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 between 30 s and 1/32,000 s in steps of 1/3 EV.
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 LONG EXPOSURE NR in the shooting menu. 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.