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I've figured out how to use my new remote shutter release with my new Panasonic GH3 when using a fixed shutter setting, but I don't know how to use it so that the shutter stays open until I take my finger off the remote button. I tried setting the camera to manual first, but that didn't work.

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manual says.....DO NOT turn Electronic shutter ON electronic shutter must be OFF to use the Bulb setting. –  user20480 Jun 14 '13 at 20:25

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for [B] to show up at the end of SS 60" dial in, you will need to be; in Manual mode and ALSO be on 'single' shot drive...on right hand dial on top of camera, not continuous shooting, hope that helps.

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There is a shutter speed called Bulb Mode that will keep the shutter open while the shutter button is depressed. There is a limit to how long the shutter will be allowed to remain open. It appears that the GH3 at least extends the 120-second bulb-mode time limitation of the GH2: Panasonic's specifications page lists this limit at around 60 minutes.

According to Panasonic's manual, Bulb exposure is only available in M (Manual) mode.

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I searched for the Bulb Mode in the menus but couldn't find it! –  Joetsu Mar 10 '13 at 11:33
    
@Joetsu Did you scroll through all the shutter speeds? Typically, "bulb" is an option right next to 30", etc., in the shutter speed control. –  D. Lambert Mar 12 '13 at 14:46
    
Yes, I've scrolled through the speeds but see no sign of it. I wonder if being a mirrorless camera has something to do with this? –  Joetsu Mar 13 '13 at 14:58
    
Look around p35 of the manual -- it appears this is an option only in M (Manual) mode. –  D. Lambert Mar 13 '13 at 16:57

In Manual slow the speed setting all the way to the end: 60". B mode comes next.

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