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What is Bulb Mode?

My camera has a 'bulb mode,' and several questions on photo-SE refer to using Bulb Mode. A few questions: What is 'Bulb Mode?' Why is it called 'Bulb Mode?' What is 'Bulb Mode used for?
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how the camera determines correct aperture and ISO in bulb mode?

Consider that the camera is in shutter priority and the exposure time is set to bulb mode. Now the camera doesn't know how long the shutter is going to be open in advance and so how does the camera ...
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How do I set my Canon 600D for Long Exposure?

I have a Canon 600d. I need to have a long exposure. What settings should be used to achieve a long exposure in my camera? I tried searching and most of them say bulb mode. I don't see it in my ...
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How to operate Nikon D300 in Bulb mode with the ML-3 IR remote

When I put my Nikon D300 on Bulb the shutter opens for as long as I press the shutter release button and it closes when I let go of the button. If I try that with the remote, there is no way to hold ...
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How to take a bulb mode shot of a road in day light? [duplicate]

I need to take the photo of the trailing vehicles on road at day time. I tried a shot in bulb mode at 100 ISO and f/22 of a road in daytime. But that photo is too bight(link below). How can i get the ...
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Can I get longer than 15 second exposure with my canon SX 50?

I am new to photography and I was hoping to go take some pictures of star trails this weekend. I just bought this camera this week and I realized that the highest shutter speed is 15 seconds. Is there ...
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What is the efficiency of Bulb mode vs taking multiple shorter exposures?

When looking at taking photos such as star trails where it requires a significant exposure time, is it more power efficient to use Bulb mode or taking multiple shorter exposures? Would keeping the ...
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Using bulb mode with EOS Remote app without having to hold down shutter button possible?

Does the EOS Remote app somehow support timed shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds or a press-and-lock feature when in BULB mode? I've not found such a feature and I guess it could be absent so the ...
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Why does my shutter release multiple times using wireless remote in bulb mode? Canon t3i

Recently when using bulb mode on my Canon t3i (usually doing some night long exposure shots) I have had problems. I press the button on the remote to open the shutter and again to close it, but then ...
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Can I use a remote shutter / bulb mode on a Canon T4i?

I'd like to shoot fireworks with my Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D / Kiss X6i). Is there a bulb mode on this camera? What different remote-shutter attachments are available?
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How do I find a semi-professional camera able to open the shutter for long exposure (night shots)?

How can I find which semi-professional camera has the resource to open the shutter for long exposure, with the purpose to take night shots?
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Can I use the Samsung Nx300 in bulb mode without continually holding the shutter?

How can I shoot with my Samsung nx300 in bulb mode? Without continuing to press the shutter button? Thanks
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How can I keep the shutter open until I release with the Panasonic GH3 remote?

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 ...