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    Default shutter speed and iso.

    hi all.
    i'm jus a noob here.
    could somehow explain how to get brighter picture when i use shutter speed that are faster?
    mayb about 1/160? i often get picture that is quite dark. is there something that i can do other
    then increasing my iso or using flash? i think a good example of situation would be night racing?

    my picture often seem to have lots of noise when i set the iso to 1600.

    i m currently using canon 400d.

    thanks.
    regards
    jason.

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    use a faster lens?

    if u gonna shoot at night, its either ISO, flash or aperture. not to mention tripod if u want sharp pics at low shutter speed.

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    Default Re: shutter speed and iso.

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonwithcanon View Post
    hi all.
    i'm jus a noob here.
    could somehow explain how to get brighter picture when i use shutter speed that are faster?
    mayb about 1/160? i often get picture that is quite dark. is there something that i can do other
    then increasing my iso or using flash? i think a good example of situation would be night racing?

    my picture often seem to have lots of noise when i set the iso to 1600.

    i m currently using canon 400d.

    thanks.
    regards
    jason.
    try using a lens with bigger aperture..i.e. f/2.8, f/1.8, f/1.4, f1.2..
    but this is not a sure work method..it really depends on how dark or bright the environment is..and for racing, i think flashing the contestants not really advisable, and may not be allowed in some sports..

    1 alternative is u might want to try panning shots which allows u to use a not so fast shutter speed..and can oso see motion blur of the background which tells that the subject is moving..
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    Default Re: shutter speed and iso.

    Which mode do you shoot in?

    Like what flipfreak said, get a fast lens.
    I shoot film.

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    faster lens will be the answer.. i dun like high ISOs also.. but sometimes can't avoid it.. haha.. (like a lesson learnt recently).. a competition between a dark and underexposed shot vs blurry shot vs noisy shot.. -.-

    faster lens are generally more expensive though.. other than the more affordable primes like 50mm f/1.8..

    if you want to capture some motion.. google / read up on "panning".. will be very useful for your "night races"..

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    Quote Originally Posted by unseenshadows View Post
    Which mode do you shoot in?

    Like what flipfreak said, get a fast lens.
    i normally shoot in TV mode. so that i can choose the shutter speed and my picture will not be blur without tripod.

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    Default Re: shutter speed and iso.

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonwithcanon View Post
    hi all.
    i'm jus a noob here.
    could somehow explain how to get brighter picture when i use shutter speed that are faster?
    mayb about 1/160? i often get picture that is quite dark. is there something that i can do other
    then increasing my iso or using flash? i think a good example of situation would be night racing?

    my picture often seem to have lots of noise when i set the iso to 1600.

    i m currently using canon 400d.

    thanks.
    regards
    jason.
    Try shooting in the daytime. This is how bright it's gonna be for the F1 races. And you'll get much better speeds with a lower ISO setting as well. But note that the shutter speed, ISO and aperture are all interlinked. They affect one another.
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