Tipster of the Week: Bright Lights, Empty City


Old trick but still a goodie! To those who don’t know this yet, here’s a classic experiment for instant bulb setting!

Cover That Exposure Meter by ethermoon

The LC-A and LC-A+ are automatic. They depend on how the light enters over the exposure meter. Where’s that? See that little knob of ISO setting you twist before you decide on under-or-overexposing? That little hole you see is the exposure or light meter. It is automatic, depending on the available light your LC-A gets on the environment.

Now here’s the trick.

  1. Place it on ISO 25. (or 100 ISO if LC-A+). It has now the smallest hole.
  2. Place your finger to cover that little hole you see in front. Best yet, grab a black tape and stick it over the exposure meter in the front.
  3. Place your LC-A in a tripod (if you don’t have one, place it in a flat surface).
  4. Press the shutter button; hold it steady as long as you like.

Now, you have that bulb mode in your LC-A: perfect for night shots and so on!

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written by ethermoon on 2009-05-24 #gear #tutorials #long-exposure #lc-a #tipster #tipster-of-the-week


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Creative and funny gallery !

  2. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·


  3. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    11 - is the best

  4. minty
    minty ·

    great tip, but just one thing...if you set the ISO setting on the camera to a lower number, won't the hole be bigger instead of smaller? because the lower the speed, the more light the camera needs to let in for correct exposure.

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