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What you are probably looking for is a 10-stop ND filter. Lee and Hitech make large square filters - Lee calls theirs the "big stopper". B+W make a screw-in version that is less expensive. These will roughly allow for 1000 times the exposure. So instead of 1/250th of a second, you can expose for 1000 * 1/250 = 4 seconds. If you want even longer ...


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You need an ND filter to get long exposures in daylight as others have noted. However this will probably still not give you the results you need. Long exposure shots of cars work at night time because the car head/tail lights are brighter than anything else in the scene. During the day all you will get with a long exposure shot of cars going by is a muddy ...


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You have to limit incoming light even more, since it is daylight. You can achieve this by stacking (putting on) multiple Natural Density filters. You might try to get Cokin or Lee filter holders and buy extra set with couple ND filters and try how many filters you have to use to stop enough light. Those filters comes as ND2, ND4 etc... depending on how much ...


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Generally you should use a remote shutter release to hold the shutter open for a prolonged period. This also prevents camera-shake that is usually associated with touching the camera while taking a long exposure. Several options are available from simple lockable switches to complex intervalometers. Each have their own advantages but to get started a cheap ...


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If you are using the RC-6 wireless IF remote, the possibility is that its being interrupted when you push it to close the bulb mode, the battery is dying on the remote (not likely if new but possible), or its being pressed for too long to close the shutter and then your camera thinks its time to start a new picture. try setting the camera to single shot and ...


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Without actually testing, I am reluctant to say with absolute certainty, but I won't let that stop me -- I will just make a list of assumptions :-) Assuming stacked exposures of the same total time as the single bulb exposure, that your are not using dark frame noise reduction, that sensor power efficiency does not get significantly worse as it heats up and ...


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To use Bulb mode on your T4i, Select Manual <M> exposure mode and move the shutter speed past 30 seconds to bulb. (pp. 113-114 of the T4i Instruction Manual) The simplest way to shoot fireworks with your Rebel T4i is with a wired remote. The Canon RS60 E3 sells at amazon.com for around $22USD. Generic versions are available for about 1/2 that. The ...


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Yes, you have to set the mode to M and dial the shutter speed past 30s (it will show 'bulb'). You will want some type of remote trigger for this mode. A canon RC-1,5 or 6 is a cheap and reliable IR based remote (I have used the RC-1 for about 7 years and only change the battery once, after about 5-6 years). You enable the remote by switching to the timer ...


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As mentioned, you would need to consider using an ND filter. The LEE big stopper is a well respected filter and should give the results you are looking for. Here is a link to the Lee Website The cokin ND filters are known to give a magenta colour cast when used, which, unless you like that effect on a specific image, you would have to fix in post ...


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As an owner of SX50 HS, I can clarify a few points that the other answers have left dangling. Exposures longer than 1.0 second requires ISO 80 setting. In other words, as soon as you go from 1.0 to 1.3, ISO setting automatically locks down to 80. From this point, you can set the exposure up to 15 seconds. RS-60E3 remote switch is compatible with this ...



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