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Why are my long-exposure photos (with ND filter) overexposed?

The short answer is that your ND filter is not strong enough. As Alan Marcus's answer points out, according to the Sunny 16 rule, in bright daylight at ƒ/16, you will get a nominally-correct exposure ...
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What should I look for in a camera for shooting in bulb mode for astrophotography?

Regarding Bulb Mode If you use a wired remote there is generally not a time limit regarding the length of an exposure using bulb mode with most current DSLRs. Pressing the button, halfway or fully, ...
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Why are my long-exposure photos (with ND filter) overexposed?

The approximate manual camera setting is likely achieved using the tried and true “sunny 16 rule”. Shutter speed is 1/ISO with the aperture set to f/16. Since you have chosen ISO 100, the exposure, ...
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Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?

Yes you can, but as far as I know, you cannot do it with the 622C alone. You can definitely do it with the addition of a 622C TX. I took a couple of my daughter doing exactly what you want to do. ...
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Can I use bulb mode for long exposures without having to hold down the shutter button?

You don't need to buy a wireless remote — you can buy a wired remote. For just a trigger button with a lock (to hold the button down), you can find 3rd party wired shutter releases for under $10 US, ...
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Can I use bulb mode for long exposures without having to hold down the shutter button?

You can, for very little money, build your own wired remote control, eg. by following these instructions, or any others that a google search for "canon diy remote" brings up. This remote has a ...
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Time limit of bulb mode in Nikon DSLR

You can use the time exposure mode as long as you want - at least, until your power source is exhausted. You'll gradually get more noise as the shutter is open longer, from the sensor heating up, so ...
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Is there a way to press once to start and a second time to end bulb mode on a Canon Rebel T3?

The canon 760D has bulb function that you have to hold down, so if I want to do a long exposure I have a wired remote, Shoot RS- 60E3 Wired Remote £3.59, that will lock open the shutter until you ...
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Why does "bulb" mode usually rely on holding the shutter button?

Because it always worked that way. Considering that the mode was mainly for long-duration photography a couple of jiggles at each end of the exposure would not have been noticeable. The word comes ...
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How do I get actual (vs. reported) Bulb mode exposure times on my Canon 1200D?

What's the minimum exposure time that can be achieved in bulb mode? Technically, the minimum exposure time is probably limited by the speed that a person can press and release the shutter button (or ...
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Can I use bulb mode for long exposures without having to hold down the shutter button?

Yea... you can check out ebay or any local shop that sells camera equipment. You get wired remotes with a display screen that lets u take extremely long exposures (ranging from few seconds to 99 hours)...
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Why does "bulb" mode usually rely on holding the shutter button?

If your hands are not particularly shaky, you may actually get less camera shake from holding down the shutter than you would by releasing it and pressing it again. Basically, with the hold-down ...
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Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3 not working as expected

If pulling the cord of the RS60-E3 out of the camera jack solves the problem then the problem is not in the camera, it is with the RS60-E3. What happens if you immediately plug the cord back in? Does ...
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How do I get correct exposure for long shutter times in bulb mode?

Bulb mode allows you to control when the exposure starts and finishes, which means that you control the shutter-speed. Together with ISO and Aperture, you still need to balance the 3 parameters and ...
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How do I get correct exposure for long shutter times in bulb mode?

Your question isn't exactly clear on your objective, so I will provide a few potential solutions. Use your cameras histogram to judge the exposure. See: How and why do you use an image histogram? ...
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Is a bulb shutter possible with A Fujifilm XS1?

There is a "bulb" setting of sorts on the X-S1 that allows specific shutter times at 1 second intervals to be set. If 15 seconds is too fast but 30 seconds is too long, you can try, for example, 22 ...
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How to get longer than 8 second exposure on a Nikon coolpix p520?

Sorry, the P520 will only expose for up to 8S at ISO100. For 200 and 400 it's 4 seconds, decreasing to 1/2 second max at HI1 ~ISO64000) This is very disappointing and is teh weakest aspect of an ...
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Using bulb mode with EOS Remote app without having to hold down shutter button possible?

If you are in the bulb mode you just need to press the shutter button once on your phone in the camera connect app and it starts the timer and you press the shutter button again in the app to release ...
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Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?

I think that firing the flash manually gives you a lot more interesting possibilities than rear curtain sync. If you want to have rear curtain sync, just push the (flash) button at the end of the ...
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Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?

Pocketwizard's wiki says you cannot use 2nd curtain together with bulb mode if you are relying solely on the camera to trigger the flash in sync with the second curtain. Because in bulb mode the ...
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Where can i find and select 'Bulb mode' on my Nikon D3300

Bulb is positioned on the shutter speed dial as the slowest shutter speed, way down just past the 30" second shutter speed. It is a long way down there speaking of rotation. Because it is ...
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Where can i find and select 'Bulb mode' on my Nikon D3300

Set to Manual mode (M), rotate command dial to the left (pp. 68 and 71 of User's Manual).
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What should I look for in a camera for shooting in bulb mode for astrophotography?

To address the "for beginners" aspect of the question, most recent-generation Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras (which are mirrorless, not technically DSLRs) have a feature called "Live Bulb" which allows you ...
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Why are my long-exposure photos (with ND filter) overexposed?

It is clear from you question that you need some help understanding exposure. I suggest you start by looking at the Exposure Triangle. Both standard M mode and Bulb are manual exposure modes, meaning ...
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When zoomed in, I see red, blue and white pixels. What is the cause of this?

These are so called hot or dead pixels, small sensor defects that are always there and are exacerbated by long exposures of mostly dark scenes. These are the reason that there are "long exposure ...
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How can I set bulb shutter setting on a Canon Powershot SX70

It does not appear from the manual that the Canon Powershot SX70 HS has bulb-mode capability.
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How can I set bulb shutter setting on a Canon Powershot SX70

You can't. Many small sensored cameras, such as the PowerShot SX70, limit maximum exposure times to prevent poor sensor performance due to heat buildup in the sensor. Even cameras with marginally ...
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What should I look for in a camera for shooting in bulb mode for astrophotography?

Some very good answers about long exposure times, but for astrophotography I thought it was worth adding another consideration - the rotation of the earth. If you're looking for star trails (https://...
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Why are my long-exposure photos (with ND filter) overexposed?

It's very hard for a camera to calculate the right exposure in low light conditions. Adding an ND filter will create a low light condition and you camera might over expose. The best way to get the ...
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