But Shoestring has a Great Reputation.)

Thank you! Oh, BTW, how will that cable interface my computer for the BYN...Looks like it just goes from the 10-pin back into the camera jack?

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5 minutes ago, astroman133 said:

For the benefit of others who read your post and are unable to find the Camera Support Grid, please see the screenshot below of the BYN Product page with the Cameras tab circled in red.

The Shutter Control Interface Products page on the Shoestring Astro web site describes what to order depending on your camera model. If this is not clear you should ask them. You will likely get a faster, more definitive answer from them than you will get here.

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I went too far, let me try that again...Thanks

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9 minutes ago, astroman133 said:

For the benefit of others who read your post and are unable to find the Camera Support Grid, please see the screenshot below of the BYN Product page with the Cameras tab circled in red.

The Shutter Control Interface Products page on the Shoestring Astro web site describes what to order depending on your camera model. If this is not clear you should ask them. You will likely get a faster, more definitive answer from them than you will get here.

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Yep, i see it now...Serial required on D700...Now I just need to find out what all is needed...

Thanks

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Problem solved...rather than spend another $100 on the 10-pin cable and the USB adapter. i will just buy the BYEOS for $50.  My Canon T7i does not require serial connection...YES!

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33 minutes ago, astroman133 said:

The authors have, in the past, offered a deal to owners of one software product to purchase the other at a modest discount. You should investigate.

It's just $35 for EOS Classic, that's not too bad...! Thanks

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