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#1 Rockinrod

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 05:30 PM

I seem to be having an issue getting Backyard Nikon's Bulb feature to work. I have a Nikon D700, it's set for Manual mode, bulb setting, and 5 - 60 second exposures. Hit the Capture button and nothing happens, no shutter actuations or anything. 

 

All other modes are working fine, just the Bulb setting.

 

Anyone using this software ever encounter similar issues?

 

Thanks,

 

Rodney



#2 Phunny2

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:01 PM

I had a similar problem with a Nikon 7000, I was limited to 30 second exposures unless I wanted to manually take longer exposures using a remote and stopwatch.  I think there may be a workaround, but I opted to buy a Canon t7 body.  I still use my Nikon but only for shorter exposures.  



#3 17.5Dob

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:27 PM

The D700 is a "modern"  Nikon and supports Bulb through USB.

Do you have some "delay" set ?

My version gets quirky if I have a card in the camera, even though I have "Save to PC" set. Try taking out our SD card.

 



#4 Devonshire

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

Rockinrod,

 

Best resource for that will be the support forum:

 

https://www.otelesco...-backyardnikon/



#5 David-LR

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:21 AM

Just to be clear you are using a serial cable for your bulb mode correct?

The D700 needs that for the bulb mode. Later Nikon like my D5300 and D610 work with just a USB cable.

#6 17.5Dob

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 02:48 PM

The D700 is a "modern"  Nikon and supports Bulb through USB.

 

 

 

 

Just to be clear you are using a serial cable for your bulb mode correct?

The D700 needs that for the bulb mode. Later Nikon like my D5300 and D610 work with just a USB cable.


David is correct...I brain farted. The D700 needs the DSUB cable to control the shutter in bulb mode.



#7 KLWalsh

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:49 PM

Fwiw - my D5100 needs the DSUSB controller and cable plus the standard USB cable to work with BYN. Just got the DSUSB and cable from Shoestring Astronomy and they worked right away, no problems. I ran some test exposures at 35 sec just to make sure it worked. And it did.


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