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    y is pic taken with flash looks sharper than w/o flash

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    Probably because when you shoot with a flash,the camera switches to a smaller aperture, thus increasing DOF. Plus the faster shutter speed of course.
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    Default Re: Noob question

    Does shutter speed matters when using flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Does shutter speed matters when using flash?
    Flash helps to increase shutter speed, thus helping freeze motion.
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    Default Re: Noob question

    Can I use slow shutter speed and use a flash to freeze motion?

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    Yes you may, but I can't say 'YES' with any certainty... It all depends on the ambient light, and so on.
    If the ambient light is sufficient, you will still capture some movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Can I use slow shutter speed and use a flash to freeze motion?
    Well yes, it's called rear curtain sync. But that's used more for fill flash or for "special effect" shots.
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    Default Re: Noob question

    I did a little test today. Shutter speed of 1/30 and 1/250 second with flash will freeze the blades of the fan.

    As such I think shutter speed have little impact when using flash unless ambient light is bright.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong.




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