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    Question Best shutter speed under Fluorescent ambient?

    In Singapore the electric is 50Hz. Does it mean that if I shoot at shutter speed 1/50, I'll get the green color cast of the Fluorescent light? So if I want to eliminate this, which shutter speed is the best, 1/100 or 1/125 or...?

    I read an article on strobist.blogspot.com saying that one should use a green gel on his flash to balance the flash light with the Fluorescent light. Does any bro here practice this?

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    Default Re: Best shutter speed under Fluorescent ambient?

    as long as u shoot under flourescent, u will end up with a green cast if ur awb doesn't handle it well. most of the time, still need to tweak it in pp or in camera.

    if u shoot at high shutter speeds, sure no cast cos too fast for the ambient light to begin with. hahaha. and u might get the flickering of the lights.

    green gel on flash is to balance the light on the subject with the ambient light wb.

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    Default Re: Best shutter speed under Fluorescent ambient?

    A search reveals this:

    Photography with Continuous Fluorescent Lights
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380901
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    Default Re: Best shutter speed under Fluorescent ambient?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    A search reveals this:

    Photography with Continuous Fluorescent Lights
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380901
    Thanks for the link. I read that article before this post. However I'm not shooting using a CFL system but I hope to get advice from the senior here about the problem of shooting under a Fluorescent environment with the Flash on.

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    Default Re: Best shutter speed under Fluorescent ambient?

    Quote Originally Posted by catohcat View Post
    I read an article on strobist.blogspot.com saying that one should use a green gel on his flash to balance the flash light with the Fluorescent light. Does any bro here practice this?
    Yea, used to! Till i lost my gels

    It helps a lot imho

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