what is the lowest shutter speed which can be used without a tripod and not blur ?


Status
Not open for further replies.

SzennyBoy

New Member
Mar 3, 2002
690
0
0
46
London, UK
www.zen76903.zen.co.uk
#2
General rule-of-thumb... lowest shutter speed to use for handheld shot should be approximately the reciprocal of your lens focal length.

1/20th for 20mm focal length
1/50th (1/60th or 1/40th) for 50mm focal length
1/100th for 100mm focal length
1/200th for 200mm focal length

Hope this helps! ;)
 

Kit

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2002
11,707
42
48
42
Upper Bukit Timah
Visit site
#3
With a heavy lens, I can go down to about 1/30 and that's about the slowest I can do handheld. I think it also depends on the individual. Some claim they can handhold up to 1 sec.......hahaha;p
 

#4
Originally posted by Kit
With a heavy lens, I can go down to about 1/30 and that's about the slowest I can do handheld. I think it also depends on the individual. Some claim they can handhold up to 1 sec.......hahaha;p
hahahaha. :D

For me, it's also 1/30, up to maybe 105mm or so, with proper bracing/support, maybe I can get away with the same speed on a 200mm.

For my 20mm lens, I've handheld at about 1/15s. Anyway, tripod or not, subject movement also starts to come into play. ;p

Regards
CK
 

howie

New Member
Jan 20, 2002
75
0
0
cool.as
#5
i have tried 1/8 at f2.8 on 28mm on a leica range finder camera. it look sharp. at 1/30 all pic are sharp even on 90mm.
but should use tripod, why take chance? unless no tripod.
 

#6
Originally posted by howie
i have tried 1/8 at f2.8 on 28mm on a leica range finder camera. it look sharp. at 1/30 all pic are sharp even on 90mm.
but should use tripod, why take chance? unless no tripod.
Rangefinders can be hand held at a lower speed without much problems. :)

Tripods are nice, but they are a chore to carry around, especially when travelling. And sometimes, you don't have time to setup a tripod, or you find that there's not enough space in front of you to setup a tripod (like on a narrow walkway with a valley below you).

Regards
CK
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom