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Old Apr 21, 2004, 10:47 AM   #21
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IT determines which is the best, keeps that, and dumps the other 2.
That's why I switch it off. Gastly thing.

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Old Apr 21, 2004, 11:30 AM   #22
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BSS: Best Shot Selector
The camera takes 3 pictures at once as opposed to one, and IT determines which is the best, keeps that, and dumps the other 2.
Thanks, Gandalf065. All these brands have so many differently-named features that it's hard to keep track of them.

And checklg, I think I would turn off that feature too!
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 12:58 PM   #23
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Its interesting. Since Nikon doesn't have image stabilization in any of its non DSLR bodies, BSS is the next best thing. It isn't a substitute, but an acceptable alternative in the right situations.

For example, I went to a butterfly house a few weeks back. A friend of mine had his Nikon 5000 and Fuji S2 Pro with him. He used the 5000 for shots where he couldn't use the tripod. Not only could he aim with the swivel LCD (something that looked very handy) he took advantage of BSS to let it pick the sharpest of 10 pictures without having to waste the space of 10 repeats for 1 good one.

So there are times when BSS is handy... but can you do it yourself? Yes, just hold down the shutter for 10 pictures and pick the sharpest when you get home. But there are times when it does help.

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Full-Time manual override is on many of the Canon lenses as well. I believe all the L lenses have it. Very handy. Sigma has it on most of its lenses too.

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Old Apr 21, 2004, 1:09 PM   #24
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Full-Time manual override is on many of the Canon lenses as well. I believe all the L lenses have it. Very handy. Sigma has it on most of its lenses too.
It's the ultrasonic mechanism that makes the lens full-time manual overide over the AF, not just "L", ie the 28-135 USM IS is not an L. Everyone has them (including Minolta)

BTW some manufacturers actually put clutches into the lens so one can overide the AF without being ultrasonic... :P
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 2:08 PM   #25
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I wondered about that. I couldn't remember if my 28-135 had that or not (shows you how long it's been since I tried doing it with that lens.)

Thanks for the correction.

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Minolta A1/A2 has the manual override as well.
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