I am not quite one with my camera yet. I have followed the instructions to the letter, but still, something is not right yet as the allusive “Bulb” setting is unattainable for me with this camera. I have just spent two hours in the frigid cold of a freak cold snap out in my backyard going through every setting I can find on this camera, and still the screen that allows my to manually control the shutter cannot be found.
What I got instead are a couple of long exposures, but these were not controlled by me, it was the camera going into its own auto setting. Added to the frustration, I had to shut the camera off becuase it would just sit and activate the shutter every 15 or so seconds without showing anything on the viewfinder. So I would shut it off and try again. After a couple of hours, and reaching the first stages of hypothermia, I gave up and went back inside.
This shot is as far as I got tonight. I will try again tomorrow when I have some more time. Hoping that the cloud stay away too.
UPDATE: I just figured out what it was I was doing wrong with this camera on getting the “Bulb” setting to work. There are a number of functions that the Bulb setting will not work with, even if you have the camera on full manual mode. I had the “Smile” indicator on, and the Auto HDR set to Auto, so these settings would shut the Bulb setting off on my shutter speed. The handbook is over 200 pages long; not good for someone who wants the camera to work – now. I know, patients. I have none.