Why does Panasonic limit bulb time??

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twonker
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Why does Panasonic limit bulb time??
Aug 6, 2013

I see even the upcoming GX7 specs show bulb time limited to approx 2 minutes like other Panasonic bodies.

Why? Do other manufacturers do this? It almost seems to be a 'feature' deliberately designed to annoy, even if one rarely if ever uses a longer exposure.

Having just picked up one of the now dirt cheap GX1s, this is the single thing that irks me the most, and yet one would think would be a single line of firmware to change.

Am I missing something?

Alistair

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