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Should I use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting?

It depends on what you mean by "highest". If you have enough light, then the first thing you should do is to reduce the ISO setting to the minimum, so that you can get as much light as possible on ...
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Should I use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting?

No. If you have a faster shutter speed, you must be either increasing the aperture or the ISO to compensate. Both of those have effects on your photos, which may or may not be what you want: for ...
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Why is my Canon DSLR's shutter speed slower than what I've set in Tv mode?

I bet you have enabled safety shift mode, an option which overrides your setting in Tv and Av modes if the result, in combination with ISO and the automatically adjusted parameter, would be severely ...
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Should I use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting?

You should base your decisions for shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, on your artistic needs, so that you achieve a correct exposure, the amount of bokeh/sharpness you desire, and low noise. See What ...
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Can you adjust Aperture in [Tv] mode on a PowerShot G7 X?

The whole point of Tv mode is that you don't adjust the aperture; the camera meters the scene and calculates the aperture based on the selected shutter speed and ISO setting. If you want to adjust the ...
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Why is my image too bright when I take a 5 second exposure outdoors?

An outdoor shot at 5s should be massively overexposed. Taking the "Sunny 16" rule - at f/16 on a sunny day, your exposure should be 1 / (ISO) seconds - assuming you're at ISO 100, your correct ...
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Should I use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting?

In general, the answer is "no" for the reasons explained in detail in the other answers given. In the typical situation the main focus should be on aperture as Rafael explains. But there are ...
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Should I use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting?

Since we all desire that our image is a winner, we want high acuity. This is an aperture that is (as a rule of thumb) 2 f/stops down from max. Thus the best ISO and shutter speed setting for general ...
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Should I use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting?

Is it a good practice if I always use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting? It is not a good practice always doing the same thing. It is not a recipe. In my humble opinion I rarely think ...
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How to determine the exposure mode used in two photos if they have the same ISO value and the same exposure value?

In addition to shutter or aperture priority with fixed ISO, options include: full auto or program mode a program-shift mode, if the camera has one (from this camera's manual, it does not, but other ...
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Why isn't shutter priority mode automatically adjusting my aperture on my Nikon Coolpix P520?

Page 70 of the manual states: When the subject is too dark or too bright, it may not be possible to obtain the appropriate exposure. In such cases, the shutter speed indicator or aperture value ...
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Why isn't shutter priority mode automatically adjusting my aperture on my Nikon Coolpix P520?

It sounds like you might be selecting a shutter value that is too short (too "fast") for the amount of light in the scene you are photographing, even when the lens is opened to its maximum aperture ...
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How do I compensate for lack of minimum shutter speed when in Av mode with the Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)?

There are a couple of things that I think that you can do: Learn your lowest shutter speed: At 24mm, I would have expected you to be able to hand hold 1/25 and especially 1/60. Now, that might be too ...
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In shutter priority mode, does the camera increase aperture or ISO first?

As far as I can tell (EOS 70D): There is an obvious attempt to maximize aperture before increasing ISO There is a setting to set the allowed auto-ISO range (ISO speed settings in the third menu).
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In shutter priority mode, does the camera increase aperture or ISO first?

With every camera I've used (Canon, Nikon, etc, etc), what it wants first is the minimum/desired ISO you set and the SS you set, while adjusting the aperture. So it is adjusting down to the desired/...
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Do Program and Shutter priority modes work on a Nikon N90s with a Series E lens?

According to the Nikon Camera and Lens Compatibility Chart at Nikonians.org, no, you will not be able to use Program or Shutter-priority modes on your N90s with AI, AI-S, or E-series lenses. Quoting a ...
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Is the AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D lens compatible with my Nikon D5200?

See this link for an answer to almost every lens compatibility question: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/compatibility-lens.htm#dslr So YES, your lens will automatically adjust exposure in PSAM ...
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How does exposure bracketing work in shutter priority mode?

There are up to 4 exposure parameters which can vary. When you fix one or more, the camera can vary any of the other ones. If you end up fixing all 4, then the camera will override one of them and ...
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How does exposure bracketing work in shutter priority mode?

I would expect the camera to alter exposure using the aperture when on shutter priority mode, whether for bracketing, exposure compensation, or just because the lighting changed. If in auto iso mode ...
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