View Full Version : What is "bulb" mode??

12-29-2004, 07:47 PM

I've been reading a lot about dSLR's and many have a "bulb" mode. It's supposed to help in long exposures, but I don't quite understand how it is used. Is it supposed to provide extra light, because the point of longer exposures is to allow all light to enter the camera to lighten the exposure. Any help would be appreciated!

Andrew S.

12-30-2004, 02:10 AM
bulb mode means that the shutter will stay open as long as you have your finger on the button or remore device etc that takes the photograph. Thus letting in as little or as much light as you'll need.

01-04-2005, 05:02 PM
Bulb is a cool feature that most people use; myself included, for doing those awesome night shots where the car lights are streaked or you see a multitude of fireworks. Also an awesome feature if you learn how to "paint with light".

Not including the digital SLR cameras, that was one reason I went with the Nikon 8800. The bulb setting is a long 30 minutes!