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Difference between Bulb and Time

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SMcGaugh

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I'm confused with my D3400.

On 1", 2" etc.  Shutter opens & closes on time when pressed once.

Bulb: press once to open, press a second time to close.  (So I use a timer for this for stars and I'm good.)

Time: But on Time setting, it acts exactly as Bulb setting.  Press, it opens.  Nothing until I press a 2nd time, it closes.

(On no setting does the shutter stay open while holding the remote pressed, and then closes when remote pressure is released...)

 

What am I missing here?

 

Thanks in advance.



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If you use the shutter button, Bulb will work as it should. With the remote, there is no difference between B and T as it uses the press to open, press again to close sequence to save on battery power.



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no difference between B and T.

 

 

Really, Peter, none?



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Really, Peter, none?

Not when using the remote. Removing the socket for a normal wired remote is one of the most stupid dumb-downs Nikon have made to the entry-level cameras.


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Never played with these cameras… thanks! :)







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