I've had my d5000 for about a year and a half now and just recently started getting into star trails and some light painting. For a long time I was just using time/bulb but because I live in such a "lit" area it's tough to get results. I read recently about stacking photos and wanted to give it a try. However, unless I'm missing something obvious, I'm having trouble figuring out how to use continuous release with a remote. Otherwise I'd have to stand at the camera holding the button for extended periods of time. Obviously this isn't functional. Is this done with the interval shooting option or am I missing something obvious on the continuous release. I've searched for a couple of days for an answer but can't find this specific topic. Any help would be appreciated.
#1. "RE: d5000 continuous release" | In response to Reply # 0WildIsle Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 04-Oct-11 02:46 PM
You need a remote. Even back in the days of cable release 'remotes' this was/is the only practical way to open the shutter for extended periods of time.
The remote for the D5000 is I believe very inexpensive, they're virtually giving them away! Model you need is; ML-L3
Have fun, star trails are so cooL!!!!
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#2. "RE: d5000 continuous release" | In response to Reply # 1Lucas789 Registered since 04th Oct 2011Tue 04-Oct-11 03:04 PM
Thanks! After spending WAY too much time online today I think I found the solution. The wireless remote (ML-L3) is able to trigger a photo but cannot be locked in position unless I'm in Time (Bulb) mode. However, I've been told that the cable remote (MC-DC2) can be locked to continuously take photos outside of the Time mode. I've ordered the remote and am hoping this solves my problem. Thanks again for your response.