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Maxim DL with Nikon DSLR - raw problem

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#1 Mike Clemens

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 05:23 PM

I have messed around for hours trying to get Maxim DL to pull down the RAW after each shot with my D850.

 

Even if select "RAW Monochrome", when I see the exposure complete it says "Converting to JPEG" and downloads a small JPG instantly. 

I look at the camera and its not in RAW mode any more.

 

How can I get the D850 to stick with RAW, period.

 

Thanks!

Mike

 

Here is a shot from last night using Nikon Camera Control 2 instead of Maxim.

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Edited by Mike Clemens, 29 March 2020 - 05:24 PM.

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#2 SidneyReid

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 09:08 AM

That's a nice shot of M81/82 Mike. I  had exactly the same issue with Maxim and a Nikon D750. I've used Maxim for years with my QSI683 but recently borrowed the D750 DSLR to try it out.

 

After a lot of gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands, I decided to look around for something else that could do the job.

After a bit of searching I came across this http://digicamcontrol.com/

Here are the plus points:
• It’s free (whoopee – I like free)
• It has a specific module aimed at astronomy. For example:

o  you can tell it how many pictures to take
o the exposure
o optionally leave a delay between each one
o specify the format (RAW, jpeg etc)
o decide whether to leave the pictures on the camera or download them to your PC (I think it may only be Windows – not MAC)

• It handled my Nikon D750 and I think it will handle many camera types
• It even has a PHD interface but I haven’t explored that

 

The only ‘funny’ I found was I had to specify the ISO setting on the camera when using the astronomy module – but that is no big deal as I would normally leave that set for the entire session.

I read reviews and also got my Norton to virus check it and I believe it to be very safe.

The documentation is a little scant but I intend to use it over the next few coming days. If it works out ok I may give the guys a donation!

 

Hope that Helps - good luck!



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Posted 18 May 2020 - 05:16 PM

I use APT with my D750 and D5300, works like a charm.


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 05:20 PM

which raw files do you use with the D850? 14 bit uncompressed,  or 14 bit lossless compressed. I wonder if that matters?




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