You can shoot a trailing image of the movement of a subject with long exposure.
Bulb shooting is suitable for shooting trails from stars or fireworks, etc.
- Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
- Turn the control wheel counterclockwise until [BULB] is indicated.
- Set the aperture value (F-value) by turning the control dial.
- Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
- Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting.As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open.
- When shooting fireworks, etc., focus at infinity in manual focus mode. If you use a lens whose infinity point is unclear, adjust the focus on the fireworks in the area you want to focus on in advance.
- In order to perform bulb shooting without causing the image quality to deteriorate, we recommend that you start shooting while the camera is cool.
- During bulb shooting, images tend to blur. It is recommended that you use a tripod or a Bluetooth remote commander (sold separately). When using a Bluetooth remote commander, you can start bulb shooting by pressing the shutter button on the remote commander. To stop bulb shooting, press the shutter button on the remote commander again.
- The longer the exposure time, the more noise will be visible on the image.
- When [Long Exposure NR] is set to [On], noise reduction is performed after shooting for the same duration that the shutter was open. You cannot shoot while noise reduction is in progress.
- You cannot set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the following situations:
- [Auto HDR]
- [Picture Effect] is set to [Rich-tone Mono.].
- When [Drive Mode] is set to the following:
- [Cont. Shooting]
- [Cont. Bracket]
- [Silent Shooting]