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Old Oct 18, 2004, 1:00 PM   #1
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hello everyone..

i just had an interesting thought...lol

i was thinking about all the night shots i'll be able to do with bulb mode...and was wondering...can you mount a cable (locking of course) release onto the drebel?

or is there other ways of locking the shutter down?

cus, holding my finger on the shutter button would get a bit tiring and promote camera shake...especially when it's open for 20 minutes

is there an option on the remote? or something like that?

thanks!

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Old Oct 18, 2004, 1:40 PM   #2
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Here is a link to a remote for the DR



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...89115&rd=1



I purchased the one for my 20d and it works great. It has a lock function for long exposures.

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Old Oct 18, 2004, 3:41 PM   #3
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I got one of those too and I use it not only for bulb exposure but also when using a tripod so I don't get the camera shake from pushing down the button on the camera (the timmer function also works for this.) I puchased mine from CDW when I gotmy camera but paid about $20 for it vs the$12 on the e-bay link above.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 5:32 PM   #4
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oh thanks

perfect

phew...that clears that possible problem out

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Old Oct 19, 2004, 5:13 PM   #5
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Now correct me if I am wrong, and I probably am. But I thought the DRebel only had a 30 second max shutter. Will the shutter continue to stay open as long as you hold down the button even past the 30 seconds?
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Old Oct 19, 2004, 8:19 PM   #6
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well, that is the maximum 'timed' shutter...so, that's the last setting, but it has a 'bulb' setting, and for the bulb setting the longer you hold the shutter down the longer the shutter stays open..

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how do you know how long to hold the shutter open?
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memento wrote:
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how do you know how long to hold the shutter open?
Experience ?

Testing ?

Take a look at this 6 minutes exposure

Just a test but I like the fact that it was pitch black at 9:30PM and the pic seems taken in daytime

F 6.3 / 378sec / Iso 100 / 18mm




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Old Oct 23, 2004, 6:47 PM   #9
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majestic!

did the rebel count the seconds for you?

that would be great...save a lot of stop watch use!

lol

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photosbyvito wrote:
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majestic!

did the rebel count the seconds for you?

that would be great...save a lot of stop watch use!

lol

Vito

yep. in Bulb mode the dislpay shows the seconds count

I use my cellphone calculator to calculate the minutes...hehe
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