06-26-2009 01:31 PM
To set the Nikon D60 to Bulb you need to first set your camera to manual mode and then turn the command dial until Bulb is displayed as the shutter speed. Unless you already have the remote release for this camera (ML-L3) I would suggest purchasing one if you want to use your camera while set to Bulb.
The reason I say this is because without the remote release you have to press the shutter button to open the shutter and the shutter will close once you release the shutter button, this can get very annoying when you want to do long exposures since you have to hold your finger on the shutter button for the entire time of your exposure (imagine holding the button in for a half an hour); in addition touching the camera while the shutter is open can sometimes cause your images to blur due to camera shake. With the remote release you press the shutter button on the release and the shutter opens and remains open until you press the shutter button on the release again. This is much more convenient since you can open the shutter and step back from the camera while you time the exposure.
If you need to purchase this cameras remote release our stores don't carry it, but you can purchase it for $17.99 on BestBuy.com here. I hope this helps!
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06-26-2009 01:31 PM
I was wondering how to set up or turn on the bulb mode on my Nikon D60 SLR?
On most cameras it's a matter of setting the mode dial to "B" - unfortunately it looks a bit more complex than that on the D60. Some of what I'm seeing via Google implies that it's a sub-mode of manual (M) mode.
I'd suggest reading the manual for this one... I can't help you beyond this as it appears different from my Pentax.
It appears the D60 also has a "Time" mode, where you just click the shutter or remote once at the beginning of the exposure and once at the end, as opposed to bulb mode where the shutter button (or wired remote shutter button) must be held down for the shutter to remain open.