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Mar 05, 2009 20:28 |  #1

Why wouldn't 1/1600 of a second be fast enough to completely stop the movement of the ball? What speed will??????

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Mar 05, 2009 20:36 |  #2

I don't know, but that's a nice shot


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Mar 06, 2009 05:40 as a reply to  @ JeffCanon's post |  #3

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I don't think the shot is bad, but I am not sure I like the horizontal framing on it.

You can either crop the photo, or, if you have CS4, use content aware scaling to change the aspect ratio of the photo, so that the empty space on either side disappears, and it is a vertically framed shot..

Maybe that's why you don't like it either, your eye is seeing this akward framing.....


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Mar 06, 2009 09:51 |  #4

TheShooterMIssouri wrote in post #7463947 (external link)
Why wouldn't 1/1600 of a second be fast enough to completely stop the movement of the ball? What speed will??????

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That is a good question, hopefully someone will be able to answer. I have seen some with the ball much clearer and seem to be standing still. Maybe a aperture/iso setting needed? I am interested as well.


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Mar 06, 2009 12:34 |  #5

Simple, the ball's moving faster. I have a few shots at 1/3200 with the ball not completely frozen.


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Mar 06, 2009 12:57 |  #6

Great shot


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Mar 06, 2009 13:16 |  #7

If the ball was falling at 60mph, the ball would still be move over half an inch given 1/1600 of a second.


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Mar 06, 2009 14:27 |  #8

TheShooterMIssouri wrote in post #7463947 (external link)
Why wouldn't 1/1600 of a second be fast enough to completely stop the movement of the ball? What speed will?

Unless an object is stationary it will always move some regardless of shutter speed. The question really is when does it become such a small amount you can't detect it. This depends on a couple of factors. How fast the object is moving and in what direction.

Objects moving directly toward or away from you are much less noticable. The more the motion is paralell to the face of your lens the more noticable it will be.

Adam's summary is a good one. Even at 1/8000 the same ball moving 60mph will cover .132 inches which could still be noticed if the shot was tight enough and the ball was moving drectly paralell to the face of the lens.

If you want to play around with different scenarios here is the math.

speed (MPH) * 5280 / 3600 / shutter speed * 12 = Inches of movement during shutter actuation. (For shutter speed, use the big number only. Ex 1/1600 use 1600)

Another example. If you were taking a picture of a MLB fastball as it flys past your lens between the pitcher and the plate and the ball is traveling 100mph and for your work you decide 1/16" is all the motion you can tolerate viewing you would need a shutter speed of 1/28,160.


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Mar 06, 2009 14:44 |  #9

Go as fast as you can go. Here's an example of 1/6000 sec. (I've done 1/2000 sec with decent results)

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Mar 06, 2009 19:09 |  #10

damn Adam i was trying to figure that out had both shoes off




  
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Mar 06, 2009 21:17 |  #11

i think movement in the ball is good. the ball is obviously not stationary during the game so why would anyone want to see the ball stationary in a photo? seems like a silly idea to me but as mentioned above, the ball is simply moving faster than the shutter speed.


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Mar 07, 2009 00:25 |  #12

I've often noticed that the ball distorts more than blurs. I finally figured out that the slit between the two curtains travels past the image of the ball as it moves across the focal plane, and there's not enough motion to show a blur, but enough to show distortion. Either that or the local 10-year-olds are throwing some sort of funky pitch that defies the laws of physics. ;)


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