shutterspeed question

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  1. Monroe

    Monroe TPF Noob!

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    I'm happy there is a beginners section because I have a question that I'm glad I can't show my face when I ask.

    When looking at the small LCD on top of my 20D, it displays all information. With regard to shutterspeed, I understand when it says 60 or 200 or 6, I get that that is 1/60 of a second and so on. But when it says 2"5, what does that inch symbol mean?

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    Monroe
     
  2. djrichie28

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    You're right about the single digits meaning 1/X of a second. When the " comes in it is then counting in actual seconds instead of fractions
     
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    Great, thank you very much DJ.
     
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    So 2"5 is 2 inches 5 seconds?? :]
     
  5. Monroe

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    that cracked me up.
     
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    2"5 is 2.5 seconds.
     
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