What causes shutter lag?

Answer In a mechanical shutter it is the time that it takes for the mechanical components to mesh and begin the movement of the shutter blades. These components must also build up the forces necessary to ... Read More »

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How many seconds is a normal shutter speed i have a nikon n80 with adjustable shutter speed and i was wondering what the noraml shutter speed is?

Shutter speed depends upon available light, aperture, the subject, and camera settings. If a picture is being taken in low light with a slow lens (larger aperture number), then the shutter may need... Read More »

What shutter speed setting allows the photographer to keep the shutter open indefinaltely?

Hello, not all cameras have this setting, but on SLR's the setting is called "BULB". This refers to the old cable release device which had an air filled plastic bulb on one end. When the bulb was p... Read More »

Rolling Shutter Vs. Global Shutter?

Rolling shutter and global shutter are film industry terms used to describe how a camera records an image from the image sensor. This discernment most likely won't matter to a casual user, but the ... Read More »

What is the difference between fast shutter speed and a slow shutter speed?

Slow shutter speed - keeps the shutter curtain open for longer periods of time, e.g. when you shoot at night or in fading low light.Fast shutter speeds are used to capture action or when scene you ... Read More »