Questions tagged [shutter-speed]

The shutter speed is a measure of how long how film or sensor is exposed to light, due to the shutter being opened and closed. This is usually measured in seconds, or fractions of a second. Longer shutter speeds allow more light to onto the film or sensor and allow more subject movement.

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How to test if the shutter of a canonet ql-17 is still working?

I want to get in to analog photography and want to check if my dads old canon still works, especially if the shutter is still in working order (as that model seems to suffer from sticky shutter blades)...
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Does doubling the ISO reduce the shutter speed in half? [duplicate]

Simple question really. When you double the ISO does it mean your shutter speed needs to be half of the original value to have the same brightness in the image?
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Is there any reason to change the ISO manually?

Here's my understanding so far. When taking a photo with a digital camera, there are some tradeoffs: Aperture size: bigger aperture lets in more light, smaller aperture means less blurring in space. ...
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Lumix GX8: How set long shutterspeed on electronic shutter?

The camera allows me only 1" when electronic shutter speed is on. Need 24" for stars, but that's possible only in mechanical shutter mode. Would like to avoid shaking. Is there any workaround ? ...
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Changing the camera ISO , Aperture, Shutter Speed with Android

I have a smartphone with Android 8.0. I need control over : ISO Aperture Shutter speed Could you please suggest the way to go forward? I do not know how to change any of them? I am using an ...
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What does the ISO setting for mechanical 35mm film cameras actually do?

I am wondering if the ISO setting affects the aperture or does it just makes some shutter speeds unavailable to be used? Edit: I have a Konica Autoreflex T with a broken light meter.
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Bracketing seems to have no effect (Canon T6s)

I am editing photos of the total solar eclipse 2019. I configured my Canon Rebel T6s to aperture priority and fixed ISO 100. I used bracketing +/-2/3. However, some pictures have identical shutter ...
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What's the reason for the different P-mode shutter speeds between the electronic and the mechanical shutter on the Olympus M10 ii?

When I use the P mode on my M10 Mark ii, the shutter speed seems to default to around 1/125 when using the mechanical shutter and to a much lower 1/30 when using the electronic shutter? Might there ...
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Shutter Speed from the Exif ShutterSpeedValue

Extracting Exif data from my photo (using python) among the other values I have: 'ShutterSpeedValue': (8643856, 1000000), 'ApertureValue': (1695994, 1000000) After some research, I found that the ...
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Astrophotography-what wrong I am doing here?

I am beginner in photography.I clicked this photo in RAW, f3.5, ISO1000, S15", Manual focus without tripod.Lens: Nikon AF-P 18-55mm. I think it is out of focus. I varied ISO from 1000-2500. Shutter ...
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Shutter speed -vs- effective image stabilisation

I have a Canon 5d full frame with a mixture of Canon, Sigma and Tamron lenses. Is there a stage when the image stabilisation system becomes ineffective because the shutter speed used is faster than ...
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What causes neon sign light to smudge like this?

In person, the sign is pure white. This was taken with my iPhone X. Is it the camera shutter speed?
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What is the possible optimal range for shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings in product photography setting on white background?

I have an e-commerce store where I have to take product photography on a white background and I want to actually have a "standard" set-up for this. I know there is no one right answer to this because ...
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At what shutter speeds is mirror lock-up worthwhile?

Exposition I know what mirror lock-up is and what it's good for, but I'm curious about the range of shutter speeds where it provides a real benefit. A little background I use a nice, sturdy tripod ...
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Milky way photography without startrails [duplicate]

I am from sri lanka. I want to photograph milky way. Canon 750D EFS 18-135 lens I know that i should increase aperture & increase iso. What should be the shutter speed for this camera to ...
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Why is my Nikon camera limited to ¹⁄₂₀₀th shutter speed even though I'm not using a flash?

