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10-26-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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K50 variable long shutter speeds

The increments on the shutter speed seem invariable on my K50 once I get up around 2 seconds or more. Is there a way to say set a 23 second shutter speed? Or do I have to go bulb and use an intervalometer?

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Yes, you would have to use bulb. But it shouldn't be necessary in you case- for instance the difference between 23s and 20s is about fifth of a stop, which you could compensate for in post if necessary.

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Yes, you would have to use bulb. But it shouldn't be necessary in you case- for instance the difference between 23s and 20s is about fifth of a stop, which you could compensate for in post if necessary.
It's because of motion. With stars, depending on the lens, it can make a bit of difference in the perceived star trail. (15, 20 30 being the only options; I used 23 as a random example). I'd prefer to use the max I can without the trails rather than bumping up in post, since some stars won't even appear.
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Makes sense. You'd have to use bulb then, or you could unlock even longer shutter speeds with the gps.


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Use bulb with a wired remote.


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Programmable wired remote like this? I think you can set bulb mode on camera and have it control the time of the button press.

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I generally use a Trigger Trap and my iPhone...when I remember to bring it.
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Programmable wired remote like this? I think you can set bulb mode on camera and have it control the time of the button press.

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Yep, one like that. I use a virtually identical unit sold under the Bower brand.


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