Am I relying on SSS too much?

Started Jul 20, 2013 | Questions thread
Nordstjernen Veteran Member • Posts: 6,876
Re: Am I relying on SSS too much?

TFSJake wrote:

I know the old "50mm = 1/50 shutter speed" rule of thumb, and I know it doesn't exactly apply. So I'm asking, what would be a modern day equivalent of that with SSS?

Just check your pictures. All generalized rules like this one has to be balanced to personal shooting technique and personal preferences.

I figure my crop factor makes my 50mm lens behave like a 75mm lens. That would necessitate a 1/80 shutter speed, in the pre-SSS days. Now, moving it down 2 stops would be 1/20, and even further 3 stops is 1/10.

Much more important than focal length is image scale and viewing distance. A 50 mm lens is 50 mm lens, With an aps-c sensor you just use a tighter crop.

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