I am going to an area in the next few weeks that has very dark skies. I am interested in trying some star photography. One of the suggestions for shooting images of the milky way is to use exposures of up to 90 seconds. I know that M and S modes allow shutter speeds of up to 30s and then roll over to bulb. Any suggestions on how to go above 30s, beyond using my remote control in bulb and hand timing?
p.s. what does the x60 setting for shutter speed (one click beyond bulb) mean??
#1. "RE: Very Long Exposure Times" In response to Reply # 0
South Lake Tahoe, US
Hi Dale, I shoot stars quite often and don't very often go above 30 seconds. I shoot wide open with my 12-24 @ f4 ISO 800 ev30 seconds. I live in Lake Tahoe and the skies are as dark as I have seen them. I think wide angles let in more light too. You can also purchase a intervalometer for a reasonable price that can leave your shutter open longer than the sky is dark. Here is a link. Don