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    Shutter speed

    I have looked at my camera's spec and the slowest speed I can get from my shutter is 3 seconds, is this a bit crap? I wanted to get some good movement effects but I think a 3 sec speed wont be enough.
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    What do you want to achieve? 3 seconds is plenty good enough for a bit of motion blur.

    But not enough for light trails like this.

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    How long was that shutter open for
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    20 secs probably.

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    Does it have a "B" setting? This allows you to open the shutter and leave it open until you decide to close it, however to avoid camera shake you'll need a remote shutter release cable.
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    what outlore said, shutter release cable's are great (use it with a tripod aswell though) =)

    one in a tunnel in swiss, about 10 secs



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    no B setting has S and A and an M but not a B.
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    M might well be manual shutter release - just play around and see what you come up with!
    On manual, without a cable release, you're likely to lose any sharpness though.
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    found an M and it has a B for bulb setting, although the maximum is 15 sec
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