I just recently got a Nikon D80 for a combination Christmas/birthday gift. Granted its my first ever DSLR so I am still getting used to it compared to my old crumby Olympus C750 who thought auto-focus was a joke. But I do have a question concerning taking a long exposure night photo. My goal is to get a full starry picture with maybe the Milky Way...but I can't even get the camera to take the shot. As per the directions in the manual: I have set it up in M mode, with the shutter on "bulb", I've got the long exposure noise reduction on, I've got the remote setting on and the remote working. When I press the button, the light comes on and....nothing? When I do the exact same things in my kitchen with a light on, it'll take a picture with a long exposure till I press the remote again to stop the image. And then depending on the time elapsed I get a very overexposed kitchen image. But outside, it doesn't even take a picture. Am I missing something somewhere? Do I need to turn the lens on MF, rather than AF? I finally get a camera capable of taking long exposures and now I can't get it to do it on a crystal clear night (first one in weeks). Where that hair pulling emoticon?