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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Why can't HSS mode be automatically turned on for shutter speeds faster than the max speed sync?

When you have a flash system attached to your camera, you cannot shoot faster than your maximum speed sync (which usually is 1/200s or 1/250s in most models). If you need to go faster, then you have ...
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Slow shutter speed and image sharpness

I'm new to photography, I hope I won't misuse any terms here. Let say I shoot a still subject like a product on a tripod with controlled lighting. Let say I have little light and so I use a slow ...
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How come if I rase my shutter speed above 200 I get a black screen on the side? [duplicate]

The photo I attached, you see the black screen on the bottom of the photo. This is when I shot the photo at shutter speed 320. I used two profoto d1 500s to take this photo. Aperture at 5.6 and iso at ...
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High shutter speed VS ND filter

I wonder, when you have too much light for example in snowy conditions, you can reduce the amount of light by using ND filter or High shutter speed. For videos it's obvious that shutter speed should ...
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Does a DSLR lens have a shutter speed?

I was analysing the combination of a Nikon D5600 and AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20MM F/4.5-5.6G VR, mainly for Northern lights photo purpose. The Nikkor lens which I am analysing is not a fast lens so I will ...
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How to coax 8-sec shutter on aperture prio film cam?

Camera: Yashica Electro 35 cc Hi guys! Multiple records about my camera model indicate that it has a shutter speed range of 1/250 to 8sec. However, I recently tried to photograph an orange streelit ...
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Why are my photo's not so sharp even when using a tripod?

I took the following photos yesterday to capture the shades of sunset skies. However, I am utterly disappointed with the sharpness of the overall pictures (areas in shadows particularly very soft) and ...
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Is there any way to increase the limit of exposure time on a Canon EOS M50?

I would be interested in using my Canon EOS M50 for astrophotography, however I would like to take longer exposures than the 30 second limit. Is there any way to increase this limit beyond 30 seconds ...
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Would there be a noticeable difference between long exposure and brighter light?

If I take one photo with long exposure and dimmer lights (e.g. constant lighting) and then another photo with short exposure but lights brighter to the level enough to compensate for the shorter ...
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Underexposure problem

I have a low level consumer dslr (Nikon D3400) and recently was trying to capture a bird flying in my backyard. It was around noon, bright sunny day. I was using a telephoto lens at 200mm to try to ...
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Why did early photographs need such long exposure times?

I recently read on Wikipedia (can also be found on other sources) that the first photographs/cameras needed exposure times of several images, sometimes up to hours. e.g. The caption for this image: ...
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Panasonic FZ1000: Flash FP high-speed sync oddities, 1/16000s mechanical shutter?

Because the Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 uses a leaf shutter, there is no maximum sync speed; the flash can be used throughout the entire range of mechanical shutter speeds, as high as 1/4000s (1/3200s ...
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Shutter sync issue with Godox X2T-N and Nikon D5100

I just purchased a Godox X2T-N transmitter for my Nikon D5100, along with a Godox TT600 speedlite. Playing with it I noticed pictures were cut in half horizontally, the upper part being more ...
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Time difference between Auto Mode and Other modes

I'm a super newbie to photography. I would like some clarification on the following: I am shooting an image in Auto mode. There is no shutter lag at all and the picture looks good. The settings are: ...
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Why am I getting half black photos when using shutter speed faster than 1/250? (No flash)

When attempting to take photos in manual mode, if I use a shutter speed faster than 1/250 I get half black photos. Body: Canon 6D Mark ii Lens: Canon EF 50mm 1.8 It's also worth noting that i'm not ...
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How do Polaroid cameras determine the shutter speed and how can I manipulate this?

I am a bit confused about the shutter speed in some Polaroid cameras. Precisely, I have these models: polaroid Impulse (old) polaroid One Step 2 (new) I often read that polaroid cameras have a ...
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Generate a sequence of exposure time options mathematically [duplicate]

Is there a way to generate a sequence of usual/standard exposure time options mathematically? Something like 1/5000, 1/2500, 1/1500, 1/1000...1/500, 1/250/ 1/125...1/60...1/30...1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3,...
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Why can't I shoot with a fast shutter speed with my continuous light at max power?

I would like to ensure a sharp focus of my object when shooting overhead (both object and background in focus). However, when shooting in manual at f/8.0 and ISO100 my shutter speed has to be 1/4 for ...
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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

The relation that allows us to set the aperture or to choose the distance to take a photo with correct brightness while using a manual flash is this one: Guide number = f-number × distance, For a ...
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What are the practical differences between the exposure settings my camera picked for me in auto mode and my own choices?

I were using Fujifilm x-t20 and I took two photos: one with 'Auto' switch on and the other with 'Auto' switch off. I compare the two and I cannot find noticeable difference. and the settings Here ...
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What are the physical limits that determine a camera's flash sync speed?

We know that Flash Synchronization Time represents the shortest time we can use with active flash in order to avoid the formation of a black stripe in our photos. So, it is very good if it is quite ...
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How to test if the shutter of a Canonet QL-17 is still working?

I want to get into analog photography and want to check if my dad's 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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What is the best shutter speed to use with a speedlight on my camera?

I am new to flash photography. I'm shooting a 6D and 580EX II. What is the best shutter to use for general portraits indoors and outdoors? What shutter speed should I not go above?
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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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