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What's your minimum shutter speed?

King Nothing

Cranbrook, CA
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King Nothing Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2011
Sun 01-Dec-13 09:06 PM

This is something I've been thinking about for a while. In order to get reliably sharp shots handheld I've found that I need to shoot at roughly double the focal length. So for a 50mm lens I need to shoot at 1/100 and for a 85mm lens 1/160 and so on. If I try to shoot slower than that then my keeper rate falls. The part that has me curious is if I'm alone in this or if other people are experiencing the same thing. If I'm the only one then my technique is at fault and there should be something I can do to improve it.

So what's your minimum shutter speed?

PS: I realize that I can use a tripod or a lens with VR. Since tripods aren't always feasible I'm specifically talking about hand holding lenses with no VR.

Chris

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