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Bata Testing

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Downloaded the software and was able to connect to my D5100 and tested the following in the house of course.

Imaging Mode: was able to change shutter speeds, aperture, duration, ISO and pause

 

Frame and Focus:  was able to change shutter speeds, aperture, ISO and pause

 

Planetary Mode; was able to record an AVI and 100 frames and put them in the right folders

 

Bulb over a DSUSB cable.

 

So far it works much like BYEOS.

 

Now waiting for clear dark skies to test it on a telescope.

 

More to follow.

 

Eric

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Hi Guylain,just downloaded the beta today.So far all the basic functions work very well,the D5100 connected flawlessly,Live view works,frame and focus and image capture all work fine.I just need to take this to the telescope shed.I don't have a dsusb cable so I can't report on the bulb issue.

Thank you,Richard

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BackyardNikon stopped recognizing my D5100 after taking a few pictures in my livingroom through the capture plan center(non bulb)1 sec.Set to 4 exposures,only shot  2 of them.The program seemed to freeze but I think it's because the camera suddenly became unrecognized,though nothing was shut off or unplugged.must have tried 20 times to reconnect but no luck.I was just out the other night imaging M81,the program worked great.

 

Richard

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BackyardNikon stopped recognizing my D5100 after taking a few pictures in my livingroom through the capture plan center(non bulb)1 sec.Set to 4 exposures,only shot  2 of them.The program seemed to freeze but I think it's because the camera suddenly became unrecognized,though nothing was shut off or unplugged.must have tried 20 times to reconnect but no luck.I was just out the other night imaging M81,the program worked great.

Richard


Try rebooting the computer or force closing BackyardNIKON and all associated elements in the Task Manager.

I've had that issue happen once with the D5100 I have. I rebooted the computer first, and the second time it happened, I force-closed by way of "End Process" all associated BackyardNIKON elements.

As for the Bulb exposure testing - I've got a workaround you might be interested in at about half the cost of a DSUSB kit. It does work - runs off of a USB dongle with RTS-Serial output and a custom-modified MC-DC2 shutter release.

It's also an all-in-one cable that hooks directly to the PC via USB and the camera's remote shutter control port. No secondary cables or two-cable setups that require a clunky box.

http://forum.otelescope.com/post/dsusb-cable-alternative-tested-and-works-in-backyardnikon-6858922?pid=1282534243

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BackyardNikon stopped recognizing my D5100 after taking a few pictures in my livingroom through the capture plan center(non bulb)1 sec.Set to 4 exposures,only shot  2 of them.The program seemed to freeze but I think it's because the camera suddenly became unrecognized,though nothing was shut off or unplugged.must have tried 20 times to reconnect but no luck.I was just out the other night imaging M81,the program worked great.

 

Richard

 

Try rebooting the computer or force closing BackyardNIKON and all associated elements in the Task Manager.

I've had that issue happen once with the D5100 I have. I rebooted the computer first, and the second time it happened, I force-closed by way of "End Process" all associated BackyardNIKON elements.

As for the Bulb exposure testing - I've got a workaround you might be interested in at about half the cost of a DSUSB kit. It does work - runs off of a USB dongle with RTS-Serial output and a custom-modified MC-DC2 shutter release.

It's also an all-in-one cable that hooks directly to the PC via USB and the camera's remote shutter control port. No secondary cables or two-cable setups that require a clunky box.

 

http://forum.otelescope.com/post/dsusb-cable-alternative-tested-and-works-in-backyardnikon-6858922?pid=1282534243

 

 

 

 

Can you please reboot your computer and try again?

 

The root cause is the Nikon/Windows driver.  When you first connect your camera to the computer Windows puts it in "Image Download" mode.  When the Nikon SDK sees a camera is connected it tries to switch to "PC Controlled" mode and only then can the SDK connect to it for PC controlled operations.

 

Unfortunaly that switch does not always take place... and I have found that the only way to reset the Nikon/Windows driver was to reboot.  I pretty harsh solution in my book <_>

 

Guylain

 

 

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Thanx for the replies,Guylain,I do believe you're right I rebooted and seems to work fine again...will remember that.oh by the way Steve,I am wanting your cable but being credit cardless,I'll have to figure something else for sure,my wife says I can email you money,thanx again,

 

Richard

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Thanx for the replies,Guylain,I do believe you're right I rebooted and seems to work fine again...will remember that.oh by the way Steve,I am wanting your cable but being credit cardless,I'll have to figure something else for sure,my wife says I can email you money,thanx again,

Richard


I take PayPal if you have an account there.

 

PM me and we'll go from there.

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