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    Default BULB in D90

    Hi,

    I'm still new in exploring my D90...

    can some body explain me what is bulb in my D90 and how to use it?

    Ive googled it but it seem i really don't understand...

    Please enlighten me.....

    web links will be helpful...
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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    It allows you to manually control the length of your exposure. It is typically used for exposures greater than 30s.

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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    What is unclear about the descriptions in the manual?
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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    It allows you to manually control the length of your exposure. It is typically used for exposures greater than 30s.
    Thanks....

    But how do i use it?
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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    What is unclear about the descriptions in the manual?
    Sorry... did not read the manual...
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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    for not reading your manual. don't belittle it, i bought my d90 a month ago and i'm still flipping back to the page that i need to understand the usage of the feature in d90, no point buying a camera and not utilizing the full power of D90.

    In layman's term, bulb means you choose your exposure base on how long you hold your shutter. you will have to hold on to your button.

    I'm still learning and that's the way i'm using the bulb for a shot which needed 1minute of exposure. not sure if i'm doing it right, but i got the effect that i wanted.
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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    Quote Originally Posted by dlareg View Post
    Sorry... did not read the manual...


    first result on "bulb mode dslr" google.

    http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3487

    bulb mode means that the shutter will stay open as long as you have your finger on the button or remore device etc that takes the photograph. Thus letting in as little or as much light as you'll need.
    is that very unclear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senifer View Post
    In layman's term, bulb means you choose your exposure base on how long you hold your shutter. you will have to hold on to your button.

    I'm still learning and that's the way i'm using the bulb for a shot which needed 1minute of exposure. not sure if i'm doing it right, but i got the effect that i wanted.
    usually holding onto shutter button for one minute = camera shake, even if the camera is on tripod.

    most people do bulb mode exposures with a shutter release cable.

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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    Thank you to all replies....

    I understand it now...


    I'll try it in my next night shoot...

    Thanks again
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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    exactly!
    was trying to look out how much it would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Senifer View Post
    exactly!
    was trying to look out how much it would be.
    third party one, very cheap

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    how come nobody ask what is a shutter release cable and where to buy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    how come nobody ask what is a shutter release cable and where to buy it?
    I hope nobody asks, "I tried it, but all I got was a white image..."

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    Default Re: BULB in D90

    to those who can't be bothered to read their manual, and ask obvious and silly questions.
    Exploring! :)

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