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Old Jan 13, 2003, 10:34 AM   #1
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Assuming that the 40x0 and 5050 have similar exposure processors, does anyone know if pre-setting wh balance has a real effect in shutter lag?
Also, is the exposure/focus sequence in the oly digicams slower than a film camera? if wh balance is preset, shouldn't the rest of the sequence be really fast?
Sometimes, the 5050 will take 2-3 seconds before firing.
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 2:40 PM   #2
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It takes 1-3 seconds, depends on what you are focusing on. I have not noticed any shutter lag beyond what is expected. I like the C-5050Z... glad I purchased it. It has a lot of power.
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 3:28 PM   #3
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i can really speed things up with manual exposure, focus lock and preset w.b.; i just wondered if wb by itself makes a real difference.
PS: when shooting in low light on a predictable target, you are better off in manual focus rather auto assist lamp, as it takes forever in quick shots (ie people that actually move).
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 8:18 PM   #4
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Are you pressing the shutter button half way to the let the autofocus lock and then press the shutter full when the green light is displayed in the viewfinder?
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 8:33 PM   #5
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i tried to forgo that by manually selecting EVERYTHING: focus, shutter, aperture, wb. So its not that i don't give the cam time, its that it shouldnt need to go through the steps. I am thinking it must be the actual ccd speed ( if there is such a thing noticable enough).
I wonder how this camera rates against other similar-rez cams under the same manual setings?
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 11:56 AM   #6
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If the subject is truly "predicatable", prefocus on the spot where the subject will be when you want to make the exposure. This is an old trick for shooting sports with a manual focus camera. Also, if you want instantaneous flash photos with the Olympus (I have the C4040) you will need to use a NON-dedicated flash, either manual or auto. With the FL-40, you still get the lag from that DAMNED preflash. With preset WB, manual exposure, prefocusing, and non-dedicated flash, you can shoot anything.
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 3:37 PM   #7
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Skiola, thats what i meant by predictable. But it still takes time before the shot happens. I dont get it.
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