Thanks! I haven't figure out how to get my Nikon F5 to fire its shutter with the back open or removed yet so I can't test its shutter speed yet.
I never a camera that had 1/8000 shutter speed. Can film go into a reverse reciprocity failure?
It's an expensive neutral density filter in other words :)
You can buy these days a Nikon F-801 or even a F90 for under £40. They have 1/8000th shutters. I'm almost sure the F-801 was the first to have such a high speed shutter.
In motorsports photography we are always looking for speed.
You wouldn't move your camera a couple inches during exposure. but an object moving at only 140 mph moves over 2 inches in 1/1000 of a second.
The first Canon 1D digi has a 1/16,000 speed
I'm unsure if the shutter actually moves that fast or if the sensor cycles on/off in the correct increment.
Opps did I just say that.
I've used it on my F6 for a bunch of times when I was pushing Tri-X to 1600 and 3200. That way I could shoot in low light easially, but bump up the shutter and still shoot shallow in good light.