Focal length and shutter speed

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by azngigolo64, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. azngigolo64

    azngigolo64 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    Due to the 2X crop on MFT sensors, do I need to shoot at 1/(2 X focal length) in order to avoid camera shake?

    For example, if I am using a Hexanon 40mm, do I need to shoot at 1/80th of second or faster to avoid camera shake? Or is it still 1/40?
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real Name:
    It's just a rule of thumb of course, but it was developed for focal lengths on 35mm film so you should apply the multiplier to any lens used on a m4/3 camera.
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    What Nic said... but to clarify, it would be 1/80th of a second using the rule of thumb in that example.