G85 Bulb

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sgwelly Regular Member • Posts: 484
G85 Bulb

Can the Panasonic G85 do Bulb exposures?

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EGuitarStar
EGuitarStar Regular Member • Posts: 117
Re: G85 Bulb

I looked into this camera as I was going to purchase it. I do recall reading it does have bulb mode but this is limited to 120 seconds.

I didn't purchase the camera because I got a GX85 as it was being sold at a crazy low price. It too doesn't have a long exposure time.

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OP sgwelly Regular Member • Posts: 484
Re: G85 Bulb

Thanks. I’m planing to get this as a second camera to supplement my DSLR. The reviews did mention 60sec limit but was not sure if there was bulb capability and wanted to know from people who own the camera.

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FunGuy66
FunGuy66 Regular Member • Posts: 190
Re: G85 Bulb
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That's right. Max 60 seconds for PASM, 120 seconds for B. The electronic shutter is limited to 1 second.

EGuitarStar
EGuitarStar Regular Member • Posts: 117
Re: G85 Bulb

If you need longer exposure time look at the GX9 which costs less (in the UK at least) and has a better sensor than the G85. The GX9 can do up to 30 minutes in camera and 60 minutes via the image app.

Alternatively, Olympus has a great feature called Live Bulb. This gives you a live view of the image building so you can stop it when you are happy. All the recent Olympus support this but double check.

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Badwater Senior Member • Posts: 2,095
Re: G85 Bulb

With the Panasonic Image app, you can do the 120 second T mode.  On the camera there is a "T" for the timer mode.  Image App goes up to 120 seconds.

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OP sgwelly Regular Member • Posts: 484
Re: G85 Bulb

Thanks everyone

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