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Last updated: 12 December 2011

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Subject:	iphone apps
Sent:	Saturday, December 10, 2011 20:55:19
From:	Brian King (
I was wondering if you have any preferences as to what app I should use
for the iphone to take pictures through an etx-125?

I was wondering if there is an app to keep the shutter open longer maybe
up to 5 seconds?

Thanks Brian
Mike here: While they don't actually keep the shutter open, there are two apps that I've reviewed on the Accessory Reviews: Software page that "stack" images to create the effect of long duration exposures. Check out "Slow Shutter" and "Slow Shutter Cam". I'm currently working with FiLMic Pro, an iOS video recording app. It allows locking the exposure and focus. Video frames can then be manually stacked on your computer.

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