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S2 IS I have the stuck iris issue, but do not know how to create 15 sec exposure in TV mode. Available range shows up to 2 seconds

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See the following:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t295396-canon_s2_black_screen

When you set to TV mode, will see 1/125. Try to press the left of the button with up/down/left right arrows to decrease it to 1/15 that is 15 sec you're looking for then try solution at the above web site.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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