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Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by popcan, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Howdy all,

    I am trying to use bulb mode to get some pictures of lightning...

    I'm in manual, with B showing. But the shutter won't release. What setting am I missing?

    thanks!
     
  2. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Im using a GX1
     
  3. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    I'm not having trouble finding bulb... I just cant get the shutter to open when there is very little light.
     
  4. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Did you see the note on the G3 that it doesn't do bulb in burst mode ?

    The Oly & Panasonic do this stuff in slightly different ways with different constraints.
     
  5. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Can't figure it out, and nothing in the manual that I can find.
    I guess there is no true bulb mode in GX1?

    In bulb I can open the shutter if there is enough light, but in the dark (trying to capture lightning) the shutter will not open.
    If true, then it's lame.
     
  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    I just tried 'B' on Manual-mode on my G3 in a badly lit room, seemed to work as expected.

    Seems odd if it works in light but not dark - Manual-mode should let you do whatever you like. Puzzling.

    Does Manual-mode work AOK with other slow shutter speeds ?
     
  7. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013

    Yes... it's fine otherwise. Its weird.
     
  8. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2011
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    Timos :)
    There is a mode in G5 (and in G3 I think) that the shutter is not activated if the lens is not in focus. Maybe you have this option "on", so in low light there is no focusing and the shutter refuses to work, regardless if it is in bulb or another mode.
     
  9. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013

    I think you are correct. If there's not enough light to focus with, the shutter won't open. I still think thats lame, if true.
     
  10. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Try disabling Focus Priority - it lets you shoot without requiring focus first.
     
  11. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Hmm ya. Or, manual focus? That may work too.
    Thanks
     
  12. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    If you have the camera set to focus priority and it can't focus and won't fire the shutter, it's doing what it's set to do. In this case it's not the camera that's lame.

    Try different settings if you want different results.

    Fred
     
  13. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    Smarty. Like I said, it's lame, if true.

    Turns out it's not lame, cause it's not true. It does work if I set to manual focus.

    thanks all!
     
  14. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    By default, almost every AF camera sold (not just Panasonic) uses focus priority: if the image isn't focused, the shutter won't release. Just switch to MF and twist the focus ring to the most distant end of the focus range.

    As far as being lame, do you really want to walk around taking a bunch of out of focus pictures? Most people don't. Panasonic cameras (like most others) let you change this behavior in the menus. I'd suggest reading the manual, with camera in hand, is a good thing for anyone who's really interested in photography.

    Blaming the camera because you don't know how it works seems churlish.
     
  15. popcan

    popcan Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013


    Good grief, some people are so quick to attack and judge here with sarcastic airs. Making all sorts of assumptions.

    To those people, have fun in your perfect world. I'm outta here.

    To the others, thank you for ideas and help!