Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Olympus

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 14, 2004, 10:46 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1

While waiting for my FL-50 to arrive, I've beenlooking for settings that will minimise shutter lag when using flash, I discovered something rather odd..

1) Disable the flash
2) Select manual focus
3) Select a short manual exposure.
4) Press the shutter button whilst pointing at a well lit scene.
5) Repeat with the lens cap on.

What I found was a delay of up to 2 seconds in the first half press, when the scene is very dark ( i.e. at night), in average lighting there is very little delay.

What I don't understand is, with everything set to manual, what is the camera doing in those 2 seconds?


GPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 14, 2004, 3:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
Mikefellh's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,707

Are you saying a 2 second delay with the first half press in low light, or full press (your sequence of events doesn't say "half press", AND with your instructions it says the first one should be done in "a well lit scene").

Start over with the EXACT settings you've used. Also post the Exif information from both pictures so we can see what's going on.
Mikefellh is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:04 PM.