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Why do they use 1/250 sync speeds?

devind

Everett, US
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devind Registered since 08th Jan 2006
Mon 09-Jan-06 01:46 AM

I've searched the forums but with no answer to my question. My question isn't about sync speeds or stopping motion blur. I'm knowledgeable about that. I also have no reason to need a higher sync speed than 1/250 myself but I'm still curious as to why the high end cameras (D2x, D2h,1DMKII, 1DsMKII etc)use mechanical shutters instead of electronic ones. If that's the case. Something about the design is keeping them from being able to use a faster sync speed. But what is it? I'm assuming it has something to do with the sensors performance and not cost. Although, I'm not sure. Is there anyone who understands this so that I too, might understand.

Thanks,

Devin Dahlgren
www.glacierpeakphoto.com

Devin Dahlgren
www.glacierpeakphoto.com

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