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shirtz
09-19-2004, 07:28 PM
hey guys. ive been looking at getting a 300d. my previous camera (olympus c750) couldnt really capture any good lightening shots or star trails etc because the shutter could only be open for a maximum of 16 sec.

my question is, how long can it be open with the 300d?
ive looked through the manual (online) and it hasnt mentioned its ranges.

thanks heaps!

D70FAN
09-20-2004, 06:20 AM
hey guys. ive been looking at getting a 300d. my previous camera (olympus c750) couldnt really capture any good lightening shots or star trails etc because the shutter could only be open for a maximum of 16 sec.

my question is, how long can it be open with the 300d?
ive looked through the manual (online) and it hasnt mentioned its ranges.

thanks heaps!

Up to 2.5 hours in "bulb". But I used my D70 in continuous shooting mode to capture lightning like this (ISO 1600, 1/10th sec, f4.8) This took 30 frames and about 15 seconds:

shirtz
09-20-2004, 03:56 PM
thanks for your reply george.

how is bulb mode activated? i cant find mention of it in the manual. is it avaliable in TV mode or does the camera have to be on full manual mode?


cheers

nickrego
09-21-2004, 12:14 AM
Bulb is available in Tv (Time Value) and M (manual) modes.

glennp
09-21-2004, 11:03 AM
For reference, bulb exposures are covered page 79 of the 300D manual.

And the shutter specs of the 300D are:
1/4000 - 30sec (1/3 stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.