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Apr 24, 2011 13:23 |  #5221

one shot from today ...

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Apr 24, 2011 13:25 |  #5222

Would you say you generally shoot 1/60th of a second or more? People say that faster shutter speeds can mitigate camera shake, but I'm not sure what the formula is. And where's rafa been hiding? :)


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Apr 24, 2011 13:34 as a reply to  @ post 12283795 |  #5223

I have the 28-135 kit lens from my 50D on the T2I now. I think it will stay there!


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Apr 24, 2011 13:35 |  #5224

AnnieBananie wrote in post #12283486 (external link)
And the same to you and yours.

What's happening with you these days?

Not much. I've been laying low getting finals out of the way. Here I am at nearly 32, and am just about to finish my degree. I went back to school about 3 years ago after having decided it was an important thing to do.

Here are a couple I took yesterday for fun while playing with the flash.

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Apr 24, 2011 13:36 |  #5225

matt ... you should have 1 / focal length as shutterspeed. e.g. 1/(50x1.6) (on a 550d) = 1/80 sec when using a 50mm lens ...


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Apr 24, 2011 13:37 |  #5226

Locke30 wrote in post #12283837 (external link)
Would you say you generally shoot 1/60th of a second or more? People say that faster shutter speeds can mitigate camera shake, but I'm not sure what the formula is. And where's rafa been hiding? :)

I honestly don't know what shutter speed I shoot at. I generally just set my camera at ISO 200 (used to use 100, but like this better as a rule), with f/5.6 and whatever the camera decides to use as a shutter speed. But I'm not using a macro lens either, so I don't know if the shutter speed has a different effect on that type of lens. I'm using my 55-250mm even for my macro shots (and a lot of cropping). I also find that with this lens, using manual focus seems to make a huge difference in getting better shots.

Here's the exif on that rose I posted before, if it's any help to you:

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Lens: EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Image Date: 2011-04-24 10:24:18 -0400
Focal Length: 163.0mm
Focus Distance: 1.39m
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
ISO equiv: 200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: Adobe RGB (1998)
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Photographer: Anne Rodkin
Copyright: 2011 Anne Rodkin

As for Rafa, he's buried himself in his work, and is trying to do what he needs to do. I think he's afraid that if he comes here and posts, he won't get any real work done. I know I'm missing him though, as I'm sure everyone else is too.


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Apr 24, 2011 13:37 as a reply to  @ post 12280472 |  #5227

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Apr 24, 2011 13:40 |  #5228

konfuzd1 wrote in post #12283880 (external link)
I have the 28-135 kit lens from my 50D on the T2I now. I think it will stay there!

Very nice!!

hmmmmmm..... given that I live in the state of confusion, maybe I should have your screen name? :lol:

wolfy317 wrote in post #12283882 (external link)
Not much. I've been laying low getting finals out of the way. Here I am at nearly 32, and am just about to finish my degree. I went back to school about 3 years ago after having decided it was an important thing to do.

Here are a couple I took yesterday for fun while playing with the flash.

Beautiful shots my friend. And congratulations on that upcoming degree. It is important, and it's never too late to learn.


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Apr 24, 2011 13:46 |  #5229

Well 1/125th seems fast enough to avoid camera shake. I'm taking a class so I'll probably just ask the professor. Decisions, decisions. Thanks!


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Apr 24, 2011 13:47 |  #5230

Locke30 wrote in post #12283837 (external link)
Would you say you generally shoot 1/60th of a second or more? People say that faster shutter speeds can mitigate camera shake, but I'm not sure what the formula is. And where's rafa been hiding? :)

At the bare minimum I won't hand hold shots slower than 1/(focal length). If I'm sitting or standing still and can lean against something I may go a little slower, but if I'm walking around or taking shots of the kids or something I try to keep it at 1/500 or faster.

I'll have to find the article I recently read, but there were some tests done that showed that visible camera shake can sometimes be detected in shutter speeds up to 1/1000.

So for me I just use a tripod almost any time I can, and if I can't I'll boost ISO as necessary to keep my shutter close to or faster than 1/500 if at all possible, even if I'm shooting at something like 50 or 70mm.


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Apr 24, 2011 13:51 |  #5231

Maybe this is why I don't have a lot of keepers. :)


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Apr 24, 2011 13:57 |  #5232

Locke30 wrote in post #12283966 (external link)
Maybe this is why I don't have a lot of keepers. :)

I've noticed it a lot when inspecting some of my older photos. They usually look pretty good when you're viewing the whole image on a computer monitor, but start cropping or zooming in and the edges are visibly soft. I was even seeing that when shooting at just 28mm and using 1/60 shutter speeds. Sure, part of it may have been due to poor technique, but I just started treating my tripod as a near permanent fixture for the camera or made a conscious effort to watch shutter speeds and raise the ISO a stop or two and saw immediate results. The way I see it I'd much rather kill a little noise in post than throw away an otherwise good shot because of a little camera shake.


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Apr 24, 2011 14:01 |  #5233

Locke30 wrote in post #12283966 (external link)
Maybe this is why I don't have a lot of keepers. :)

Funny. I don't either!! You don't want to know how many shots I toss out in a day. Makes me glad I'm not having to pay for film and developing. :lol:

What I have noticed though, is as time goes on, I find it much easier to toss shots that aren't exactly as I want them to be, or that I know I can fix easily in photoshop or lightroom. I think that's the hardest lesson to learn, and it sometimes kills me to toss out shots that would have been my shot of the day, "if only." But I do it. Well, most of the time at least.


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Apr 24, 2011 14:05 |  #5234

So is IS kind of a gimmic then? or a tool for the lazy? Because on a tripod you turn off the IS, right?


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Apr 24, 2011 14:12 |  #5235

Locke30 wrote in post #12284029 (external link)
So is IS kind of a gimmic then? or a tool for the lazy? Because on a tripod you turn off the IS, right?

No, it isn't a gimmick and it really will let you gain about a stop. But some of the claims manufacturers make about 2+ stops are a bit much.

What IS can do well is save a borderline shot. If you're shooting at 200mm and trying to use a 1/200 shutter speed without IS there's a good chance the image isn't going to be quite tack sharp. But with IS on it may stabilize the image just enough that you can get away with it. But it isn't going to magically let you shoot at 1/50 at 200mm. I think the trap some people fall into is thinking turning IS on means they can just fire away without thinking about how steady you're holding the camera or pay much attention to shutter speed. It will help, but it won't work miracles!


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