Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
I'm wondering what would be a good minimum shutter speed for the GA645 Fuji camera. I recently got back some film and found many super soft images, with nothing much in good focus. I think I might be too liberal with what shutter speeds I can get away with, with this camera. It's got a 65 mm lens and I go well under 1/60 sec in shutter speeds. At what speed should I try to maintain to make certain that camera shake is not really probable?

Is your problem one of focus, or camera motion? The type of unsharpness is quite different. Motion will give double or smeared edges, almost always in one direction. Poor focus will give a general diffuse image, but something, either in the backgroud or foreground will usually be sharp.

A thirtieth is on the slow side; it's certainly doable with practice and good technique but I'd use a tripod at that speed if I wanted to be sure of good negatives. I try to stay in the 1/125 and up range, and that's with any camera handheld.