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Thread: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

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    Question slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    What is/was the slowest front shutter speed you could use hand-held and count on usually getting a steady image?
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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    For me it's the same as a 35mm SLR with a normal lens. With a 127 lens I use 60 all the time and get sharp 8x10s every time. I have used 1/30 and 1/15 but more luck is involved. I would say that at 1/30th I 'usually get a sharp image'.

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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    all depends, too many variables, so you'll need to make test for your ability to handhold the rig
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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    1/15th for a speed .. slow exhale
    and 1/15th for a graphic series d

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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    I can shoot 1/50 without getting too worried, beyond that I require some support. But that's using a lens shutter, not a focal plane one.

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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    I get sharp results on my Anni at 1/60 and above. Anything slower requires luck on my part.

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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    We used to, under very low light conditions, put the camera on our shoulder alongside our face. You can aim them quite well that way for available light exposures. I believe that later on videographers also used this technique for stability.

    With that I would say 1/5 second, perhaps even 1/2 if your subject is stationary.
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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    I got one word for ya - bulb shutter!

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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    T, while sitting down.

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    Re: slowest usable Speed Graphic shutter speed?

    If you don't appreciate the technique of resting the camera on your shoulder to stabilize it, then for handheld work there are more rigid grips.

    I always used the flash battery pack (sans batteries nowdays) as one grip. Later on I found the Sunpak grip that screws into the tripod socket.

    As you can see from the photo, the cable release fits through the grip so that it is positioned at the trigger finger. The grip can be rotated in 30-degree sectors.

    This should be good at 1/30 second:



    Adding a monopod would stabilize it even better. It all depends on your sharpness criteria.
    al

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