Select a shutter speed of [T] (time) or [B] (bulb) for long time-exposures.
Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent the camera from moving during the exposure.
Rotate the shutter speed dial to [T].
Rotate the front command dial to choose a shutter speed.
Press the shutter button all the way down to take a picture at the selected shutter speed.
A count-down timer will be displayed while the exposure is in progress.
Rotate the shutter speed dial to [B].
Press the shutter button all the way down.
The shutter will remain open for up to 60 minutes while the shutter button is pressed; the display shows the time elapsed since the exposure started.
Selecting an aperture of [A] fixes shutter speed at 30 s.
To reduce "noise" (mottling) in long time-exposures, select [ON] for [IMAGE QUALITY SETTING] > [LONG EXPOSURE NR]. Note that this may increase the time needed to record images after shooting.
An optional RR-90 remote release can be used for long time-exposures.
See the manual provided with the RR-90 for more information.
Third-Party Remote Releases
Electronic releases from third-party suppliers can be connected via the microphone/remote release connector.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed when a third-party release is connected; press [MENU/OK] and select [REMOTE] for [MIC/REMOTE RELEASE].