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    Question Shooting night sky for thunderstrike without a cable release?

    I only have a remote control for my Rebel XT, is it able to toggle
    the shutter when the cam is put in Bulb mode? I worry handhold
    the shutter might cause shakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    I only have a remote control for my Rebel XT, is it able to toggle
    the shutter when the cam is put in Bulb mode? I worry handhold
    the shutter might cause shakes.
    Put in Bulb mode, then use Black Card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    I worry handhold
    the shutter might cause shakes.
    There is no way you can hand hold your camera for this shot.

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    Good idea, first block it with a card, then hand release shutter and wait until
    the cam is stable on tripod, and block it again before closing the shutter.
    Thank you Icarus.
    Last edited by dRebelXT; 12th July 2005 at 05:20 PM.

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    Try an error method since you are using digital camera.

    Use 2 sec timer mode and meter the environment for long exposure (use smaller aperture) like 5sec to 20sec. Take continuously until the lightning over.
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    i would suggest using a piece of black cloth instead of card,just cover the whole lens with it,and lift up when needed..

    use card still have to hold it with hand..

    i uses the focusing cloth for this purpose.

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    I will fold a piece of paper into a frame, and attach to the front of
    my lens, then slide in and lift out the black card when necessary.

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    i'm sorry, but you cannot shoot thunder. it's technically impossible. but you can shoot lightning.

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    Thunderstrike also lightning mah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    Thunderstrike also lightning mah!
    sorry lor, but thunder is not lightning and lightning is not thunder. also, dry lightning storms don't produce thunder. so thunder does not always accompany lightning. understand?
    Last edited by mervlam; 12th July 2005 at 11:09 PM.

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