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09-17-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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Any way to get to Shutter Speed of 1/60.000

Is there a way i can get this kind of shutter speed. I read something about "leaf shutters".. Been told that they are mounted on the lens..

Does anyone know anything about this subject? I looked around but could not come across a site that sells such stuff.. Is there any available for pentax?

Any in case someone knows about it.. Are there any flash units that can work that fast?

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Hi, I am no expert in this subject, but...

1) leaf shutter lenses usually have a pretty slow max shutter speed (like 1/400 or 1/500).

2) a flash will get you to something like 1/20,000 second from what I've read

What are you wanting to do that requires such a shutter speed?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pingflood Quote
Hi, I am no expert in this subject, but...
2) a flash will get you to something like 1/20,000 second from what I've read
The flash has to be brighter (much brighter) than the ambient lighting though. AFAIK Casio has a camera that goes up to 1/40,000 second shutter speed.
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High speed video people have fast shutters. Just did a quick search and found some numbers like 500 million frames per second and shutter speeds of 370ns (about 1/3000000). eg. Digital High Speed Video Cameras for Slow Motion Analysis

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a leaf shutter in a lens is somewhat limited in shutter speed, because the entire leaf must open at all speeds. This is great for flash sync, byt not so great for hig speed shutters.

Many ultra high frame rate cameras use a fixed film and a rotating mirror, the rfame rate is based upon the speed of rotation of the mirror.

The fastest ever SLR to my knowledge was an olympus that came out around 1990 at 1/12,000. My lowly PZ-1 was only 1/8000
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The ultra high rate shutter speeds are done with an 'electronic shutter'.
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when they first started to test nukes the guy taking the pics of it made an lcd s hutter with a crazy max speed

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