Posts: 45
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:11 am

Shutter Lag And Opinions On The Olympus 740?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:37 am

I was thinking of picking this up, as I work in retail, and I get some very nice discounts. I would mostly be taking shots of inside Cessna's (im a student Pilot) and of business jets and other GA aircraft. Most would be on the ground, some would be landing.
I am currently shooting film, although I like film alot, it is just getting a bit to expensive. My digital I have right now, is an Olympus 1.3 Megapixel, that I got in 1999.

The shutter lag on my old camera is crazy, I was looking for something to be at least better or alot better. However, I do not have expectations of getting it as fast as film.

I used to think that you required 1/2000th of a second for planes, but I see that alot of posters go with 1/750th and lower, so I was thinking that I shouldnt have a problem with the 740's 1/1000th shutter.

I was wondering how the shutter lag is on the 740 though. And if anyone has any experience or opinions on it?

I would be able to pick it up for $370. The Fuji Finepix 3.1 megapixel is also an option, and I would get that for $320.

Does anyone know if either of these work on mactinosh computers or just PC?

I am open to recommendations, I would be willing to save for a higher model but this model seems like it would get the job done.
Posts: 1110
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2002 10:47 am

RE: Shutter Lag And Opinions On The Olympus 740?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:54 am

As a past owner of the C-740, it sounds fine for the work you plan on doing. However, I would recommend saving up for the relatively inexpensive Canon Digital Rebel and buy a 28-105mm lens with it (I think its 3.5-5.6, someone correct me please). That should work out perfectly for you. The camera still has shutter lag, but that is the problem with compact digitals. Those speeds you were mentioning are still fast...most of my action shots are taken at a speed around 1/400 and 1/500 of second. The D.R. is over double the list price of the Olympus (or what it can go for now, plus you need to factor in the lenses), but in terms of quality, I can assure you the wait is worth it.

Ryan Kaskel - MIA

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest