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03-31-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Hey, so i am trying to use the "bulb" on the dial, but the problem is i have to keep pressing on the button so that the shutter will stay open. is there a way to make it stay open until pressed again?

03-31-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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What you're talking about is more like "T" mode - or "Timed mode". No, no, it's not available on our DSLR's ...used to be on some film cameras.

Anyway... You can still achieve the effect you want. What camera are you using? If you're using K-x, you'll need a wireless remote (both genuine Pentax and ebay knockoffs are relatively cheap), if you have other models, you can use a generic wired remote with a "hold" position (it's like a button with a little switch that keeps it pressed). For K-x, you will also need to set an option in Custom Menu so that one press fires the camera, and the other one closes the shutter.
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i saw a youtube film where he had a cannon or nikon and put it on Bulb and when he pressed it, it held and when he pressed it again it closed. i am using a k20d.
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Hmm... Didn't know about that. I am pretty sure K20D doesn't have that option - somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

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I use Bulb on my K20D but only with a cheapie wired remote. No way to do it without unless you hold the button as the OP found out.
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ok, well thank you very much!
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