Unlimited long exposure with a remote?

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Lena Hale
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Unlimited long exposure with a remote?
Sep 9, 2012

One of my biggest concerns in selecting a DSLR camera body is that it is able to handle very slow shutter speeds, several minutes. All of the bodies I've seen max out at 30 seconds.

I've heard that using a remote can override the body's maximum shutter speed and keep the shutter open for as long as you hold down the button. Is this true? If so, are there any risks in doing so? I was once warned about overheating and don't know how to assess a specific camera's risk of encountering this problem.

I was also told that film cameras have fewer complications with long exposure but I'd really prefer to stick with digital.

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