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Thread: shutter speed/ focal length rules with flash

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    Default shutter speed/ focal length rules with flash

    Hi all,
    I know there's a rule of thumb of setting a shutter speed of 1/focal length to prevent camera shake.
    I wonder if there is a similar rule if we use flash (in cases of insufficient lighting). Because flash will "freeze" the subject. I also don't want to set too high a shutter speed that will cause the background to be too dark. I wish to capture some ambient lighting as well.
    Anyone can share? Thanks.

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    Use slow -sync flash and a slower shutter speed to capture ambient light

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    Is there a lower limit to the shutter speed that I can use keep the subject sharp? Provided the subject remain quite stationary.

    Eg. Can I still get sharp pic of subject using flash when focal length is 300mm and I use shutter speed of 1/30?

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    Originally posted by juggler
    Eg. Can I still get sharp pic of subject using flash when focal length is 300mm and I use shutter speed of 1/30?
    yes provided the object is very still , ur gears is supported with a stable tripod and use a release shutter cable...

    see my sample shot

    focal length 424 mm (1.6x 265mm)
    Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
    Aperture: 8.0
    ISO: 100
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    try rear syncro flash

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