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hey, does anyone know a good way of holding down the button in the bulb setting? i can do it with my hand but the tripod isnt very steady
See here: http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?t=59132
It's in the Canon forum, but should be equally useful with any other brand. Lots of good info there.
i have a remote for it .. and change settings for release to the remote and most handy:)
Only way is with a remote, otherwise you are limited to a maximum of 30 seconds using the shutter button on the camera itself.
2 words : cable release. Learn it. Live it. Love it. ;)
Get yourself a cable release or remote. They're not that expensive, and it will prevent any type of camera shake in use.
I would rather spend a few bucks and not have to worry about keeping my finger on the button whilst the shutter is open .. especially if you are doing 3-4 minute exposures.
You can find cheap remotes on ebay. Got mine for around $15. :)
You can also get intervalometers.... which can be programmed to take a series of bulb images at programmed intervals :)
yep as other say remote, wether its wired or wireless can pick up cheapies on ebay of course but never used one ive only used canon ones so i cant comment on the ebay versions
A remote will also be useful for more than just bulb mode, handy for any long exposure on a tripod so you don't bump the camera when shooting
Using blu-tak to hold down the shutter button works a treat.
I've used it for 4 and 5 minute exposures of stars
Never thought of the blu tak idea! Have to keep a chunk in my bag for emergencies. Thanks!
How do you prevent camera shake while sticking the blue tack on?
Have a sqwiz at the following link
I would have to agree with a remote. Not that much to buy and worth it very much.
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