Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

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Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

Post by devildog67 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:37 am

Hi,
I purchased these items for use with my Nikon D5000 and BackYardNikon:

DSUSB USB Shutter Control Adapter
DSCBL-15


Everything I'd read led me to believe that this setup would work.

But when I try to use BULB to take a shot it just locks up the software and will not take a photo?

Can anyone help me please?

Pablo

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Re: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

Post by dpanderson » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:10 pm

I have not used BackYardNikon myself, but I'll make a few guesses.

Do you have both the DSUSB and the camera's USB cable running to your PC?

Have you tried DSUSBCheck to see if basic operation of the DSUSB is working?

If it looks like a BackYardNikon issue, have you tried their tech support?
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Re: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

Post by devildog67 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:30 am

Hi thanks for the help...

I do have both the DSUSB and the camer's USB cable connected to my PC. I am able to take other types of pictures with the BYNikon except with the Bulb option which I understood is what the DSUSB is for?

I'm not familiar with DSUSBCheck but I'll look into that next.

Assuming that works I'll reach out to BackYardNikon support.

Regarding the DSUSB cable...am I correct to be connecting it to the port that is marked as the GPS port? It's the only port on the camera that the DSCBL-15 cable would fit into

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Re: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

Post by dpanderson » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:22 am

Yes, I believe it is the GPS port. I don't have access to one of these cameras myself, so going off of what I can find on the internet.

In addition to bulb mode, you might need to be in full manual mode and autofocus turned off. Just guessing here...

With DSUSBCheck, you may need to try various combinations of Open Shutter and Assert Wakeup. Usually, if you first Assert Wakeup, then Open Shutter, that should work.

Let me know what you find out.
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