Canon 30d question

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  1. Relic123

    Relic123 TPF Noob!

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    Is it possible to have an exposure longer than 30 seconds with the 30d, or would I have to go to a film body with my lens?
     
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    Yes, the bulb function. The shutter stays open until you release the shutter release button.
     
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    if you don't want to hold down the shutter button manually, get a RC1 remote (~$30). Then, you can tripod your camera, and put it on BULB mode as mentioned, and then control the shutter using the remote. This way, you won't have to hold a button for so long. Plus, it gives you an excuse to buy a new toy.
     
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    Oh, and if it's anything like my XT, you'll need it in Manual mode...not Shutter Priority.
     
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    Or maybe you're like me (when I switched to my first digital SLR) and took a while to realize that you have stop your shutter speed down and down and down before you hit "bulb." Really... it's there, just not a convenient and obvious setting on the dial like the good old days.
     
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    The RC1 wont work for the 30D. It doesn't come with a wireless remote sensor. You have to buy the canon wireless remote (around 400 bucks) or an aftermarket one. You don't have many choices.
     
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    Really? Wow, thanks for covering my butt there.
     
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    Any idea of the RC1 will work with the 40D?
     
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    I have a remote with a cord for my 30d that works great. Got it off ebay for about $10.
     
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    Nope, only the rebel line.
     

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