We all know the bulb mode… You push down on the shutter button, the shutter opens, you count down/up your seconds, you lift up, the shutter closes.
But in “TIME“ mode, you press the shutter button down all the way and lift up, the shutter remains open until you press down all the way “Again”, and the shutter closes…
You can even view the on going exposure on the LCD life-View “DURING EXPOSURE” Cool !!…
Watch the video on the using “Bulb” exposure in the E-M5 Feature Videos to see this in action.
Here are the instructions from the E-M5 PDF Manual
- [E] EXP:ISO
- Go to Page 2
- LiveTime/.5 sec
- LiveBulb: .5 sec
The first .5 sec is a blank screen, than after .5 sec the Live/T/B will be in effect on the LCD or EVF. The longer you set this number, the longer you have a blank screen before you see the LiveView exposure.
As the subject or camera moves, you will see the collective effect build on the LCD or EVF
If you want to have the camera stop the exposure in LiveBulb or LiveTime, you can set the “BULB/TIME Timer” from 1 minute to 30 minutes. 1m, 2m, 4m 8m 15m, 20m 25m, 30m options.