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Beating the Odds–The Inverse Shutter Speed Rule

I beat the odds on this one. The man in the image is sharp even though the shutter speed setting on my camera was 1/20 sec and the focal length of the lens was 85mm.

The shutter speed rule of thumb states:

You can get a sharp shot when you shoot at a shutter speed faster than the inverse of your focal length.

Since my focal length was 85mm I should be able to get a sharp shot only if my shutter speed is faster than 1/85 sec.

Haha, my shutter speed was 1/20 sec, slower than 1/85 sec. I beat the odds, I got a sharp shot!

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