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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 23:02
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by XKAES XKAES wrote:

With an electronic shutter if you use B and the battery dies while the shutter is still being help open (with a finger or a cable release) is no difference than with T when the shutter is opened with a press of the button (or cable release).
The shutter is open and the battery dies (which would only happen with long exposures, of course).
It makes no difference to the camera if T or B is being used -- the shutter is open and the battery dies. Releasing your finger in B mode makes no difference.
Yes, however the chance of that happening is smaller then with the B setting then with the T setting. Like I said. And B already was the standard. Like I said. Like Johan Cruijf said: if you see it, you see it

I don't see how it is any less likely with B - I use a locking remote for >30s exposures - camera set to B, operating just like it was a T.

However, would there really be a problem? Surely the start up once a charged battery is inserted would reset the shutter to a default state.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote XKAES Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 23:21
I've never had a battery die during a long exposure, but it's possible. I assume the only problem is to the exposure. I assume that a new battery solves the problem, but that the exposure is simply not recorded/saved. Perhaps a corrupt file on the card -- big deal.
I see no reason why this would be any different if a B setting was used vs a T setting.
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