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Old Apr 2, 2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Help with Shutter Lag

Hi all! Was hoping you could recommend a good camera with no shutter lag. Desperately need it for sports shots. The smaller the better, but no shutter lag is the number one feature I'm looking for. Thanks for any and all help!
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased you dropped by.

Canon DSLR camera are best for sports due to their fast focusing capability anf there extremely low shutter lag. The T-1 and T-2 models do very well for sports photos.

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Old Apr 11, 2010, 8:22 AM   #3
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Default Pre-focus

I used a Casio S12 for taking pictures of golf tee-offs. Out of 24 golfers, I'd get at least 22 good shots with the ball either just leaving the club-face or a few feet on. Blurry a bit too.

The key was to pre-focus. That's all. Nothing fancy.

If it's soccer, just pre-focus where the ball is going and snap when you like the composition. With the huge DoF in a P&S this is almost hard to miss. Baseball is even easier cause the players don't move so much.

Just a suggestion, but think about the shot you want before it happens. Then you're just waiting.
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DSLR cameras have the least shutter lag. There are some individual Casio brand cameras, and the new Fuji HS-10, that also do well in terms of shutter lag. The main issue, however, as Frank, pointed out so well is in developing the proper workflow in taking those sports shots, so that you are always mentally ahead of the action. Naturally, we are making the assumption that you have properly configured the camera to use a fast enough shutter speed to stop the action along with the correct exposure and focus.

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