Quick 450D question

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  1. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My 350D has had a broken LCD for quite a while, I'm thinking of buying a 450D to replace it. Reading the specs tab for the 450D on B&H, under the shutter speed it says "Bulb (up to 30 seconds)".

    What the hell does that mean? Are they saying that you can't shoot longer than 30 seconds, even in Bulb? If that's the case, I will definitely NOT buy this camera...
    (That is a feature that I do use a lot.)

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    For comparison, the 1000D just says "bulb", it doesn't have that "up to 30 seconds" in parentheses.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Anyone with a 450D - is it possible to shoot longer than 30 seconds in Bulb?
     
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    I'm sure they must have that wrong on B&H. The 350D does 30s as the longest automatic shutter setting, with bulb, the shutter stays open for as long as you hold the shutter button down for. I'd struggle to see the 450D doing anything different - I'd check on the Canon site to see if there's a downloadable manual you can look it up in.
     
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    Yeah, I can't see Canon doing something as crazy as limiting the bulb mode to 30 seconds, but then I wonder what they're talking about on B&H...

    I'm looking for a PDF of the manual, just to make sure (didn't think of that before).
     
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    According to the manual, bulb functions normally.
     
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    Thanks. That does seem wrong or misleading. We'll check it and fix the specs.
     
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    Sorry to jack this thread, but JW, how do you guys (on bulb setting) keep the shutter open for REAL long exposures (5-20 minutes) without holding it? Just seems like it would be a pain to have to hold the shutter button for 20 minutes...
     
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    The remote shutter release has a slider where you can lock the shutter button down.
     
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    Doesn't bulb mode work by opening the shutter with the first press of the button...then closing when you press it again?
     
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    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

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    Not on my XTi, no.
     
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    At least with the Cleon C6 on a XSi, bulb mode is engaged by 1 shutter press and disengaged by a second.
     
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    Oh I gotcha. Looks like a nice remote will be my next purchase :)
     

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