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Old Apr 7, 2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Which digital compact cameras have the T/Time mode, where the shutter button is pressed once to open the shutter and again to close it and which compact have the Bulb mode, Where you press the shutter, the camera opens the shutter, and stays open until you remove your finger.
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Old Apr 7, 2014, 5:08 PM   #2
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G'day mate

As this is your first post ... firstly, Welcome to Steve's where there's lots of enthusiastic people here as well

As far as your Q goes ... "T" was an option on many mechanical / clockwork-shutter cameras and these have long gone by the wayside. "B" is available on some up-market dSLRs nowadays, but it is limited electronically so that the sensor does not become 'burned' via over exposure

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Old Apr 7, 2014, 9:09 PM   #3
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There is a "bulb" mode in a lot of the premium and superzoom P&S cameras and all Panasonic m4/3's have it. A Panasonic LX or FZ would have it. Just scroll in manual mode past the longest shutter speed to a "B" and use it with the shutter button or remote release cable.
 
I think there is a way to trigger on, then off, with the shutter button, but I never really used it enough to remember the exact procedure. I think it works best with a remote cable,
 
I never really found a use for it, but it's in both my FZ and m4/3.
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There is a "bulb" mode in a lot of the premium and superzoom P&S cameras ....... I never really found a use for it, but it's in both my FZ and m4/3.

Yeah mate - a Bulb setting it there - activated via Manual or Shutter mode, however is is [often] limited by the camera maker

On my Fuji X-s1, the Bulb mode will go for 32sec ~ BUT without a remote control, it means holding the finger on the shutter button thus causing tripod wobble

On my Panny G2 & the Pentax Kx, Bulb will go for ? minutes. I have tried Bulb with the Pentax, but after about 5-minutes of use, the sensor washes out the image - so that's the finish of the star trails I'm trying to get

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Old Apr 16, 2014, 7:14 PM   #5
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Ozzie,

if the shutter button is threaded for a standard cable release (like my Fuji X-10) the cable itself has a 'screw' on the side to lock it

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