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Old Feb 6, 2004, 6:38 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 5400 Min Shutter speed

I've been doing research on the Nikon 5400 and the spec for "min shutter" is unclear. Can someone please explain the meaning of "8 sec + Bulb (up to 10 mins)".

Link-> http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...kon_cp5400.asp

Does the shutter actually stay open for 8 seconds? Wouldn't there be a problem with too much light? What type of photo will require the shutter to stay open for 8 seconds?
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 3:33 PM   #2
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Many photos use long shutter speeds. The first one that comes to mind is nighttime photography. In some places, there's no ambient light from the moon, street lights, etc. so a very long shutter speed is needed
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 8:20 PM   #3
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Yes in normal mode the shutter can stay open up to 8 seconds, and with the correct setting it will stay open for up to 10 minutes.

Also if you activate noise reducion mode it will take a second dark-frame exposure for the same length of time and subtract it from the original exposure. Lengthy but the digital magic works.
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