I’ve known some people who have a great camera that have a shutter count of over a hundred. I think they still don’t get why they have such a great camera, but I do.
The reason is because a camera with a hundred shutter counts is a much higher quality camera than a camera with one hundred shutter counts. These cameras have a ton of features and a lot more light sensitivity, so they can capture detail that is more than the human eye can see. This is why the camera in my D5 is a hundred shutter count and the camera in my D600 is a hundred.
These cameras are also very expensive.
I think a hundred shutter count is a good default. As the name says, these are cameras that have 100 shutter counts. However, I also think it would be awesome if film cameras had shutter counts of one hundred and not just one hundred. The reason is that film cameras have a much higher resolution than digital cameras, but they also have a lower aperture when the shutter is open.
A hundred shutter counts means that the camera is recording at 100 percent of the shutter. So in other words, if you put the camera in a dark room, it will record 100 percent of the shutter, regardless of how many times you push the shutter button. Film cameras, however, can only capture a maximum of 100 percent of the shutter.
For many years, most film cameras are set at a minimum of 100 percent. They can’t record more than 100 percent, but since there are two film frames at a time, they can only capture a maximum of two hundred percent. This means that if you shoot a scene with a camera at a 100 percent shutter, and then you take the camera out and shoot a scene with a shutter count of two hundred, you’ve still missed two frames.
This is called the “shutter count” and it is the amount of time you have to spare between taking a picture and pressing the shutter button. When you take a picture with a film camera, it can capture about a hundred frames to use. If you shoot with a film camera for a minimum of 100 percent, you can expect to get about two hundred frames, or about 2/100th of the total shutter count.
One hundred and two-hundred-thirty-eight-thousand-zero? Wow. That is one of the most difficult numbers to wrap your head around, and it is one of the most awesome numbers I’ve ever heard. I could never have imagined that.
We all have a weird amount of shutter-counting in us. I’ve always been a shutter count freak and have made it a point to get out and shoot a lot of film. I have even been known to shoot for hours without even realising I was. I’ve had the occasional film camera break or malfunction, but that rarely has me losing much sleep over it.
A few years ago I stumbled across a friend who was shooting with a film camera on her boat. She had one problem though, she needed to keep it in perfect focus, and the camera was far away from her boat. So she did the only thing she could, she grabbed one of her camera bags and started to load film into it. She had to be on her boat and shooting film, and she wasnt.