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D3200 Bulb setting & remote control issue

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clucas

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Using my D3200. Want to take some night sky photos using the bulb setting and the remote control. When I set the camera to Manual and set the shutter speed to bulb, "Bulb" appears as it is supposed to. However, when I select the release mode to "Delayed remote" or "Quick-response remote" I get 2 dashes and the remote does not act properly. What I mean is that I should be able to press the remote button once to open the shutter and then press it again (say 10 minutes later) to close the shutter. Anybody know what I might be doing wrong? I don't think there is any other setting I should use, is there?



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What remote are you using?  If it's a wired remote, it needs to have a release lock on it, like this one:

http://www.amazon.co...ds=nikon remote



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I'm using a wireless, Photive PHML-1.3, which is the correct one for the camera and indeed it works, I've used it before. But that's not the issue, The issue is that I can't have the camera set to "Bulb" and then select the remote as the release mode.



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You need to use Time rather than Bulb with the infrared remote. See page 58 of the D3200 manual.

 

Chris



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Thanks! I just read that and understand. Now my problem must be with the Photive remote control. When I press the button with the camera in Time mode it takes a photo and does not stay open until I press it again. I'll have to do more research on that. Thanks again, Chris!

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I use a wireless remote. I have just recently started experimenting with 120+ second exposures. It is addictive.







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