your camera's Shutter Propagation Delay
(using the Shutter-Beam)
Here is a simple experiment that you
can do with a Shutter-Beam that will calculate your cameras Shutter
Propagation Delay. Perform this test several times and average your
results. Turn various features on and off with your camera and retest.
1: Set up Shutter-Beam as shown with ruler
2: Drop a golf ball and let Shutter-Beam take picture as it falls.
3: Repeat drop at least 3 times.
4: Change a couple of camera setting and repeat.
5: Develop film.
6: Read free-fall distance from pictures and plug into formula.
Remember it is not as
important to know the exact shutter propagation
delay as it is to know and recognize that your camera has this delay.
Here's a couple of delays
that have been given to me:
Nikon 8008 with meter on/ focus
off/ camera awake: 85mS
Nikon 8008 with meter on/ focus off/ camera a sleep: >250mS
Nikon F4 with meter on/ focus off/mirror up: 40mS
Canon 1n meter on/ focus off/ camera awake: 90mS
Canon 1n meter on/ focus off/ mirror up: 12mS
Canon 1n RS meter on/ focus off/: 7mS
Remember these are
approximate values and your
camera may have a slightly different delay.
Have you performed this
me your results.
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