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Is there a way to get the bulb mode on the D90 to open the shutter when I press the shutter release button, and to close it again when I press the button for the second time, rather than having to hold the button down ?

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If you get the Nikon MC-DC2 cable release, the button can be locked in place until you release it. For bulb exposures, I'd recommend a cable release to avoid shake and blurring in your result anyways, you're almost assured to do that with your hand on the camera directly.

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Wireless one is good too.

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Wireless-Control-Digital-Cameras/dp/B00007EDZG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281804189&sr=8-1

When i bought it, it was actually cheaper than the wired one. Gotta aim it directly at the camera front though.

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Can it open the shutter on the first button press and close it on the second, or do I have to have my finger on the button all the time ? –  jfoucher Aug 14 '10 at 20:58
    
@jfoucher The shutter will stay open until you press the button a second time. –  Sidnicious Aug 16 '10 at 14:17

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