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Long Exposures

stub
Posted 05/02/2022 - 18:11 Link
Just a quick fact finder. If you would. Landscaping isnt really my thing. But I have been invited on a course. So I have a query. Is the only way the K1 take an image of beyond a 30" second shutter speed. In "Bulb" mode with an invalometer ? I thought there was a way it could be extended. But looking in the manual I cant see anything.. Can anyone help I
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womble
Posted 05/02/2022 - 18:33 - Helpful Comment Link
Use a shutter cable and either hold the button down or some will lock. My Pentax one has a lock, the third party one I just bought for my XR-X you have to hold the button in manually.

Shame modern cameras don't have the equivalent of the T setting where one click opened the shutter and the second closed it.

K.
Kris Lockyear
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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stub
Posted 05/02/2022 - 19:58 Link
Thanks Kris. I have the cable releases and they will "Lock". Just thought I'd seen somewhere. That the timings could be extended in the menu. You can set "Bulb" mode in the K1 to open the shutter with a click then then close on a second click. You just have to time it yourself. Easy enough with a mobile phone app. Which makes me now think maybe wireless and image sync. But that would be quite heavy on battery usage I guess out in the fileld all day.
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mcrtchly
Posted 05/02/2022 - 20:10 Link
With a K1 you can use bulb mode then press green button to enable long exposure (bulb display on rear screen changes to time) . Use front wheel to change exposure time up to 20 mins. No need for manual release start/stop

Martin
Flan
Posted 05/02/2022 - 20:55 - Helpful Comment Link
mcrtchly wrote:
With a K1 you can use bulb mode then press green button to enable long exposure (bulb display on rear screen changes to time) . Use front wheel to change exposure time up to 20 mins. No need for manual release start/stop

Martin

Thank you for that Martin, and sorry for interrupting Stub
stub
Posted 05/02/2022 - 21:02 Link
Thanks Martin. Thats so helpful. I thought I had come across it previously.
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womble
Posted 05/02/2022 - 21:57 Link
I wonder if my K-3iii will do that...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
mcrtchly
Posted 05/02/2022 - 22:59 Link
Don't forget to check that Bulb setting is in the default mode 1 in the settings menu. You will probably need neutral density filters for long exposures. I recommend Breakthrough Photography filters but have to admit that I'm an affiliate of Breakthrough and can offer a discount
stub
Posted 06/02/2022 - 00:09 Link
Yes Martin, I will be doing some seascapes. Smoothing out the sea. I have the filters. ND's and grad's. I'm a Kase user. Which I have owned for quite a while now. But never use. 82mm screw thread... But they don't fit my DFA 15-30 which was purchased later. The lens can take a 150mm system. But at £100 for the holder and £200 per filter. I havnt been lured as yet.
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davidwozhere
Posted 06/02/2022 - 01:20 Link
I tried that. Turn dial to B, it displays "Bulb Mode" at the top and shows the green button symbol at the bottom - also a clock symbol with "timer ON". This is displayed for perhaps a second and then it disappears. Pressing the green button does nothing at all. I can't find anything about bulb mode in settings.
Bearing in mind I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to pressing buttons on gadgets, what am I doing wrong?
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stub
Posted 06/02/2022 - 02:40 Link
Not sure David, I did as Martin described. Put camera in "Bulb" mode. Pressed green button. The display changed to a timer display. Turning wheels then let's you set shutter times upto 20mins.
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Chrism8
Posted 06/02/2022 - 10:42 Link
I use one of these, much cheaper than the branded version when you drop then into a puddle as I have done twice, the branded ones are about £50

Many different functions inc normal on / off release, a real time counter in seconds for precise timing on long exposures and more that I don't use.
Chris

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stub
Posted 06/02/2022 - 17:34 Link
Thanks Chris, I have something extremely similar. In the Neewer EZa. As you say. These things are nicely priced. As I said I very rarely do any landscape photo's. So have had to give my head a little wobble, this weekend. And remember what all these individual things actually do.... Sometimes looking a lot more complex than they actually are. Especially with the invalometer. Which in real terms is only a couple of quid more expensive than a qired trigger.
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womble
Posted 07/02/2022 - 13:47 Link
womble wrote:
I wonder if my K-3iii will do that...

Yup. Set to Bulb mode, hold in green button, front dial for exposures up to 20 minutes. Learn something new every day!
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
davidwozhere
Posted 08/02/2022 - 01:11 Link
This is driving me bonkers. It does nothing on my K3ii either - except that it shows an icon of the green button before immediately blanking the screen!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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