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Shutters are probably more accurate/reliable now, but more importantly with digital photography you get instant feedback so you can tell right away if there are any exposure problems, you're not going to ruin several rolls of film before you find out. I had a 1DsII that had a shutter which suddenly became unreliable at anything faster than 1/500s, I ...


In most of old cameras (film) people are concerned about shutter speed accuracy at all speeds Shutter speed has a direct bearing on exposure. With digital cameras, you find out more or less immediately if you've dialed in the exposure correctly and you can take steps to compensate. With film, you don't get that feedback with film until hours, days, or ...


The main way you balance out light against your needs for the image is the "exposure triangle" of the three main settings: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. You have to choose your priorities: noise (ISO), depth of field (aperture), or the possibility of blur (shutter speed). Outside of these three settings, however, you do have two other options. You can ...


Quite simply the faster your shutter, the less light you get to the sensor. You have 3 options: lower your shutter speed widen your aperture increase sensor sensitivity (ISO) The point of manual mode is to give you COMPLETE control, but it sounds like you dont yet understand the way exposure works. I would suggest you use P (basically full auto ...


One need not be concerned with precise shutter speed unless the camera is being used for measurement, e.g. length of a streak image, or to avoid illumination flicker in video. The electronic shutter should be quite accurate. However, for certain sensors and shutter speeds, there may be a rolling shutter effect when the whole sensor is not read ...


That would be the 60D's flash sync speed. When you have a flash connected you can not get a shorter shutter speed than that without enabling high speed sync. That is because of the way the shutter works - even at a 1/8000 shutter speed, the shutter "rolls" across the image, taking about 1/250 second. Each individual part is only exposed for your 1/8000 but ...


1/250 is generally the shutterspeed when connected to a flash. Disconnect and your shutterspeed should be changeable up to 1/8000.


When in Aperture mode, keep an eye on the shutter-speed and learn what is acceptable for your lens. When it gets too low, raise the ISO. Depending on your camera, you have options to do that. Most cameras have an Auto ISO mode and a few let you select a minimal shutter-speed. It's not great because that usually depends on the lens (the actual focal-length, ...


Most dSLRS use focal plane shutters with two curtains. The first curtain "opens" the shutter, and the second one "closes" it. The size of the gap between the two shutters determines the shutter speed. The smaller the gap, the faster your shutter speed. When you reach your maximum sync speed (usually around 1/200s, for most cameras), that's the fastest ...

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