usa4624
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Shutter Lag On Digital Cameras?

Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:01 am

I've heard of a 1-2 second lag between when you press the "shoot" button on the camera and when the camera actually takes the photo. I've heard this complaint about every non-slr digital camera, but am looking specifically at the Olympus 720.

How do you compensate for this?
 
Staffan
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RE: Shutter Lag On Digital Cameras?

Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:08 am

Press the shutter release 1-2 seconds before you want the photo to be taken. Big grin

Seriously, this is a thing you have to get used to and off course it's a hassle when taking action shots.

Staffan
 
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JeffM
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RE: Shutter Lag On Digital Cameras?

Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:39 am

Shane,

What you hear is wrong. I used to use the C-700 for all my airplane shots. What you do is press the shutter release halfway down (as you would a 35mm SLR) to lock exposure and focus and keep it there until your composition is the way you want it, then depress it all the way. No lag in the shutter release. There is a lag while it writes the data to your card, so make that shot count!

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RE: Shutter Lag On Digital Cameras?

Sun Dec 15, 2002 8:56 am

You've got to weigh it up with having a 1 second shutter lag on taking the photo or having 2 second lag on Autofocus and no lag on the shutter (like my camera, although AF is more like 5 seconds Big grin).

Dan  Smile
 
Craigy
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RE: Shutter Lag On Digital Cameras?

Sun Dec 15, 2002 10:21 am

As Dan says above, the autofocus on his Pro90 (I had one) is slow, but it is continuous servo focus. This means that when you finally get the subject in focus, it remains in focus as it moves towards or away from you.

Any camera you buy with focus lag, make sure that the focus is continuous.

Craig.
 
tsentsan
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RE: Shutter Lag On Digital Cameras?

Sun Dec 15, 2002 11:39 am

My friend Casper always said ...' Snap before the plane comes into the frame'  Laugh out loud and if you are lucky, you will get a shot of a plane, perfectly in full frame.

Here's one lucky shot from his C-700. Big grin


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brianhames
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RE: Shutter Lag On Digital Cameras?

Mon Dec 16, 2002 3:23 pm

A really easy way to get around this problem on Sony digicams is you press the button halfway down until the little green dot on the LCD goes solid, then you you push it down the rest of the way and the shot will be instantaneous
 
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RE: Shutter Lag On Digital Cameras?

Tue Dec 17, 2002 3:48 am

Brian - I believe that is called 'auto-focus'  Laugh out loud

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