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Sep 01, 2009 22:33 |  #1

.064s

That puts it about even with the 30D in terms of shutter responsiveness and slower than the 40/50D. So, a bit of a step backwards for action shooters in this respect.

Note: D300 shutter lag time = .045s, which puts it in the same league as the 1DmkII/1DmkIIn...

Edit: I have changed the line above to reflect the Nikon D300, as I originally intended. Sorry for the confusion :) .


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Sep 01, 2009 22:35 |  #2

8 FPS means you can shoot early and often.

Simply make it up in volume. ;)


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Sep 01, 2009 22:36 |  #3

Lol, Jay. If only that were true :) .


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Sep 01, 2009 22:41 |  #4

For all intents and purposes there really isn't any "shutter lag" in dSLRs today. At least not the kind experienced by P&S users who sometimes need a calendar or an hour glass to measure it.

I will admit though that having spent a week in July shooting with a MkIII on one shoulder and a 5D Classic on the other, "action" shots with the 5D did actually take a little bit of anticipation.


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Sep 01, 2009 22:42 |  #5

Geez, are you serious? Why the hell does Canon do this stuff?


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Sep 01, 2009 22:49 |  #6

It's too bad that according to this site human finger tip reaction time is 0.2-0.25s.
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If you were pressing the button 0.045s before the action happens why not just do it 0.064s ahead. It's not like the trigger goes off before you press it right? Then there would be a problem.




  
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Sep 01, 2009 22:50 |  #7

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #8566525 (external link)
For all intents and purposes there really isn't any "shutter lag" in dSLRs today. At least not the kind experienced by P&S users who sometimes need a calendar or an hour glass to measure it.

I gave my friend my 40D to take a picture of me and ended up getting 5 pictures with one push of the shutter button because he was so used to the P&S lag time!


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Sep 01, 2009 22:50 |  #8

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #8566525 (external link)
For all intents and purposes there really isn't any "shutter lag" in dSLRs today. At least not the kind experienced by P&S users who sometimes need a calendar or an hour glass to measure it.

I will admit though that having spent a week in July shooting with a MkIII on one shoulder and a 5D Classic on the other, "action" shots with the 5D did actually take a little bit of anticipation.

Well, it's nothign like a P&S :) . But, for action like volleyball, the 50D barely cuts it with the shutter lag time imo. The 1DmkIIn was nice in that regard :) . And switching back and forth between the 20D and 1DmkIIn, where the lag time difference was nearly double, was a nightmare.

It just seems that Canon dropped the ball a little on this spec...


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Sep 01, 2009 22:51 as a reply to  @ lalelulelo's post |  #9

That's some serious nitty-gritty.




  
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Sep 01, 2009 22:52 |  #10

lalelulelo wrote in post #8566564 (external link)
It's too bad that according to this site human finger tip reaction time is 0.2-0.25s.
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If you were pressing the button 0.045s before the action happens why not just do it 0.064s ahead. It's not like the trigger goes off before you press it right? Then there would be a problem.

That requires a .019s of extra anticipation, and that's a lot! :)

Don't get me wrong, it really only matters when shooting very fast action sports or candids, but I shoot a lot of that.


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Sep 01, 2009 22:52 |  #11

twoshadows wrote in post #8566487 (external link)
.064s

That puts it about even with the 30D in terms of shutter responsiveness and slower than the 40/50D. So, a bit of a step backwards for action shooters in this respect.

Note: 300D shutter lag time = .045s, which puts it in the same league as the 1DmkII/1DmkIIn...

Where are you finding that info? What I looked up said the 350 and 400 were at almost .1 seconds.

The 40d is listed as .061s, so 3 one thousandths of a second slower. I'll give you $5 if you can tell the difference using it in the real world. :)

I found a place that listed the 50D at .02, but I think that's incorrect as it's not in line with the other cameras.




  
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Sep 01, 2009 22:57 |  #12

itzcryptic wrote in post #8566587 (external link)
Where are you finding that info? What I looked up said the 350 and 400 were at almost .1 seconds.

The 40d is listed as .061s, so 3 one thousandths of a second slower. I'll give you $5 if you can tell the difference using it in the real world. :)

I found a place that listed the 50D at .02, but I think that's incorrect as it's not in line with the other cameras.

Ugh. I don't want to go look for the links :) .

I have the 40/50D at .059s, so we're close enough for arguments sake. :) My point is that, no matter how small, .064s is a step backwards in response time. i would like to have seen .050s at least.

My fault regarding the 300D - I meant the Nikon D300 :) . Oops.


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Sep 01, 2009 22:59 |  #13

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #8566525 (external link)
For all intents and purposes there really isn't any "shutter lag" in dSLRs today. At least not the kind experienced by P&S users who sometimes need a calendar or an hour glass to measure it.

I will admit though that having spent a week in July shooting with a MkIII on one shoulder and a 5D Classic on the other, "action" shots with the 5D did actually take a little bit of anticipation.

the 5d is the only DSLR that i've owned where shutter lag was an issue -- it was very real and noticeable -- combine the lag with 3 fps and shooting fast action was a crapshoot :D.

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Sep 01, 2009 23:05 |  #14

ed rader wrote in post #8566625 (external link)
the 5d is the only DSLR that i've owned where shutter lag was an issue -- it was very real and noticeable -- combine the lag with 3 fps and shooting fast action was a crapshoot :D.

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Exactly, Ed. i use the 5D for street and candids at events and I find I must really concentrate and anticipate with it in order to capture those fleeting moments. Nothing completely unmanageable, mind you (;)), but I wish Canon would pay more attention to this spec.


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Sep 01, 2009 23:09 |  #15

While we are nitpicking the 7D I should mention that it does not have changeable focus screens... real downer for me as I like manual focus confirmation.




  
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