Minimum shutter for kids

Started Aug 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Rich O Regular Member • Posts: 421
Minimum shutter for kids

Was taking some shots of my daughter on the carousel using a MF Tamron 135mm lens on NEX-5

For most of the shots I used f/4  and 1/500 (Ignore the f number in the exif, I update it manually with the max aperture - just so it doesn't read f/1.0)

I used M mode and spot metering

I zone focused and waited for her to come around a fired off a bunch of shots

Even got some nice ones using a slower shutter between 1/200 - 1/250 and narrower f/stop

Here I got in a little closer and increased my f/stop to get more DOF, I dropped my shutter down a little to match exposure. I dropped it down a little too much 1/160.

Here is where having a dial for ISO or auto ISO in M mode would be useful.

I can put it into S mode auto ISO and manual lens would be essential auto ISO in M mode, but you wouldn't get the + - read out on the light meter like you get in M mode

In the above shot,  the ride had stopped and she was waving at me.  I would have thought 1/160 would be fast enough to stop most human movement.

What a good recommended minimum shutter for kids 1/200 1/250?

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