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Old 14th August 2014
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Olympus E 510 Bulb setting.

Hi Guys,

This is a question on behalf of a friend, he owns an E510 and wants to take images of star trails.

He has set the camera to Bulb setting and that allows the shutter 8 mins open, is there anyway the shutter could be kept open for longer ?? To create nice star trail effects.

He has the Olympus plug in cable release, many thanks on his behalf
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Re: Olympus E 510 Bulb setting.

8 minutes is the maximum for one shot. One of these programmable remotes might help:
JJC TM-J Multi-Function Timer Remote Control compatible: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo JJC TM-J Multi-Function Timer Remote Control compatible: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo


You have to take into consideration noise reduction where the camera takes a dark frame shot (without opening the shutter) and compensates for sensor hot spots by removing these from the original image.
He could use the above remote to take a series of (e.g. 30 second) images and use software to combine (stack) them into one shot of trails?
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Re: Olympus E 510 Bulb setting.

Hi Iain,

Many thanks for the reply and advice though not sure if this would help him as he does not use photo software etc, but I will pass this info on.

He mentioned if he could not get the longer exposures then he may look at upgrading his E system body. Which E system body would allow him to get these very long exposures ?
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Re: Olympus E 510 Bulb setting.

I don't think any E system body does longer than 8 minutes?
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Re: Olympus E 510 Bulb setting.

Hi Iain,

OK! I will pass that on, Thanks again.
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