Asked by Ador Pamintuan — 16 Mar 2011 Answered
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Kishore Jothady said:
A golden rule we old timers used to follow was use the reverse of the focal length of lens in use to arrive at the slowest possible shutter speed you can safely use for hand held shots. for example for a 50mm lens it would be 1/50th of a second, for a 200mm lens it would be 1/200th second. I think it should hold good for present day digital cameras also. The image stabilizers some of the digital cameras/lenses offer may allow you to use even one or two stops slower shutter speeds. Finally, it all depends how steady is your hand.
2 years, 12 months ago
Ador Pamintuan said:
If the digital camera has a cropped sensor such as APS-C size, will the crop factor, say 1.5 or 1.6 be multiplied by the focal length? 1/50 x 1.6 or 1/80?
Ido Gershoni said:
Did you try checking in the camrea's manual? in mine (Pentax k-7) it's recomended 1.5 of the focal length. For example 1/75 for 50mm.
2 years, 11 months ago
Thank you Ido. Mine is 1.6.
Dan Richards(deleted) said:
Thanks to the meds I am on, for pain and other reasons, I can hold a 300mm on 1/60. Which is great for someone with a history of tremors and always had to use a tripod.
2 years, 9 months ago
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