XSi Question

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  1. zbo2408

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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/589090-REG/Canon__EOS_Rebel_XSi_a_k_a_.html

    I am wanting to get this for x-mas... I have already researched the camera and those 2 lenses and I am pretty sure that's the one I want that will be useful for me... I just have one question about the XSi

    under the specs it says

    Shutter 30-1/4000

    What I am really curious about is the 30 ... is it 30 seconds or minutes???

    I really want to be able to take 30 minute exposure...

    If it is 30 seconds is there anything I can do to take longer exposures?
     
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    30 second, but there is bulb mode where you can rig a 30-minute exposure.
     
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    It is 30 seconds. You can get longer exposures using the B setting. However, keep in mind that very long exposures tend to give very noisy pictures.
     
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    Can ya'll explain this "B" setting to me? and what you mean by "rig" the exposure?


    Thanks for the quick responses too!
     
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    "bulb" or B is where the shutter stays open, as long as you hold the button down. You can "rig" a remote to take the pictures as to not effect the stability of the camera, and keep the shutter open.
     
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    ok cool, I have a shutter relase cable from my old Canon AE-1 program... do you think it would work with the XSi ?
     
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    No. You will need something like this (or something similar from a third party manufacturer such as this).
     
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    damn 30 minute exposure!?
     
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    Yeah I want to play with blurring out stars and do some other experiments...
     
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    You might also do this with successive shorter exposures and then composite them in software.
     

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