The maximum shutter speed I'm able to set my D600 to is 200. Can someone help me figure out why? I am NOT using a flash attachment so I'm not sure what the probem is.
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Is it possible to make the shutter speed slower than 30 seconds on the Canon 4000D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 4000D and I would like to take some long exposure photography. It only allows shutter speeds up to 30 seconds and I would prefer to have the ability to take shots that are exposed for 1 ...
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How can I get a high shutter speed and correct exposure when taking photos of horses in an indoor arena?

So I do a lot of inside photos. The problem that I'm having is a need a fast shutter speed without a flash. Like horses inside an arena. I can't have a flash but I need to take still photos. But the ...
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How do I compensate for lack of minimum shutter speed when in Av mode with the Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)?

I'm fairly new to photography, and I own a Canon Rebel T6i. Besides manual mode I've learned about Tv and Av modes, which to be honest I really liked, mainly when I'm shooting on events with changing ...
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How does camera weight impact usable shutter speed?

I recently upgraded from a 350d to a 5d mark ii One thing I noticed is that I seem to be able to use slower shutter speeds with the bigger camera. (On the order of decently sharp pictures at 1/20 ...
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Why does Shutter Speed go below the Minimum Shutter Speed when speedlight is on in Aperture Mode on my Nikon camera?

Nikon D7200 Aperture Priority Mode. Auto ISO set at 6400 max. Minimum Shutter set at 1/125. Flash: Godox V860IIN. Shutter works well when the flash is off and when the built in camera is on, but ...
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How is it possible to have shallow depth of field in very bright conditions?

When setting the aperture at f1.8 you are for sure going to overexpose the image. When I'm out at the beach I set my GH5 at f1.8 with the shutter speed 1/8000 and my iso at 200, but I still get an ...
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Creating a synthetic image from an original image with a given shutter speed

I have an original jpeg image captured by a camera. I want to change the photo to another image so that the new image resembles the one which would have been taken with a camera with a different ...
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Can´t control shutter speed/aperture values in P mode, half clicking the shutter

When I half click the shutter on a Canon XSi/450D in program mode to setup shutter speed and aperture, theese values will show up in the topmost two boxes in the interface (starting from yesterday): ...
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Why does the Canon SX60 HS restrict ISO to 100 with exposure times longer than 1.3 seconds?

After trying unsuccessfully to take pictures by night with my Canon SX60 HS, I noticed that I could not set the ISO to more than 100 with long exposure (> 1.3"). This behavior is well explained in ...
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How to capture rays of light in a photograph using a DSLR camera [duplicate]

I'm using Nikon D750 DSLR camera. How can I capture the rays of light as represented in these two black and white photographs? I mean in terms of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and filter use. by ...
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Reasonable setup for ultra long exposure for this kind of photo using Nikon D750

I'm using Nikon D750, and intend to take a ultra long exposure picture such as this (by Michael Kenna). What's is the reasonable shutter speed and aperture for that? If I use shutter speed 2 hr what ...
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Canon f-1 shutter and mirror jammed when speed is below 60

i recently have bought a canon f-1 from a thrift shop where it was exposed to dust and sun. the shutter mechanism works correctly (it is not jammed, but i don't know if it has the correct speed or not)...
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Portrait photography [duplicate]

Is there any advice for shooting portrait in dark room, using only lamps. I am little bit confused with iso,aperture and shutter speed because i photographing with analog film.
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Shutter speed calibration

Is there a way to determine a camera's actual shutter speed? If the shutter speed is a bit off is it possible to calibrate your camera's shutter on your own? I own a nikon fm2 film camera.
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Max shutter speed with flash in manual mode [duplicate]

I'm using canon 700d. I'm trying to shoot some shots water drops with flash.But When I turn on flash in Manual mode I'm restricted to max shutter speed of 1/200. Is that the way it was or did I messed ...
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What is the cause of this speed-dependent distortion? [duplicate]

I took this shot using a Sony Xperia SP with OpenCamera, here are some details: Exposure: 1/800 ISO: 50 Aperture: f/2.4 focal length: 3.0 The photo was taken out of a train, at around 160km/h, the ...
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Why did the shutter speed increase when I raised ISO and lowered exposure compensation in Aperture Priority mode?

