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JohnE Nikon

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"RE: Help deciding..."

JohnE Nikon Registered since 15th Jun 2010
Thu 20-Sep-12 04:38 PM

>>The max shutter speed is more crucial for shooting
>outdoors
>>in bright light with fast glass. I have run into a wall
>when
>>shooting at f2.8 or larger and the shutter speed can only
>go
>>to 1/8000 and I get an over exposed image. I have to
>close my
>>aperture. You will run into this situation more
>frequently
>>when you are limited to 1/4000.
>
>I have shoot in bright day light with my 50mm f/1.2 wide open,
>the trick is to put a neutral density filter to allow slower
>shutter speed.
>
I don't own an ND filter. I really need to put it on my wish list. I have seen some amazing Black and whites where cloud movement adds another element to a picture taken in the day.

I did not want to sound like 1/4000 was a show stopper and especially with an iso of 50 it would not effect my decision much. I was just responding to a post where the assumption was that the faster shutter speed was to stop motion. In my opinion this is irrelevant as 1/2000 and certainly 1/4000 stops any motion I have ever encountered. But I have rarely encountered overexposure with a wide open lens in the daytime.

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