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 ?

Thank you


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.


Wireless one is good too.


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

  • 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.
    – s4y
    Aug 16 '10 at 14:17

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