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What is a rolling shutter? When do I have to be aware of it?

In answer to another question, Adam Davis writes: Your camera complicates this by using a rolling shutter above a given speed (usually around 1/200. This means that only a portion of the ...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

How is the circular motion blur created in this picture? Is it a result of rear-curtain sync? If so how does one accomplish this? Original image
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Why are objects far away inverted through a lens but not through the viewfinder?

When I look through a lens the image of objects far away are inverted but when looking the the viewfinder on my camera they are not. Why is this? I am having a hard time understanding why objects far ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

I have a Nikon D3300. When I take a photo, it makes one sound than after two seconds, it makes one more sound. This thing irritates me because I can't take photos rapidly and I have to wait for 2-3 ...
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Is a Canon T4i with 75-300mm EF lens sufficient for shooting night time football?

Do I need a different lens to get the faces of the players...some come out dark? I am shooting mostly on sports but sometimes Manual, otherwise photos are good. Not using flash.
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Why is flash sync speed much slower than flash duration?

According to What is flash duration?, flash duration at full power is 1/1000 s for decent flashguns. Presumably, at low power, the duration is even shorter. I understand that film era flashguns didn't ...
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Why does the camera output an image with multi-colors not shown by the naked eye under the projector?

I was shooting in a gallery that used what appears to be a multi-colored projector and had difficulty shooting in that type of scene as the color was not even across the scene. The image shown below ...
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How does shutter speed relate to data capture rate with rolling shutter? Is it related to shutter lag?

I would like to ask question about rolling shutter. I understand that rolling shutter will capture an image row by row. If I have a shutter speed of s-seconds, then does it mean that the camera ...
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Super slow motion with low-end camera [closed]

Bit of a back story. I was told by a friend about 7 years ago that you can achieve a higher recording frame rate from a camera by plugging it directly into your computer and streaming it into ...
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Is HSS open or closed loop? Does it work in complete darkness?

Some cameras and flashes have support for high-speed-sync for using flash with such high shutter speeds that the shutter is never fully open at the same time in all locations across the sensor area. ...
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Why am I getting black areas at the edge of my film exposures?

I'm using an analog camera, Olympus OM-1. Lately I've been developing my roll, and found some weird dark area along the surface of the film. This dark-area-thingy only appear during outdoor and sunny ...