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  1. I got the log file, thank you. Is Liveview disabled on the camera?

    2020-07-12 12:41:15,918 [Main] INFO  - Camera action fired: 'LiveviewStart'
    2020-07-12 12:41:16,016 [Main] INFO  - CameraPropertyChangedArgs fired: Tv                   = '1'
    2020-07-12 12:41:16,066 [Main] ERROR - [kNkMAIDResult_ValueOutOfBounds] (kNkMAIDCommand_CapSet, 33342, kNkMAIDDataType_Unsigned, 1)
    2020-07-12 12:41:16,066 [Main] ERROR -    at BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.Wrapper.NikonTaskQueue.Invoke(Delegate d, Object[] args)
       at BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.Wrapper.NikonBase.Set(eNkMAIDCapability cap, Object value)
       at BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.Wrapper.NikonDevice.set_LiveViewEnabled(Boolean value)
       at BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.CameraModel.DoMirrorFlipUp()
       at BinaryRivers.Common.Model.CameraModelBase.MirrorFlip(Boolean up)
       at BinaryRivers.Common.Model.CameraModelBase.Liveview(Boolean start, Boolean resume)
       at BinaryRivers.Common.Model.CameraModelNikonBase.Liveview(Boolean start, Boolean resume)
       at BinaryRivers.Common.Model.CameraModelBase.CameraPerformActionOnMessageRecieved(Object sender, MessageBusEventArgs`1 messageBusEventArgs)

  2. 9 minutes ago, astroman133 said:

    Is there a problem converting a numeric string to an Int32 because of the Windows culture setting?

    He also has the MirrorLock time to 4 seconds. See the excerpt from the very long log file:

    2020-07-09 22:17:20,001 [CameraTakePictureOnMessageRecieved] INFO  - CameraPropertyChangedArgs fired: MirrorLock           = '4'
    2020-07-09 22:17:20,009 [7] DEBUG - TAKE PICTURE ::: Shutter(MANUAL) Cable(CameraUSB) Av(2.8) Duration(2,0) Iso(Hi-2.0) Quality(JPEG Fine) Mirror(0) SaveTo(PC)
    2020-07-09 22:17:20,523 [7] DEBUG - Device Busy trying to start picture sequence
    2020-07-09 22:17:20,526 [7] ERROR - [kNkMAIDResult_NotSupported] (kNkMAIDCommand_CapStart, 17, kNkMAIDDataType_Null, 0)
    2020-07-09 22:17:20,526 [7] ERROR -    in BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.Wrapper.NikonTaskQueue.Invoke(Delegate d, Object[] args)
       in BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.Wrapper.NikonBase.Start(eNkMAIDCapability cap, eNkMAIDDataType dataType, Int32 data)
       in BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.Wrapper.NikonDevice.Capture()
       in BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.CameraModel.<>c__DisplayClass27_0.<DoTakePicture>b__0()
       in BinaryRivers.Common.ProviderInterfaces.Camera.CameraControllerBase.DoWithCameraLocked(Action action)
       in BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.CameraModel.DoTakePicture(Single mirrorlockseconds)
       in BinaryRivers.Common.Model.CameraModelBase.<>c__DisplayClass81_0.<TakePicture>b__0(Object state)
    2020-07-09 22:17:22,580 [CameraTakePictureOnMessageRecieved] ERROR - Formato della stringa di input non corretto.
    2020-07-09 22:17:22,580 [CameraTakePictureOnMessageRecieved] ERROR -    in System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer& number, NumberFormatInfo info, Boolean parseDecimal)
       in System.Number.ParseInt32(String s, NumberStyles style, NumberFormatInfo info)
       in System.Convert.ToInt32(String value)
       in BinaryRivers.Common.Extensions.StringExtensions.ConvertToInt32(String int32String, Int32 defaultvalue, Boolean verbose)


    Thanks Rick.  I did not see the mirror lock. That is probably the root cause.

  3. 2 hours ago, juvaknin said:

    Yes. I have 2 rigs of equipment. 

    You need 2 license if you are going to use it on 2 computers at the same time.  Please read clause #2 of the EULA.


    2. You may install and use the software on another computer, but the software should not be in use on more than one computer at a time unless you purchase additional licenses. You may make back-up copies of the software for archival purposes. You may not transfer your license to use the software to another party.


  4. 2 hours ago, astroman133 said:

    Could you implement a built-in Save To Camera delay time and expose it as a Setting? Then allow the user to set a value that they have determined works for their camera(s). A dropdown list, slider, or up/down control with a range of numbers from 1 to 20 seconds with an increment of 1/4 second should work.

    Interesting approach.

  5. 1 hour ago, bilgebay said:

    I stand corrected. It appears Nikon's Camera Control Pro is able to control every aspect of this lens except for the zoom function.. In live view mode you can focus the lens by selecting AF-S mode then you switch back to MF and proceed with the captuure via BYN. This way lens remains focused and AF is not activated during shooting. During all this, the switch on the lens remains at M/A position.This is a real game changer for me.

    Screen Shot 2020-07-04 at 2.19.39 PM.jpg

    Screen Shot 2020-07-04 at 2.19.56 PM.jpg

    That is great Sadat.

    I wish Nikon (and Canon) would provide real support and real documentation for their SDK in situation like this.  I'm sure is not that complicated to do but without any real documentation it is like looking for a needle in a haystack in a barn full of haystacks... and then some.


  6. Alan Dyer, although well respected, is wrong.  You do not want to waste precious dark time taking darks.  

    Take as much light frames as your can during the night and use/build a dark library that you can re-use time and time again some other time.... a cloudy night is the perfect time to take dark frames.


  7. 6 hours ago, Aplajoie said:

    I had tried putting in new license key but kept saying key too long. Which was weird because after going back and looking, I noticed I forgot a letter. Put that in and all works fine now. Thank you Astroman!

    Glad you figured it out.

  8. 1 hour ago, Francesco_Masi said:

    I think the version is the latest, as soon as I know I am writing it.
    I just did some tests with the camera lens and not with the telescope. Autofocus was on Auto on both the camera and the lens.

    Turn off auto focus and try again.

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