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Old Jan 14, 2011, 5:22 PM   #31
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Sarah, what should the minimum shutter speed be set at? Mine was at 1/4 and i didn't know about it.
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Personally, I think that is too slow. I prefer the bottom of the shop to be a 1/13th or a 1/15th to insure image quality.

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'bottom of the shop'? I thought it was too slow too. i take it 1/13th is 1/300 1/1500? Thanks Sarah.
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By "bottom of the shop" I wanted to convey that 1/13th or 1/15th of a second is as slow as I would want to set my camera. I think that 1/4 of a second is far too slow. !/300th or 1/500th are entirely different and much much shorter durations, time-wise.

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Thanks Sarah, didn't know i could change shutter speed in P mode and jsut found it so i guess it has always been at 1/4. I have changed it now.Thanks.
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But what if the light is low? Those dog shots I took the other day were at 1/4 and slower. If the subject is still, isn't it going to be preferable to keep the ISO low and the shutter slow?
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My rule of thumb is this: if you must go below 1/15th on the shutter speed, hand holding is no longer an option, you have to pull out the tripod to insure image quality.

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My rule of thumb is this: if you must go below 1/15th on the shutter speed, hand holding is no longer an option, you have to pull out the tripod to insure image quality.
OK Sarah, I agree - for the dog shots I just held the camera against bits of furniture, walls, etc., for support. But would that be a reason to limit the setting on the camera?
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I am just relating what is my personal preference and workflow. When the shutter speed is less than 1/15th, I know that I get much better shots using my tripod, so I do.

There is no firm rule involved, I was just attempting to share my personal preference, and how I do it, as a way of helping others.

You may do whatever pleases you, although you might also see a visual decrease in image quality.

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