Am I relying on SSS too much?

Started Jul 20, 2013 | Questions thread
Atgard Regular Member • Posts: 432
Re: Am I relying on SSS too much?

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

If you have a stationary subject, I think SSS works wonders. I shoot a lot of wildlife and use shutter speeds well below the historical 1/focal length recommendation. Shooting at 300mm, I don't hesitate to fire off three or four frames at 1/40th to 1/50th expecting to keep the best. In fact, I think this is where SSS provides the most benefit. If I have a tree to brace against, I'll even shoot at 1/20th or slower. I generally pick slow shutter over high ISO. Film is cheap these days

Yup, I do this too… with a stationary subject, I'd rather try 5 shots at half the shutter speed (hoping to get one sharp) than double the ISO.

On a side note, I just now realized that your username is not"Ed at Riverside." 

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