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Thread: 300D, how to increase shutter speed >1/60s if using flash?

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    Default 300D, how to increase shutter speed >1/60s if using flash?

    Hi there, is it possible to increase faster shutter speed in 300D if shooting with 420EX flash?

    If using flash, usually I select p-mode and it locks at 1/60s. If I select Av-mode, it act as slow-sync which slower than 1/60s. I notice most of my images still suffer cam-shake problem. If I increase ISO 400 above, it suffer noise problem

    Is it common for a starter?
    Any advise to shoot better image quality photos?

    Thanks in advance.
    Canon 40D|17-55 f/2.8 IS|100 f/2.8 Macro|135 f/2L|300 f/4L IS|430ex|BG-E2

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    Use shutter priority mode instead then.

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    If I am not wrong, 420EX support high-speed sync that can go up to 1/4000 sec.

    In Av mode, enable this feature in your 420EX. You should be able to use above 1/60.

    In P mode, I dun think it is possible to overite 1/60.

    ISO400 should give you a reasonable photo. No problem with noise issue for 300D unless you are fuzzy about it. In fact it is highly recomend that you use iso 400 for indoor shoot.

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    I use a Metz flash, but when doing flash photography, I'm always in manual mode for the camera. I then set Auto for my flash, but I think eTTL should work fine as well.

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    Switch on your FP flash mode on the 420Ex

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    and also use your manual shooting mode

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    Try not to Use P /auto mode anymore.

    for Av: Set it to some value first, say 2.8, choose estimate ISO needed, 100-200?, meter the object, if the shutter is too low, say below 1/focal length, then increase ISO. for 300D, 'max usable' ISO is around 800. F2.8 is already very wide, so with F2.8 + ISO800, and if u still get a very slow shutter speed, I think your subject is....?? taking stars?! Use a tripod/maual mode instead.

    for daylight, i'm sure there's no prob for your lens, u might even need to set the flash to high-speed sync(which i think the 420EX might not be capable of). Else the max shutter speed allowed to flash photos is 1/200.

    For myself, I use 300D and 550EX, facing another kind of prob,
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=97894

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    hi all, Thanks for your quick feedback.

    Please refer to the sample as my problem mentioned above.
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...d=1#post941135

    Is it clearly show that, it suffer cam-shake problem on top of noise issue even at ISO 400?

    Thanks for all helps
    Last edited by ST_sg; 16th November 2004 at 05:49 PM.
    Canon 40D|17-55 f/2.8 IS|100 f/2.8 Macro|135 f/2L|300 f/4L IS|430ex|BG-E2

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