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I will try what you have suggested, do you think the pancake

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I will try what you have suggested, do you think the pancake lenses with a high shutter speed are better for night time photos
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 3 years ago.

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Hi, my name is Dan and I will be working with you today on your question!

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Night time photos will be best obtained with lenses with wider apertures (lower f/ number such as f/2.8 or lower)

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Generally speaking, the higher the ISO the 'faster' film and less blur, but at the cost of more 'graininess' or noise

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The longer the shutter speed the more light the pictures (but more blur)

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Shooting night shots well incorporates a balance between a fast lens, ISO setting, shutter speed with the trade offs mentioned above

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So to answer your question, a good pancake lens with a wide aperture will allow you to take faster (fast shutter speed) shots at a lower ISO than one with a more narrow aperture

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Let me know if that helps!

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If you have further questions, please feel free to ask them below and I will gladly continue to assist you!

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Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 3 years ago.
Hi Fiona,

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