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I just wanna know how to keep the apature open on my fugi s7000 so I can


First of all, it's the shutter you want to keep open. You'll probably want the aperture stopped down at least partway, especially for the longer exposures.
Set the mode dial to "M". Turn the command dial to set the shutter speed to "B". The bulb setting leaves the shutter open as long as the shutter button is held down, or fifteen seconds, whichever comes first. Unfortunately, that fifteen-second limit is much too short for good star trails. This is a limitation of the camera; there's nothing you can do about it.
This is a common problem with point&shoot cameras, even the advanced models. They're okay for 98% of the photographic situations you might encounter. But for the other 2% they either can't do it at all or make you go through hoops to do it. Just about every DSLR has a bulb mode that keeps the shutter open as long as you hold down the button (or better, yet, between two presses on a remote control unit so you don't even have to touch the camera), or until the batteries run out (and in those cases you can use auxiliary battery packs or just plug the camera into line power).

Apr 27, 2012 | Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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I want to take star photos, how do I keep the apiture open (with a shutter cable) I tried but it doesnt stay open!


Set the mode dial to "M". Turn the command dial to set the shutter speed to "B". The bulb setting leaves the shutter open as long as the shutter button is held down, or fifteen seconds, whichever comes first. Unfortunately, that fifteen-second limit is much too short for good star trails. This is a limitation of the camera; there's nothing you can do about it.
This is a common problem with point&shoot cameras, even the advanced models. They're okay for 98% of the photographic situations you might encounter. But for the other 2% they either can't do it at all or make you go through hoops to do it. Just about every DSLR has a bulb mode that keeps the shutter open as long as you hold down the button (or better, yet, between two presses on a remote control unit so you don't even have to touch the camera), or until the batteries run out (and in those cases you can use auxiliary battery packs or just plug the camera into line power).

Apr 27, 2012 | Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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How to use the mc-dc2 how many buttons do i push to operate


There's only one button on the MC-DC2. Just plug it into the appropriate jack on the camera. You don't need to change any settings on the camera.
The button on the MC-DC2 now does exactly what the shutter release button on the camera does. The only exception is when the shutter speed is set to bulb. In this case the shutter remains open as long as the button is held down. There's a hold ring around the button on the remote; press the button and slide the ring in the direction of the arrow to hold the button down. Slide the ring in the other direction to close the shutter.

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Is it possible to achieve a 20sec shutter release via remote control


With or without the remote control, in the M exposure mode you can select the bulb/time setting. Without the remote, this opens the shutter when you press the shutter release and holds it open while you keep the shutter release pressed. With the remote, this opens the shutter when you press the button on the remote and keeps it open until you press the button again. This allows you to keep the shutter open for up to 10 minutes.

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Hi, I would like to take a timed exposer, maybe for as long as five minutes......Thanks


In manual exposure mode, set the shutter speed to bulb. This is the next slower shutter speed past thirty seconds. The bulb setting will keep the shutter open as long as you keep the shutter button pressed.

It's easier if you have a remote control. With the ML-L3 wireless remote, you can press the button once to open the shutter and again to close it. Most wired remotes have a lock so you can lock the shutter open until you want to close it.

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In manual mode cannot set shutter speed to


The "--" is the equivalent of the bulb setting with the remote control. The first press of the button opens the shutter and starts the exposure. Another press of the button closes the shutter and ends the exposure. This is so you don't have to hold the button down and risk a bird flying through the beam (and to conserve battery power).

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I have the xsi and I am shooting in "M" and all of a sudden when I try to up my shutter speed pass 30 it shows "bulb" what do I do


The camera goes to "BULB" without any user action?
"BULB" is an option to manage the exposure time. The shutter will be open while you holding down the shutter button. So you can control the time,

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Shutter speed


When you set the camera to "Full Manual" mode, you should be able to dial in your shutter speeds, for most film cameras, including the N55 30 Seconds is the slowest shutter speed. If your camera features a "Bulb" mode, then the shutter stays open as long as you are holding down the shutter release button.

Apr 12, 2009 | Nikon N55 35mm SLR Camera

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Nikon FG shutter


By "stayed up", do you mean that the mirror remained in the up position so that you could not see anything in the viewfinder or do you mean that the shutter actually remained open? I do not remember the exact features on your camera, but in general, this is what I would do.

1) Remove the film from the camera and take a picture. Note if you see anything in the viewfinder. If you see nothing, the mirror is in the up position. Verify this by removing the lens and opening the door on the camera back. Look through the lens hole. If you can see through the rectangular hole at the film plane, the shutter is open. If instead you something is obstructing the hole, the shutter is closed. In any case DO NOT TOUCH THE SHUTTER! The shutter is what is covering the hole.

2) If the mirror is in the up position, check to see if your camera has a feature that allows locking the mirror in the up position. Some cameras have this feature to allow use of lenses with very short focal lengths. If this is the case, simply unlock the mirror.

3) If the shutter is the problem, your shutter speed may be set to "T", which stands for time. In the time exposure mode, you press the shutter release once to open the shutter and a second time to close the shutter. Cameras with a "T" setting also have a "B" setting, which stands for bulb. This is a throwback to the old days when it was common to use air-powered shutter releases rather then cable releases. The bulb was a rubber bulb that you squeezed to force air through a tube and push a pin to activate the shutter. The "B" setting keeps the shutter open as long as you hold the shutter release in, but as soon as you take your finger off the shutter release, the shutter closes. Both of these settings are used to make timed exposures. If you find that the problem was that the shutter was set to "T", set the shutter speed to 1/25th second or so and try again. The following sequence should occur; the mirror will flip up and the viewfinder image will disappear, the shutter will open for the prescribed time and close, the mirror will return to the down position and you will again see through the viewfinder.

If this does not work, you may need to take it in for repair.

Nov 18, 2008 | Nikon FG 35mm SLR Camera

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