Shutter speed vs Focal length

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Shutter speed vs Focal length
4 months ago

Could somebody clear up the rule of thumb regarding the shutter speed and focal length. My standard lens is 55mm-200mm. If my focal length is 55mm should my shutter speed be1/55 & 200mm =1/200? Etc.

I am kind of finding that the shutter read out on my Nikon to be quite or should I say, not very straight forward. Are all the other brands of cameras like this?

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