X10 why the A limit to 1/1000?

Started Dec 2, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: X10 why the A limit to 1/1000?
In reply to Trevor G, Dec 2, 2011

Trevor G wrote:

Red Bicycle wrote:

Can someone explain the reasoning behind limiting the shutter speed to 1/1000 in A mode?

There are plenty of cameras which do it. It's a mechanical function, limited because of the amount of shutter movement required to expose an f2.0 lens at high speed

On the X10 you can manually adjust the shutter to 1/4000.

Some folk who haven't tried it claim that the exposure will then be inaccurate. I have posted images with exposures at 1/1000 and 1/4000, with matching ISOs of 100 and 400.

The images show identical exposure levels in the middle range - because they were both over-exposed (f2.0 is too wide on a bright day, even at 1/1000 and ISO100) and so I feel that the higher shutter speeds are still accurate.

The example shown in the X100 review does not seem to affect "real" images.

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You get good exposure if you want at 1/4000 f2.0

but what you don't get is real f2, because the shutter doesnt open completly, and you have the bokhe of f4

try it

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