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Shutter speed tester

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 6:21 am
by videofilm
October Issue Q & A. Second website listing for a shutter speed tester is incorrect or discontinued.

Re: Shutter speed tester

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:36 am
by RWA
For what its worth I remember an article on testing shutter speed by photographing a TV screen and counting the scan lines captured on the film. A 1/60 of a second would show afully-illuminated screen, just the odd numbered lines. A 1/120 would show ½ a screen and so on. I have never tried it. The article was in a photo magazine.

Re: Shutter speed tester

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:11 am
by toejam
I think you may have to to tie the shutter release to the synchronization of the scan pulses, but with real fast film, maybe pushed a bit and enlarged, a neat way of solving problems could possabily evolve.