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Don't see Lens focus options BYN


Mach13
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Hi Firstly lovin this app.. Brand new to astro, my D7000 and everthing.. so its all a steep curve

 

I'm using the BYN trial version 2.12 with my Nikon D7000  The attached lens is Nikon AF Nikkor 28-100mm f3.5-5.6

Everything appears to have connected fine

The camera is in auto focus mode

But when I'm in 'Frame and Focus' I don't get the Lens Focus Adjustment option in the live view pane.

 

The auto focus is still working on the camera... What am I missing?

PS I've looked at the logs and i've noted that Lens references state LensStatus = '0'   Does this indicate the lens Isnt being picked up? Should this model/type be picked up?

 

Be grateful for your guidance

Rgds Mark

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I'm wondering if this feature will be likely be added to future updates?

Reason I ask is it defo works in another 'control...nikon' app I have on demo so I know my camera has the capability.

Not having had any clear skies at all since I've had the DSLR I've no idea how much of a pain it is to try and focus manually versus through the app..it just seems such a cool feature for fine tuning.

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1 hour ago, Mach13 said:

it defo works in another 'control...nikon' app I have on demo so I know my camera has the capability.

Nobody said that the Camera doesn't have the ability - rather that the Nikon SDK (developed and published by NIKON) doesn't expose certain functionality to the Program(s) which connect to the DSLR through that SDK.  This is complicated by the fact that NIKON has used several 3rd-party Companies as sources for the Sensors and Processors in various Model Series.

Certain other "control...nikon" apps use other connectivity methods than the SDK - methods which expose different features (and only work for some Model Series).  BYN Developers decided to stick with the SDK, as that is provided by Nikon (for almost all DSLR and MILC Models) and doesn't need to be coded differently for different Models.

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On 7/1/2021 at 2:33 PM, Mach13 said:

I'm wondering if this feature will be likely be added to future updates?

Reason I ask is it defo works in another 'control...nikon' app I have on demo so I know my camera has the capability.

Not having had any clear skies at all since I've had the DSLR I've no idea how much of a pain it is to try and focus manually versus through the app..it just seems such a cool feature for fine tuning.

No, not an old Nikon, sorry.

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12 hours ago, s3igell said:

Nobody said that the Camera doesn't have the ability - rather that the Nikon SDK (developed and published by NIKON) doesn't expose certain functionality to the Program(s) which connect to the DSLR through that SDK.  This is complicated by the fact that NIKON has used several 3rd-party Companies as sources for the Sensors and Processors in various Model Series.

Certain other "control...nikon" apps use other connectivity methods than the SDK - methods which expose different features (and only work for some Model Series).  BYN Developers decided to stick with the SDK, as that is provided by Nikon (for almost all DSLR and MILC Models) and doesn't need to be coded differently for different Models.

Thanks s3igell for your detailed reply - just for clarity, I wasn't implying anything was said,  I was merely making a functionality point and asking a question, which you then answered eloquently so thank for that.. much appreciated.

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12 hours ago, admin said:

No, not the an old Nikon, sorry.

Thanks Admin,  It's not a major issue I just wondered.  I still feel BYN has the edge over anything else I've seen to-date... but that focussing tool would have been the icing on the cake.  I'm going to be starting out with using my camera on my scope for lunar and planetary stuff so the focussing will be a mute point for that. But at some point I'd like to move onto other basic deep sky stuff and figured it would be very helpful in the longer term.. But I guess not essential.  When I bought my camera I had no idea it could be linked to my laptop at all - so this is all a big bonus.

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