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09-07-2010, 12:28 AM   #1

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K-X setting for shutter speed


i went to a friends wedding and so i experimented with my camera a bit

I have the kit lens 18-55, however i messed it up a bit when the bride was walking on the isle of the church. She was very blurry...

How much would someone put the shutter speed in general if we want the moving object to be sharp?
I was using ISO 800, however i was reluctant to increase it more in order to have a higher shutter, and i didn't want to use flash (and intervene in the professionals photographer scene!).

Should it be above 1/125?

09-07-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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well first of all, you have a Kx, one of the best things about the Kx is it's ability to take pictures at high ISO's, plus capturing the moment is much more important that a technically perfect exposure

While I find it odd that you got a blurry picture at 1/125th, I wouldn't hesitate to push the ISO to 2000 or 3200, I've gotten great pictures with my old Kx at those ISO's

Most of my handheld pictures come out sharp from 1/60s and faster, are you sure you were focused properly and using shake reduction?
09-07-2010, 12:53 AM   #3
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Blurry photos was probably not due to the shutter speed because 1/125 is plenty fast enough for hand held. Like future said, maybe you were out of focus, or you were shaking the camera a lot. But just like with most everything else practice makes perfect. Go out and shoot moving objects and you will learn the settings you like the most.
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Better to have a sharp slightly noisy pic, than a blurry clean one. The K-x can produce good images at 3200 providing you dont underexpose.

09-07-2010, 01:54 AM   #5

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ok thanks guys. No i wasn't using 1/125, i was asking above if that was how much should i be using... i was using much less...

Basically when i was doing the settings, i didnt know how much the ideal speed should've been!

And yes, you are so correct: better having pictures with slight noise, rather than having a blurry one... I will put this rule in my top five
09-07-2010, 03:04 AM   #6
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Personally I am not comfortable with less than 1/250 but sometimes you have to make due with what you get. 1/60-1/125 can be okay with more cooperative subjects.
09-07-2010, 03:18 AM   #7

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well... i learned my lesson!

thank god no one was expecting anything from me!


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