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Long Exposures with S75

I am fairly new to photography, and am wondering how to set my S75 to have a long exposure. More importantly, what is the maximum length for exposure time that I can set it for? I have seen some cameras that let you set it for 30 seconds....any chance of doing that with my S75?

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Re: Long Exposures with S75

No, 8 sec. is the max. goto the S (shutter priority)or M (manual)setting on the camera and use the black wheel with your thumb to set the shutter speed.

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