Electronic Shutter and Bendy Propellers ?

Started Jun 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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Re: Electronic Shutter and Bendy Propellers ?

lefkop wrote:

Hi, propellers are complicated devices, there is a lot of physics used in there design. Suffice to say, they are designed to bend and the camera is recording the image correctly. I really do like your images too, thanks for sharing.


Hardly normal, this is definitely rolling shutter syndrome........

Even the two blades are not 180 degrees apart.

Half the battle with props is choosing the right shutter speed to look like the prop is actually turning. One that surprised me was the Spitfire in another thread at 1/1250 and 1/1600 showed nice blur, that Spitfire prop must rotate really fast, most times with other planes slower speeds look better.

No data with the DC-3 shot, but that one looks like 2 stalled engines. Otherwise a good result for a horribly grey day.

Regards...... Guy

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