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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.

Time ([T])

  1. Rotate the shutter speed dial to [T].

  2. Rotate the front command dial to choose a shutter speed between 30 s and 1/32,000 s in steps of 1/3 EV.

  3. 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.

Bulb ([B])

  1. Rotate the shutter speed dial to [B].

  2. 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 [LONG EXPOSURE NR] in the shooting menu. Note that this may increase the time needed to record images after shooting.

Using a Remote Release

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].