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    How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    Most of the lenses I have have speed up to 1 sec only, then B and T. Is there an easy way to set long exposure time?

    On the Sinar auto shutter, the speed goes up to 8 sec.

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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    Use T with your iPhone's stop watch.

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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    I assume you mean something that would literally keep the shutter open for only, say, 30 seconds, or maybe 4 minutes?

    Then no, there isn't anything made to easily to do that.
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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    I'm a "B" person thru 10 seconds or so.

    Longer, I become a "T" person.

    Either way, I use the second hand of my analog wrist watch.

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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    I just need something slightly more than 1 sec.

    I have the Sinar auto shutter on the other camera. I figure I'll use that more often.

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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    There's a Prontor long-exposure timer / cable release that can give you settings in the range 2 to 32 seconds. Unfortunately, it tends to be hard to find, and expensive when you do come across one.

    There's also the Autoknips:

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ps-self-timers

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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    What about multiple shutter snaps? Do the short snaps first, then the one second snap. There will be a problem with movement.

    What about altering the aperture for a shorter exposure?
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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    Actually, a long exposure is measured in hours..

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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Regular Rod View Post
    Use T with your iPhone's stop watch.

    RR
    I use the timer in the reciprocity timer app. With with long exposures your calculating reciprocity anyway and the timer in the app has the ability to start on noise, so as long as your not in a noisy place it will hear you trip the shutter open in T mode and start the timer.
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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
    Most of the lenses I have have speed up to 1 sec only, then B and T. Is there an easy way to set long exposure time?

    On the Sinar auto shutter, the speed goes up to 8 sec.
    I never liked "T." I don't like putting the cable release down and then picking it up again because I suspect I'll shake the camera. So, if' I'm going to stand there with the cable release in my hand, I'll just use "B."

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