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Old 27th November 2008
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My silly question of the night... (after a bottle of wine)

Ok folks, so this might be a silly qn, but I can't remember how to get a 10 min exposure image out of my E-3. If on manual, the min shutter speed is 60 seconds, on bulb, I don't want to have to hold the shutter open for 10 mins!

I have an IR release, but this doesn't seem to activate the E-3 in BULB mode, only in A or S or P modes (not even in manual).

So... silly qn it might be, is there a way to set the exposure to 10 mins?

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Re: My silly question of the night... (after a bottle of wine)

Silly questions after a bottle of wine are entirely acceptable, I've no idea of the answer however! But as a bit of advice, DON'T drink and ebay, it can prove very expensive
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Re: My silly question of the night... (after a bottle of wine)

I could be wrong (often) but I don't think its possible without a wired remote that allows you to lock the shutter closed when your in bulb mode..
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Re: My silly question of the night... (after a bottle of wine)

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Ok folks, so this might be a silly qn, but I can't remember how to get a 10 min exposure image out of my E-3. If on manual, the min shutter speed is 60 seconds, on bulb, I don't want to have to hold the shutter open for 10 mins!

I have an IR release, but this doesn't seem to activate the E-3 in BULB mode, only in A or S or P modes (not even in manual).

So... silly qn it might be, is there a way to set the exposure to 10 mins?

John
The answer may be here:

http://www.fourthirds-user.com/forum...ead.php?t=2531

With the ir RM-1 you press the W button to lock open the shutter for a maximum exposure of x minutes according to the BULB Timer setting in the config menu.

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Re: My silly question of the night... (after a bottle of wine)

Question, 10 minutes on an E-3? won't that camera shutdown from a overheated sensor?
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Re: My silly question of the night... (after a bottle of wine)

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Question, 10 minutes on an E-3? won't that camera shutdown from a overheated sensor?
Actually the bulb timer lets you go to 30 minutes on the E-3.

The camera is engineered for live view and there is a heat sink on the sensor. Dark frame subtraction will filter much of the noise that is a consequence of long exposures.

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