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harkk 1 point ago +1 / -0

I haven't used a tripod that much but go to a camera shop and see what they suggest. There are bulbs you can get that will push the button for you. I know you can use a very short delay between clicking and the actual shot, but that won't work with something that's moving. Clicking slowly while concentrating on not moving the camera helps.

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LoneWulf [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, I've thought the same thing about using a bulb. It's probably the only way you could get the shot. Not sure, though, whether one can be used with the camera I have.

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harkk 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had a Powershot years ago and I don't know either. Camera shop should know.

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LoneWulf [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had one of the older Powershots, too. Was the first camera I got after film cameras went out of vogue. It was a small, but good camera that was excellent for taking on trips, as it took up very little space, yet still took really nice photos. It eventually died, so that's what prompted me to get my current camera.

Ironically, the reason I bought this camera was because I had the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian. I wanted a good camera to take photos, knowing I'd never get to do this again. Naturally, COVID-19 hit right before I was to go, so I never got there. It seems unlikely that I'll have a second chance at it, either. Sigh.

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harkk 1 point ago +1 / -0

My first digital was an Olympus, a really nice, expensive camera. The Powershot was my second and was a very good camera with a terrific lens. My phone now has more mps than that camera did. LOL

Why don't you ask about a second chance at the tour? We were given a personal tour of the rocks and minerals section many, many years ago when my daughter won a national prize for her science project about the rocks in our neighborhood. I wish I'd thought to take photos but I didn't. I'm from the DC area and lived there for many years.