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Timer VS Bulb Mode

pcacj
Apprentice

With a Canon Rebel XTi, can you disable the timer while in bulb mode?  I am not seeing this in the instruction manual.  Seems rather limiting if I am in bulb mode and press the cable release and have to wait 10 seconds before the camera fires.  Any help is appreciated.

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ebiggs1
Legend
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Smiley Frustrated?  I am confused?

 

Just don't turn the timer on!

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

So far, the only way I know to get into bulb mode is also the timer activation.  I have tried to figure this out and I too am confused.  it doesn't make sense.  I am sure i am doing something wrong but just have not figured it out yet.

How are you trying to do it?
EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

I put the camera in Manual Mode and dial down the shutter speed until BULB shows up.  Also, in the MENU screen I choose BULB/Timer.  I will try undoing the MENU option for BULB mode and see if that will fix this.  Thank you for prompting my brain to kick into a higher gear.

Yeah, stay out of the menu.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!


@pcacj wrote:

I put the camera in Manual Mode and dial down the shutter speed until BULB shows up.  Also, in the MENU screen I choose BULB/Timer.  I will try undoing the MENU option for BULB mode and see if that will fix this.  Thank you for prompting my brain to kick into a higher gear.


Just use BULB for cable release.  The other option is for using a wireless remote.  If you don't have one then it will have a 10-second delay.

 

I use my wireless remote all the time and frequently forget to turn it off when done.  I've missed shots because I grab my camera for some quick shot and get the 10 second delay. 

ScottyP
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Yeah. You don't want to be in the menus. Just roll the dial all the way past the slowest shutter speed, and the last setting will be B (Bulb). I always use the cable release in Bulb, as I suppose everyone else does too.
Scott

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