Shutter speed = focal length rule of thumb - still works?

Started Jan 10, 2005 | Discussions thread
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Re: More of a learning aid than a "rule"
In reply to Petteri Sulonen, Jan 16, 2005

Petteri Sulonen wrote:

IMO the point of this rule is that it makes you think about the
relationship between camera shake and shutter speed. Once you're
conscious of the relationship, chuck it.

That's how I think of it as well. Doing the format conversion makes you think about the variables that are important and how they relate, which is more important than the actual numerical result.


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