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Why long exposure long to write

grnzbra

Springfield, US
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grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011
Tue 14-May-13 02:58 PM

I was out last night with my D5100 taking 20 second exposures of cars driving past my house. Why did each exposure take about 20 seconds to write to the memory card? It seems that with most of the picture black, there would be less information that had to be written.

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