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Old Feb 26, 2004, 1:31 AM   #1
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Hi,
I just got my new G5. tried it and loved it.
heres my question:
Every time I take a picture, it would take a couple of seconds to snap, and the subject has time to move or twitch!
is there a way to make the snap go faster?
I am a newbie :?
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Old Feb 26, 2004, 8:24 AM   #2
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When composing the shot, halfway press the shutter button. It will lock the focus in and remove the delay. Then let you subjects know your ready to take the picture and fully depress the button. You can also set the camera to continuous autofocus so it focus's while you composing the shot which will cut down on some of the delay. I had a G5 and found it to be a fast camera.
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Old Feb 26, 2004, 9:16 AM   #3
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Hi, I do a lot of NIGHT photography and I am very interested in the G5. Can anyone viewing these posts who has experience of this camera inform me how it might perform after dark, please.

I have been asking a question on this forum about long exposures
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 7:10 PM   #4
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 8:02 PM   #5
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This is what Dave at Imaging Resource had to say in his conclusion:

”Night Shots: The G5 features full manual exposure control and a maximum exposure time of 15 seconds, which provides great low-light shooting capabilities. The camera produced clear, bright, usable images down to the 1/16 foot-candle (0.67 lux) limit of my test, with good color at all four ISO settings. The camera also has a bright autofocus illuminator, so it had no trouble focusing, even in total darkness. Noise was low in most cases, and even at ISO 400 remained reasonable.”

Keep in mind also that with the fast lens it will be shooting at half the ISO of most other cameras under the same exposure conditions and times.
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Old Mar 16, 2004, 3:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info. Appreciated
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