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Old Feb 9, 2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hi there, my friends,

I have just initiated a search through the D300's user manual, in search of the 'Bulb Mode' feature. Not finding any such reference, I downloaded the PDF version of the manual, so that I could perform a *****h in that manner - on the possible strength that I might have looked over it with my 'visual' searching. None the less, there was nothing to be found. The other day, I purchased the Nikon MC-30 Cable Release Unit, for the express purpose of using it in this manner. Does Nikon use a different terminology for 'Bulb Mode' operations?

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Old Feb 9, 2008, 4:44 AM   #2
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You got me beat,,, but I searched in google to find this pertaining to the D300 -

First site...

Celebrate to this all-round programmable IR remote combo bringing you more dexterity in photography. Be the first to operate Bulb mode shutter release wirelessly! This miraculous package performs as an infra red remote control and can also act as shutter release cable that adapts to a wide range of camera models. Extra shutter release cables can be purchased separately to work with other compatible camera models using the same remote unit. Shutter release cable function does not require batteries to operate.

Second site...

Another improvement over the infrared remote would be the support of the bulb mode. You can obtain an exposure for as long as you wish.

Third site...

If you want shutter times longer than 30 sec, I believe you need to use "bulb" mode. In bulb mode, first shutter press opens the shutter and the next closes the shutter. On the D200, long bulb exposures are a major battery drain. Not sure how the D300 would fare. If you have a battery grip and additional batteries, it might be a good idea to give this a trial spin before you haul you gear into the Kansas night with everybody watching.

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Today I went into the city after a few D300 accessories which a re virtually non-existant here at the moment. The first thing I saw was the MB-D10 battery grip I bought last Saturday was $50 cheaper in this shop (same shop I bought the D300) than the larger shop I went to last week, only they didn't have any at the time of purchase. Second, I decided to chance getting an MC-30 cable cheaper at the other shop, only when I got there there were none left... Too far to go back to first shop...

Nothing went according to plan for me today... I did however end up buying a brand newMC-30replacement (accessory) shutter release cable through an online auction for approx one seventh (Yes - one SEVENTH) of the genuine Nikon article. I will pick it up tomorrow. I also saw my first D3, phewww that is what I call a camera...
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Old Feb 9, 2008, 5:49 AM   #3
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Try using Manual mode, and setting your shutter speed all the way to 30 seconds.. and then click one more!

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Perhaps you have a different version of the manual, but in my copy, on pages 112 and 113, the bulb procedure is explained. Set the Mode to M (manaul) and then rotate the main command dial to change the shutter speed. Keep increasing the time until you reach "bulb".
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Perhaps you have a different version of the manual, but in my copy, on pages 112 and 113, the bulb procedure is explained. Set the Mode to M (manaul) and then rotate the main command dial to change the shutter speed. Keep increasing the time until you reach "bulb".
Hi Bill.

I did indeed stumble acoss that, while just playing with my camera a bit. I don't know why my 'Bulb' search (via the PDF version of the manual) did not display anything on it, for me. But I am straight now. Thanks.
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Default How to access bulb setting on Nikon D300

Set the camera to "M" (manual). Look at the top display screen for the shutter speed and rotate the rear wheel (located just behind and to the right of the screen) clockwise while watching your display. The shutter speed setting will reduce and eventually read "bulb."
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