>>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.
"Cameras and lenses are simply tools to place our unique vision on film. Concentrate on equipment and you'll take technically good photographs. Concentrate on seeing the light's magic colors and your images will stir the soul." Jack Dykinga