Canon verses Nikon?? Ques. about shutter speed

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Canon verses Nikon?? Ques. about shutter speed

Postby meantangent » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:10 pm

Just wanted your views, likes and dislikes. Please state your cameras model. I am researching to find out what I want. It is between the two brands.

Also a question. What i a good fast shutter speed. Nothing I hate more when trying to get a clear shot and if there is even a minimal amount movement the picture is blurry. This is the problem I am having with my current digi. It is an Olympus and I am disappointed. I want clear pictures, no blur. Any advice?? What is the dif between 1/4000 and 1/8000 What should I be looking for??

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Postby Kasey » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:52 am

I know what you mean about blurry pics, that's the problem I had with my last camera. I bought the Canon G9 afte some research and recommendation of some pro photographer friends, and I could'nt be happier. I love that camera, and have'nt had any blurry pics yet :D Good luck
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Postby Kendra plus 2 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:11 pm

I just got a Nikon D40 under serious recommendation from tons of people and I'm in love.
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Postby Lindsey » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:37 pm

I have a Canon Rebel XTi and love it!! I'm not a professional or anything but I take a TON of photos of my daughter :D

I am not an expert on shutter speeds but I know this camera is super fast and lets me get shots I wasn't able to get with my previous point and shoot cameras.

This is the camera body I have (I purchased a kit w/lens)
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/contr ... elid=14256
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Postby LaurensMom » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:53 pm

I have the Nikon D40 and have nothing but good things to say about it.... All of the pictures turn out great and its super easy to use.
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Postby Christina-BFPinMT » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:17 pm

LaurensMom wrote:I have the Nikon D40 and have nothing but good things to say about it.... All of the pictures turn out great and its super easy to use.


Ditto. I love it!! :hb::hb::hb:
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Postby Shannybaby » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:41 am

I have the canon Rebel XTI and love it !! It takes amazing pictures and the shutter speed is very fast depending on the setting, I have a 50mm macro lense and it takes beautiful up close pictures ! I highly recommend it !
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Re: Canon verses Nikon?? Ques. about shutter speed

Postby TXlonghorn » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:18 am

meantangent wrote: What is the dif between 1/4000 and 1/8000
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1/4000 and 1/8000 mean one 4,000th of a second and one 8,000th of a second. Really, the difference is negligible unless you are planning on photographing indy cars or something REALLY fast. If you are shooting at either of those shutter speeds and are having blurry pictures, then the problem is with something other than the shutter speed. Most people (even no-pros) can hand-hold a camera at about 1/250th of a second (which is much slower than the other two) and have little to no camera blur, depending on what you are shooting. A lot of pros can shoot a relativley still subject at 1/15th of a second with little to no blur. I can shoot at maybe 1/40th...but that is about as low as I can go!

Ignore the 1/ part...just pay attention to the bottom number...the lower the number, the slower the shutter.

I would say that you should be able to shoot a reasonably still subject 1/60th-1/100th in daylight with no shutter issues. If you are shooting moving kids, you might want to shoot at 1/250 or slightly higher.

It sounds to me like the settings might be off on your Olympus. They are really good cameras and shouldn't be giving you blur if you are shooting at reasonable shutter speeds. You might have some setting set funny and not know it. Before I bought a new camera, I would take a look at your settings and see if you can't reset it to the default and start over.
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