Help with Bulb Mode

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  1. droidz

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    Hey guys, I have an Olympus E-620, and I am experimenting with long shutter speeds.

    However, the longest shutter speed is 60 seconds, then its the Bulb mode.

    The bulb mode would be great, except i have to constantly hold the shutter button down. Is there a way to set up the camera so that I can press the button once to open the shutter and press it again to close it up?
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Get a remote, bro.
     
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    With a remote it may change to "time" mode, which lets you push the button to open the shutter, and press again to close it. But you do need a remote, as stated above.
     
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    Dude, they cover that in the users manual. ;)
     
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    And you can get a wired remote off ebay for like $3. Completely worth it.
     
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    lawl thanks!
    bought an IR remote off ebay for 9 bucks. haha :p
     
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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but if you want LONG exposures, and I'm talking 15 Minutes +, unless you wanna hold your finger on the button for that long, then youll need a wired remote.
     
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    Well, you maybe partly wrong as it will depend to a degree on the exact equipment being used.

    I used a Nikon wireless IR remote (ML-L3) with my D90 for 30 minute exposures. The first push opens the shutter, the second push (30 minutes later) closes the shutter.
     
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    Or, on Canons you push to open shutter and release to close (in bulb mode). For long exposures you slide a "trip" over the remote button to keep it depressed for however long you want and slide it down to release. At least with the Ebay remote I have you do. Can't speak of the Canon brand.

    Travis
     
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    Didnt know some worked like that. I stand corrected.
     
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    What about the ML-L3? how re the reviews on that one? Any ideas how well that will work on my D40x ?
     

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