35mm Camera with Fastest Shutter Speed

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by mathjeff0, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Huss

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    It is unfortunate to be limited by your equipment like that. To be able to only stop down not open up.
    This is why this is the 35mm camera thread, 35mm cameras are more flexible with regards to exposure. Why do u keep mentioning your 120 camera?

    And yes, the correct answer to the OP's question for a mechanical camera would be a Nikon FM2/n, FM3a or perhaps Pentax LX. The latter two have hybrid shutters.
     
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    A new or properly serviced camera will have an accurate and consistent highest shutter speed. At least my Nikon F2a, Nikkormat, Kiev 4, Zorki S, Pentax H1a and a few others do.
     
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    So did Nikon and Zeiss Ikon.
     
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    I can afford an electronic shutter that is pretty accurate. Getting a manual up to specs will cost me a bit...
     
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    How accurate is it?
     
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    First of all I am not limited at all since th Zeiss lenses are so great.
    My serious work is done on 120. 35mm is for when I want to photograph with limited time.
     
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    If you want to take photos of hummingbirds for example you'll need a shutter speed in the region of 1/4000 to freeze the wings.
     
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    Only if you want to freeze the wings in flight. I like the wings blurred.
     
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    All within 20%. Keep in mind the Zorki and the H1a top out at one five-hundredth. The F2A is within 15%, the Nikkormat is close to that. So is the Kiev, though I don't expect anyone to believe that.
     
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    That's very good for the F2 and Nikkormat. My F3 and FM are about the same. I can't test the F5 but I think it's not better.
     
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    The F2 was serviced by Sover Wong before I got it, the Nikkormat and all the others I did myself, just cleaned and relubricated the shutter on the Nikkormat, the others required various degrees of tweaking - about 4 hours worth on the Kiev.
    The H1a has an unmarked speed after 1/500, internet legend claims it's 1/1000. On mine it is about 1/700, but it's consistent and I've used it with good results.
     
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    What is their top shutter speed? Seeing that is the OP's question. Oh, and he asked about 35mm. It's not about you.
     
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    Nikon N75 fastest speed is 1/2000
    Nikon F100 fastest speed is 1/8000

    Never needed to go higher than 1/1000 even at motorcycle races at the S turn of Laguna Seca.
     
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