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Aug 13, 2009 17:28 |  #31

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Aug 13, 2009 17:29 |  #32

The first time I shot soccer with my xt I noticed the problem of shutter lag, after the game was over and I got home to look at the pictures - of course. It didn't take me long to get adjusted to the problem once I knew it was there.

Now with my 40D it is pretty much non existent and I can't feel a shutter lag at all.


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Aug 13, 2009 17:30 |  #33

oh yes, indeed,, shutter lag is very important to me especially after using a very new canon p&s at a party recently. i could not believe how anoying the shutter lag was after my 1D'sz. i thought shutter lag would have been a thing of the past by now.


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Aug 13, 2009 17:31 |  #34
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The only thing I've noticed shutter lag on recent times is a P&S I bought about six years ago.


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Aug 13, 2009 17:35 |  #35

As has been stated, it depends a lot on what you shoot. People with a 5D shooting portraits and landscape are not affected.

I suspect that others make up for it by anticipating the shot.

To be honest, between my xti and 5d, taking landscape and architectural I have not noticed much lag that has affected my shots.


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Aug 13, 2009 17:38 |  #36

WaltA wrote in post #8455094 (external link)
As has been stated, it depends a lot on what you shoot. People with a 5D shooting portraits and landscape are not affected.

I suspect that others make up for it by anticipating the shot.

To be honest, between my xti and 5d, taking landscape and architectural I have not noticed much lag that has affected my shots.

Exactly, Walt. This is what I'm noticing as well.


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Aug 13, 2009 18:09 as a reply to  @ post 8454748 |  #37

Only a bit. Coming from a big Mamiya RZ, there's no DSLR with a lag that bugs me. But none of them is as quick-tripping as my old mechanical F1 cameras or my even older TLRs.


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Aug 13, 2009 18:56 |  #38

The reason I bought a DSLR (the XTi) was because the Sony P&S was wayyyyyy to slow. For my uses, the XTi is as fast as I need. The 30D is great, I think it's faster then I am. :lol:


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Aug 13, 2009 19:21 |  #39

I noticed the lag on my 5D2, but it only takes a second to adjust to it. Obviously sports photography wasn't first on Canon's mind when they designed the 5D2 or it would have a higher burst rate and less lag. I don't shoot sports and the lag doesn't bother me at all.

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Aug 13, 2009 19:36 |  #40

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I never really thought to much about it with my 5D`s, but when I bought the D700..............I really notice the difference now. It really doesn't bother me to much overall, but I can tell the difference big time now with the fast Nikon. I have thought about it from time to time when shooting both and thought how nice it is to have a shorter lag time. Dosent make any difference as far as shots go.:cool:

I so wish Canon had at least met the D700 specs in regard to this with the 5DmkII.


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Aug 13, 2009 20:06 |  #41

When all I had was the 5D I found that I became pretty adept at adjusting to the lag and anticipating. Not always, mind, but often enough. This is why the 5D can be used for sports, once one gets used to it.

Now that I also have a 1D3 I find that it is a lot harder to go back and forth. The 1D3 feels relatively instant and I have lost my feel for the 5D lag.

And when the lag starts to become much longer than what the 5D offers (especially the painful delay of most P&S) then action shooting is not generally possible because one simply cannot anticipate far enough into the future.


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Aug 13, 2009 20:24 |  #42

The "lag" on a P&S is mostly the AF being very slow.
The "Shutter release lag" isn't that much bigger then on a DSLR. Use MF on a P&S :lol:

That being said, I definitely had to get used to the 1D series after shooting a 10D.

If you want a very short shutter lag, try a 1nRS or a Leica M... Almost instant compared to a DSLR.


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Aug 13, 2009 20:49 |  #43

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When all I had was the 5D I found that I became pretty adept at adjusting to the lag and anticipating. Not always, mind, but often enough. This is why the 5D can be used for sports, once one gets used to it.

Now that I also have a 1D3 I find that it is a lot harder to go back and forth. The 1D3 feels relatively instant and I have lost my feel for the 5D lag.

And when the lag starts to become much longer than what the 5D offers (especially the painful delay of most P&S) then action shooting is not generally possible because one simply cannot anticipate far enough into the future.

bw! You've summed up my feelings pretty well, Jeffrey :) .


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Aug 13, 2009 23:16 |  #44

Shutter lag IS a big deal and something that I INSTANTLY noticed coming to a 1D from a 20D/30D body. The difference in the numbers may not look like much on paper.....but literally right out of the box I completely preferred the responsiveness when the shutter is fully pressed on my 1D.

I think that there were some posts above homogenizing shutter lag with burst rate - they are completely different things.

I primarily shoot my fast moving kids and really appreciate the responsiveness of my current camera.......for those that say it is not a big deal they either don't fully understand the principle or they have been too confined to one body type to know the difference.




  
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Aug 13, 2009 23:39 |  #45

versedmb wrote in post #8455664 (external link)
I so wish Canon had at least met the D700 specs in regard to this with the 5DmkII.


:lol: That`s the only reason why I have the D700. bw!


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