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01-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Exposure value not stable in Bulb Mode...

Hi all,

Recently I bought a bulb ramping device for my K5 on timelapse purposes. But after few testing, i found out that my K5 always gave me unstable exposure value in Bulb mode. For an example, 1.024s...1.003s...1.056s....1.068s...1.124s....and from time to time. Quite disappointing.

Something strange is when i use this device on my K100DS, it can ramp it perfectly.

Anybody have an idea what is it going on in my k5? Does it meter in Bulb mode? Strange!

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01-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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How can it meter in blub mode if it doesnt know the exposure time?
01-21-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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No, the camera doesn't meter in bulb mode. The shutter is open for as long as the shutter butten is held down.
01-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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I can set a specific shutter speed in the controller, let say 1sec exposure in bulb mode. So, the camera will only expose 1sec. But my question is how come K5 shutter speed keep fluctuating in bulb mode eventhough already set to 1sec?

P/S: that controller can actually do something called shutter monitoring.

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I would suspect the controller and not the camera.

In bulb, the shutter stays open as long as the circuit stays open...or the battery dies.

What controller (intervalometer) are you using?


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That must be the controller that varies the time. But it is not a lot as per your numbers, not something you'll notice in the exposured image.
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Alright, then I got nothing to ask anymore. Thanks everyone.

One last thing I wish to mention. Same setting in the timelapse controller used it on K100DS and K5, which K100DS can ramp it perfectly. While K5 is the unstable one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kamayok3 Quote
Alright, then I got nothing to ask anymore. Thanks everyone.

One last thing I wish to mention. Same setting in the timelapse controller used it on K100DS and K5, which K100DS can ramp it perfectly. While K5 is the unstable one.
Might it be that your controller is made to work with the K100DS and not with the K5?


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Maybe one thing i can think of is K5 pc sync port giving wrong value.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kamayok3 Quote
Alright, then I got nothing to ask anymore. Thanks everyone.

One last thing I wish to mention. Same setting in the timelapse controller used it on K100DS and K5, which K100DS can ramp it perfectly. While K5 is the unstable one.
How does the shutter monitoring work? Are you sure the shutter monitoring is in use with K100DS?
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The controller works with PC sync port that detect the shutter open and close time. Then on the K100DS, I will need to use a Flash Hot Shoe PC Sync Cord Socket Adapter. That's all.
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What values are in the exif data ?
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Kamayok3, what make and model device are you using?
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At only one second can't you use the built in Intervalometer?
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