|12th of March 2002 (Tue)||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2002
Digital to check for slow shutter speed shooting?
I would like to shoot pictures using a slow shutter speed (with intentional blurring of my subject). However, there is a fine line between too much blur and not enough when you shoot this way. Instead of shooting a ton of bracketed exposures on slide film (and hope something looks good), I would like use a digital camera to preview the effects before shooting on my film based camera. This would enable me to get my settings close to the final product.
Has anyone used digital for this application? If the image looks good in the LCD of a digital, can I confidently use the same shutter speed setting for my film based camera and expect the same (or nearly so) results?
I would prefer to use the digital instead of a Polaroid back for my Canon EOS-1. The digital would be cheaper and could be used for many purposes.
Please tell me your thoughts on this.
|19th of March 2002 (Tue)||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2002
Re: Digital to check for slow shutter speed shooting?
I would like to shoot pictures using a slow shutter speed (with intentional blurring of my subject).
Yes you can use a digital to test shutter speed blur.
You might have a problem though.
Most digitals except those with interchangeable lenses seem to have less F stops than film camera lenses.
Most seem to stop at around F8. If you are using very slow shutter speeds you will probably need F16 or smaller apertures. You will likely find that the digital doesn't have these small apertures.
And who can afford to buy a D30 just to check shutter speeds for a film camera ?
I did use a D30 for this purpose but only to pass the results on to my students and to give them a quick preview of what they could expect with their film cameras.
Have fun anyway. You'll learn quick enough what shutter speed range to use.
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