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Old December 17th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #46
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A constant speed fan under 60hz light is not a good test.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #47
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My son and I did a test last night and confirmed accurate, fast shutter speeds. We're still collecting data...
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Old December 17th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #48
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They seem the same shutter exposition. The movie mode has a limited range. The camera doesn't let to be cheated by the EF lens in this case, that's what I think.
I've just realized this too. I've been testing using stills + video. This does not give the same results as Movie only. The exposure algorithms for video seems to be something of a mess.
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I've just realized this too. I've been testing using stills + video. This does not give the same results as Movie only. The exposure algorithms for video seems to be something of a mess.
I think Exposure simulation mode is really best for video - it allows you to set the exposure visually and lock it* before recording. It does change the settings once you start recording, but it does so in such a way as to maintain the visual exposure level you've set.

In this mode I've had one situation where I deliberately underexposed in bright sunlight via small aperture, and once I hit record it switched to wide open (f4 on the kit lens, you can feel the lens click when it does this) and shutter speed jumped to 1/500 in order to preserve the underexposed look.

* to do this you have to be in aperture or shutter priority modes
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Old December 17th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #50
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A constant speed fan under 60hz light is not a good test.
The tests (video and stills) were done using DC (battery) power.

Except for the 3rd (non-EF lens) test where I needed another, more powerful, light to test the higher shutter speed with the low ISO (100) automatically selected by the camera.
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