Nikon Nikon 1 AW1 Reference Manual (en)

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❚❚ Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)
Select a shutter speed of “Bulb” for long
time-exposures of moving lights, the
stars, night scenery, or fireworks.  The
shutter remains open while the shutter-
release button is held down.  To prevent
blur, use a tripod.
1
Ready the camera.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place it on a stable, level sur-
face.  To prevent loss of power before the exposure is com-
plete, use a fully charged EN-EL20 battery or an optional
EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5C power connector.  Note that
noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog)
may be present in long exposures; before shooting, choose
On for Long exposure NR in the shooting menu (
A
The Exposure Indicator
When shutter speeds other than “Bulb” are
selected, the exposure indicator shows
whether the photograph would be under-
or over-exposed at current settings.
Optimal exposure
Underexposed by 
1
/
3
EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV