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    I have an Olympus Pen EPL-1 The longest shot I can take is a 60 second exposure.

    If I wanted to do a longer shot to get star trails, what would be the best way to achieve this? Or is there a way even?



    If there’s a ‘bulb’ setting and a way to mount a shutter release, that’s the way to go (bulb holds the shot till you let go-the shutter release cable, corded or remote, keeps away the camera shake).

    Elsewise, try a zoom lens–the trails will move more in 60 seconds on zoom levels.


    There is a bulb mode. If you check out on page 39 here -> E-PL1 manual.

    It looks like there is bulb timer setting in the menus as well that you can set the maximum time (on page 75) if you don’t want to keep it open with a release cable/remote.


    Thank you!

    I guess I need to dig out my manual…..*blush*


    Keep an eye on the histogram on some test shots. Depending on how dark your skies are (or aren’t) you may not even be able go beyond 30 seconds. Skyglow is easy enough to process out, but if you go too long you’ll saturate the red channel.

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