Bulb Mode and Mirror Lockup

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Bulb Mode and Mirror Lockup

Timed bulb exposures controlled from the PC are available with cameras from the Canon EOS-1D Mark III onwards. This includes the Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 77D, Canon EOS 80D, Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 7D,  Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 800D/Rebel T7i, Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s, Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i, Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i, Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i, Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, Canon EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1, Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2, Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6, Canon EOS 1200D/Rebel T5, Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, Canon EOS 5DS R, Canon EOS 5DS, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS-1D C, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS-1D Mark III, Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III). To take a bulb exposure first set the camera shutter speed to "bulb". Then either press the "Release" button to start the exposure and again to end it or select the "Time-lapse/bulb shooting..." option from the Camera menu.

 

It is not possible to use bulb mode with older cameras when triggering the shutter release from the PC. This is a limitation of the camera not DSLR Remote Pro for Windows. Pictures can still be taken in bulb mode by pressing the camera's shutter release button.

 

Mirror lockup can be used with all cameras that support mirror lockup if the picture is taken by pressing the camera's shutter release or by using a remote release cable. Some older cameras (e.g. Canon EOS 10D) can use mirror lockup and be triggered from the PC. With these cameras the mirror will flip up and the picture will be taken after a 2 second delay.

 

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II and later models:
Pictures can be taken from the PC with mirror lockup enabled by pressing the shutter release button which is located in the main window below the histogram display.