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Justin Hancock Mar 30, 2006 11:01 PM

I've been playing around with my new Rebel XT for a couple days now (first DSLR) -- is it possible to have shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds? Say it was a meteor shower and you wanted it to be open for several minutes or longer. Is this possible?

eric s Mar 31, 2006 9:39 AM

A quick look at Steve's review of the camera say that the max shutter is 30 seconds.

Eric

Intrepid Apr 1, 2006 7:29 AM

If you use 'BULB' mode you then can take shots with exposure times as long as you want.

eric s Apr 2, 2006 1:35 PM

Good point. You'll want to get a remote shutter release so you don't bump the camera.

I think that Canon makes one with a built-in timer. You might want to read about it to see if it would help you do what you want.

Eric


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