E-PL5: BULB mode without having to keep pressing the shutter button?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Julia, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Julia

    Julia Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    Dresden, Germany
    Hi guys,

    I've taken a look at the manual and googled a bit, but I seem to be a bit dense today. How can I take long exposures with the E-PL5 (BULB mode) without having to press down the shutter button manually all the time?

    Is this only possible via remote or is there an in-camera setting I haven't yet discovered?

    Thanks, guys!
  2. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror! Subscribing Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    I use my wireless remote.
  3. christofp

    christofp Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 21, 2012
    I think you are searching for "life time" instead of "life bulb" mode. At least my OM-D has this second long exposure mode, hope the PL5 has it too.
  4. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    BULB requires holding the shutter button. TIME starts and stops on shuttter press or timer (maxed at 30 minutes).

    Cool part is a partial exposed image can be displayed at programmable intervals - this is possible because CMOS sensors can be read non-destructively - unlike CCD. Pretty cool beans.

    User manual pp 59 and pp 86.
  5. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    I think you mean "Live Time" and "Live Bulb" ;)

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Mu-43 mobile app
  6. Rinaldo

    Rinaldo Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 9, 2012
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Which one do you use? :confused:
  7. AceAceBaby

    AceAceBaby Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    I use a cheap ($8) wired remote. It has a button, which has a sliding lock, so you just lock the button on, and unlock it when you want to end the exposure. I got mine from Amazon, I'd guess eBay has plenty also.
  8. Julia

    Julia Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    Dresden, Germany
    Thanks everybody! That helps a lot!

    I have a remote as well, but I lost the cable and therefore wanted to see if I can do it without a remote :)

    Again, thanks for helping out!