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Very Long Exposure Times

grosda

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grosda Registered since 18th May 2006
Fri 06-May-11 01:59 AM

Friends;

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??

Regards,

Dale G.
a Missouri Nikonian

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