Corn Harvest Shutter Speed Comparison

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Even with modern harvesting equipment, riding in a combine cab is a little bit bouncy making it difficult to keep a camera steady. Even so, I’m pleased with the photo immediately below, in which I used a faster shutter speed (1/800) than for the second photo (1/320). During next fall’s grain harvest, I’ll experiment with an even faster shutter speed.

The two primary differences between camera settings for these photos are the shutter speed and the aperture. There is a 2mm difference in focal length.

Shutter: 1/800; Aperture: f/7.1; Exposure: Shutter Priority; Focal Length: 53mm; ISO: 200; Metering: Pattern; Exposure Bias: 0.00 (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Shutter: 1/320; Aperture: f/11.0; Exposure: Shutter Priority; Focal Length: 55mm; ISO: 200; Metering: Pattern; Exposure Bias: 0.00 (Click on photo to enlarge.)

 

This photo is taken from inside the combine cab as the combine is dumping the corn into the grain cart, both on-the-go. I.e., the combine and tractor/grain cart are moving alongside each other through the field as the corn is moving through the combine. (Click on photo to magnify detail.)

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