View Full Version : BULB setting

21-06-2010, 6:13pm
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

21-06-2010, 6:17pm
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.

21-06-2010, 6:29pm
i have a remote for it .. and change settings for release to the remote and most handy:)

21-06-2010, 6:39pm
Only way is with a remote, otherwise you are limited to a maximum of 30 seconds using the shutter button on the camera itself.

21-06-2010, 7:58pm
2 words : cable release. Learn it. Live it. Love it. ;)

22-06-2010, 9:59am
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.

28-06-2010, 3:27pm
You can find cheap remotes on ebay. Got mine for around $15. :)

03-07-2010, 7:07pm
You can also get intervalometers.... which can be programmed to take a series of bulb images at programmed intervals :)

04-07-2010, 3:32pm
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

13-07-2010, 12:16pm
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

16-07-2010, 10:16am
Using blu-tak to hold down the shutter button works a treat.
I've used it for 4 and 5 minute exposures of stars

25-07-2010, 4:51am
Never thought of the blu tak idea! Have to keep a chunk in my bag for emergencies. Thanks!

Duane Pipe
25-07-2010, 7:20am
How do you prevent camera shake while sticking the blue tack on?

25-07-2010, 6:07pm
G'day Denis

Have a sqwiz at the following link

Regards, Phil

28-07-2010, 12:35pm
I would have to agree with a remote. Not that much to buy and worth it very much.