I have a Sony A6000 camera and I am studying photography. I was experimenting with ISO and exposure compensation while in Aperture Priority mode and encountered this situation: I set the aperture to ...
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How do I manually rectify the actual shutter speed of old film camera

The camera in question is an old Konica TC Autoreflex. Any shutter speed faster than 1/60 is off by about 2 stops, and gets progressively worse the faster the shutter speed (the fastest is 1/1000). I ...
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How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization?

How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization? I have had the FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS for about two years now. I am very happy ...
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Two pictures, equal exposure and one is brighter

I took two pictures, both of them have equal exposure, I changed the shutter speed and aperture. One is brighter than the other. Is that normal? If not what do I do to make the two pictures look a ...
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Why use ISO instead of Aperture and Shutter speed? [duplicate]

I am a beginner in photography and I don't have the right understanding for some things. As I understand, with the ISO the camera is more or less sensitive light, with a darker image, a higher ISO (...
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If I have two ND filters both strong enough to get smooth blur in the way I want, is there a reason to pick one over the other?

If I have two neutral density filters (e.g. 5 & 10 stop) and the effect I'm after can be achieved with either (blurring of water/clouds) with differing exposure times using either, is there any ...
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Bluish hue on the edge of the photo

I really do not know what and how this happened to my Panasonic Lumix FZ40 after using it for about 4 years (still not intelligible enough on using it), and I do not know the right term for it to be ...
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How much longer can my shutter speed be for a given focal length with OIS on a Fujifilm X-series camera?

I have the XF 50-140mm and the XF 100-400mm zooms for Fujifilm X-T2. I heard for crop sensors to use the 1/(2× focal lenth) rule rather the 1/(1× focal length) for full frame. So, without OIS on a ...
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Recommended shutter speed for action sports?

What shutter speed do professional sports photographers typically use for action sports like football and basketball?
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Olympus Pen EES-2: Can the ASA move?

I have recently acquired an Olympus Pen EES-2 from my grandmother. I am new to photography in general and would like to ask about the camera itself. Attached here is the sample photo of the EES-2 ...
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why is 1/60 to 1/125 is full stop or halving the abount of light? [duplicate]

the halving of 1/60 is 1/120 then why is that standard 1/125 for a full stop? is 1/125 really cutting the amount in half? Thanks
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Why isn't my Nikon D3400 freezing motion even with the shutter set to ¹⁄₄₀₀₀th of a second in View Finder Mode?

I got a Nikon 3400 in May. While shooting some water droplets I noticed the droplets contain motion blur even at the highest shutter speed settings. So I tried to verify this by clicking a pic of the ...
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When to use high iso and a short shutter time and vice versa? [duplicate]

In what situations you can use a high iso value and a short shutter time, or use a low iso value and a long shutter time? What will be the difference between two pictures of exactly the same scene, ...
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Why do moving objects in photos appear blurry?

When taking a photo on most cameras, if you take a picture of a moving object, the object appears blurry. Why does this happen exactly?
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Tactics to avoid motion blur in low light conditions

I shoot stationary subjects that are subject to motion (like a standing person that might move vs a perfectly still landscape) with my camera hand held. Normally I try and stay at 1/200 or faster when ...
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How does the position of my camera affect how the shutter performs?

I have a Speed Graphic Pacemaker. I suppose that everything works fine, except for the focal plane shutter at the back. All the speeds seem to be accurate when the camera is sitting normally, but when ...
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How can I set a fast shutter speed and not have a dark image?

I am currently using a Canon PowerShot SX20 IS camera. I would like to do a bird photo essay. When I set my shutter speed really fast, the photo turns super dark. So like anyone else I used my flash ...
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Why is my image too bright when I take a 5 second exposure outdoors?

I've never had this problem with my Canon Rebel T6i, but when I am on the Tv setting and changing it to let's say 5 seconds, when I try to take a picture outside it is way too light. When I did this ...