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Oct 21, 2017 09:51 |  #1

I know that you can setup a photobooth with practically anything with a camera lens but I want to continue using a DSLR of some variety if possible. Currently I am using a Nikon D5300, and the one thing that bothers me is how long between start of picture and end of picture it takes for each shot to be done. Because of the sounds associated with the shutter it seems to throw people in the booth off.

Does anyone have suggestions for DSLR models (not necessarily Nikon) that do not suffer from lag so much when in photobooth operation?


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Oct 21, 2017 19:48 |  #2

I'm not following what you're stating as I wouldn't expect any lag on a dSLR unless the camera is trying to focus. If you've not set manual focus, I'd suggest starting there. Good luck.


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Oct 23, 2017 13:44 |  #3

Are you are not using a flash? The flash will eliminate the need to be below 1/100th of a second. Any longer than that and you have too long of time for people moving as they pose. Set aperture at f/11-16 to keep everyone in focus.


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Oct 23, 2017 14:12 |  #4

I use a Canon xti with an older Elinchrom power unit and 3 flash heads. I modified a tattoo gun foot switch as my shutter release for a self contained setup that goes over well. I've tried Canon Speedlites, but the recycle time always kills the deal and 30% of the shots go directly in the trash bin. Any way Using the Canon 16-40 lens ths is what I usually get as out put. This year I'm also using a 1d3 as well. They can be had for cheap now a days and they are tanks.

Though most low buck camera's with a couple decent flashes will do the trick.

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Nov 01, 2017 21:54 |  #5

werds wrote in post #18477498 (external link)
Does anyone have suggestions for DSLR models (not necessarily Nikon) that do not suffer from lag so much when in photobooth operation?

Either your camera is broken (unlikely) or you are doing something wrong. There is no reason why any DSLR would lag in proper use (as in proper settings and sufficient light). Changing camera won't make any difference when the issue is caused by user error.

So what settings are you using on the camera and what lighting are you using?


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Jan 26, 2018 10:54 |  #6

The lag the OP may be referring to is the lag between switching from live view to taking the photo.

The lag is directly related to the speed of the shutter. The higher the FPS rating of the camera the less lag.

My hands down favorite camera for booths is the 40d. At 8fps is switches fairly quickly. It also has a function to turn off exposure preview in live view. A must have for most photobooth software.


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Jun 01, 2018 12:41 as a reply to  @ bigVinnie's post |  #7

Sorry for having disappeared on this one after asking. Thank you for the responses as well! Yes, Vinnie was correct. After several other uses I finally got it figured out and it was the live view on the camera and the shutter speed in conjunction that was causing lag, well add to the fact that I made the mistake of letting it autofocus as well...

Once I brought in some strobes, set the shutter speed to something much faster the noticeable lag mostly disappeared.


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Jun 01, 2018 18:59 |  #8

LV focus on my D5300 leaves a lot to be desired. LV focus on my D7500 is almost mint.
Just sharing my experiences with the two.

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Nov 08, 2018 19:26 |  #9

Thanks to all the great comments in here. Since the original posting I have now run the photobooth multiple times and have made sure to set the camera to full manual, pre-focused with the aperture better set to handle the area being photographed and added in studio strobes to compensate (with modeling lights). It works well and reasonably fast now!

Thanks for all the great advice :)


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