October 12, 2014 at 10:43AM
A BEGINNERS QUESTION: shooting with telephoto lenses in video vs. photo
A question about shutter speeds in Video vs. Photo with telephoto lenses
Ilia Isakov , Oct 11, 2014; 12:56 p.m.
Please before you flip away, read the questions below marked as A, B or C or simply PLEASE SHARE PROBLEMS AND CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS YOU USE WHEN SHOOTING VIDEO WITH TELEPHOTO LENSES. If you are interested in answering me on a more detailed level then read the entire thing. Here is what I'm asking about:
I am thinking about buying the panasonic 4.0-5.6 45-200 telephoto lens. I do both video and photo. But my priority is video in this question.
Here is what I know
If I was to shoot at the 200mm end I would probably adjust my shutter speed to about 1/400 of a sec range. And in situations where light is not as available, even a heavily overcast and dark day, this would mean a few things. If ISO is kept to reasonable limits - then camera aperture will have to be in the fast end, probably reaching the 4-5.6 limit. Give or take……… am i correct?
Ok now assuming this is true for photo, how does this translate in video world. Here are my assumptions, BUT PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR INPUT BASED ON EXPERIENCE WITH WORKING WITH LONG REACHING LENSES WITH VIDEO ON DSLR'S.
I will probably need to use a tripod………I know…….but I am not a tripod person, I like my freedom.
So assuming I will not use my tripod, here is my first questions A) will increasing the shutter speed decrease overall footage shake (I know it photography it simply captures the image too fast for the increased sensitivity to shake that Telephoto lenses have, to have any affect, what does this mean when shooting "moving pictures"/video. will it have any affect other than aesthetic ones.
B) Which brings me to a tangent question- what exactly does increasing shutter
speed do on resulting video footage, I know it makes it more crisp and less motion blur.
But what about the picture shaking corner to corner. how does this affect the entire
C) if increasing shutter speeds in telephoto videography is senseless, then does this obligate me to the tripod, or is there a way around that.