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G9 and bulb mode

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by mcgillro, Jun 12, 2019 at 3:30 AM.

  1. mcgillro

    mcgillro Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 10, 2019
    Hastings, NZ
    I recently bought the G9 and love it, but am struggling to find information on using bulb mode for long exposures.

    I've searched quite a bit using Google, and not come up with a great deal that helps.

    I've used bulb mode in both a Canon 70D and Canon M5, so not entirely unfamiliar with the idea.

    Any help with setting for longer exposures than 60 seconds much appreciated. Or is it simply not possible with the G9

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    Is the electronic shutter activated? mechanical shutter should be able to do long exposures.
     
  3. ScottinPollock

    ScottinPollock Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 26, 2017
    Put the camera in "M" mode, and you'll then have B available as a shutter speed.
     
  4. mcgillro

    mcgillro Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 10, 2019
    Hastings, NZ
    I think that may be one problem - have since changed it to auto, after Googling. will make a note to try mechanical as well.

    Thanks
     
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  5. mcgillro

    mcgillro Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 10, 2019
    Hastings, NZ
    I tried that, but just got red text, and no ability to set shutter and aperture, or take an image.

    Thanks
     
  6. Mike Wingate

    Mike Wingate Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 21, 2017
    Altrincham
    Mike Wingate
    Select AUTO for shutter.
     
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  7. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    While I don't own a G9 I presume it works the same as my G85. As per above by @ScottinPollock@ScottinPollock put the camera in "M" and rotate the shutter speed to you get to "B" showing as the speed. The shutter stays open while you hold the shutter release down. There may be a limit to how long you can hold the shutter open [most digitals have a limit] to stop excess noise. I just tested mine to about 10 seconds.
     
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