I've searched google high and low for this and all I get are results trying to sell me camera equipment.
I have a Nikon D60 without the ML-L3 remote control, well I have one but the battery has run out. It's a marvellous star-lit night tonight but I'm damned if I can work out how to open an exposure on my Nikon D60 then close it again after an amount of time that I determine.
I've read the manual again but can't make head or tail of it. I'm an ex-film 35mm Minolta X300 user, I am having problems transitioning to digital.
Can anyone help me with settings? If I get a decent result I promise to post links.
As per mattdm's suggestion I have rotated the mode to M but I am not able to manually control the exposure or work out how to put the camera into "bulb" mode. This is the copy of the manual I'm working from here.
The manual referenced above states:
Shutter remains open while the shutter-release button is held down, and closes when the shutter-release button is released. This option is available when shooting in d mode at a shutter speed of “Bulb” (“bulb” is displayed in the viewfinder) (A44).
I guess my question is....how do I set the shutter speed to "bulb"?