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Aug 08, 2011 15:41 |  #1

Im a not so new newb here...

I have an xsi that is a little over 3 years old, with ~ 25k-30 pics on it. Recently at the racetrack I noticed I was getting, what I believe, some shutter lag.

Now my question is should I spend the, approximate, $200 to get it fixed OR upgrade to a T2i or 60D?

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Aug 08, 2011 15:49 |  #2
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Shutter lag or was the buffer full?


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Aug 08, 2011 15:50 |  #3

$200 is pretty hefty to get what you owned back with nothing new. You know?
If the money allows, I'd suggest an upgrade. T2i or 60D doesn't really matter. Buy what comfortably fits your budget and skill set.
I assume since you said racetrack a high fps would be helpful. :P


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Aug 08, 2011 15:52 |  #4

are you still happy with your camera? if so i would spend the least amount possible to get back to your 'happy place'. if you feel the pull to upgrade, then take this as a sign and upgrade. but, that said, id upgrade significantly. you dont want to buy a new piece of equipment and then realize that you still feel stifled. personally, i adore my xsi and it has served me very well but i thinking at this point that it makes a fine little back-up. to each his own and only you know what is good for your situation.


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Aug 08, 2011 15:54 |  #5

eskimochaos wrote in post #12898576 (external link)
Shutter lag or was the buffer full?

Not sure what you mean by buffer full.

Carlwashere wrote in post #12898582 (external link)
$200 is pretty hefty to get what you owned back with nothing new. You know?
If the money allows, I'd suggest an upgrade. T2i or 60D doesn't really matter. Buy what comfortably fits your budget and skill set.
I assume since you said racetrack a high fps would be helpful. :P

High FPS would be nice but the XSi has done its job at the track. I currently have about $500 saved up, thats when I realized "it would be too hard to keep saving and have a really nice upgrade"




  
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Aug 08, 2011 15:57 |  #6

jessi west wrote in post #12898595 (external link)
are you still happy with your camera? if so i would spend the least amount possible to get back to your 'happy place'. if you feel the pull to upgrade, then take this as a sign and upgrade. but, that said, id upgrade significantly. you dont want to buy a new piece of equipment and then realize that you still feel stifled. personally, i adore my xsi and it has served me very well but i thinking at this point that it makes a fine little back-up. to each his own and only you know what is good for your situation.

I do ♥ my XSi, the main reason I have considered upgrading is because what happens if I drop $200 in the XSi, get it back and then 2 weeks later something else breaks




  
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Aug 08, 2011 15:57 |  #7

Shutter lag? What was your shutter speed as indicated by the internal light meter?
Were your images blurry?
What mode was your camera in?


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Aug 08, 2011 15:58 |  #8

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12898603 (external link)
Not sure what you mean by buffer full.

"Shutter lag" is a very generic term that could mean a dozen different things. When the camera has taken a number of pictures, they are stored in the camera's buffer before they are sent to the memory card. When the buffer becomes full, the camera will refuse to take more pictures until the ones it already has taken are transferred to your memory card.

Could you describe what you mean by "shutter lag"?


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Aug 08, 2011 15:59 |  #9

MT Stringer wrote in post #12898630 (external link)
Shutter lag? What was your shutter speed as indicated by the internal light meter?
Were your images blurry?
What mode was your camera in?

I have had it show up on as low as 1/40. The images that do it are a little OOF, and I am always in Manual. If needed I could take a few pics and upload one where the shutter is present




  
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Aug 08, 2011 15:59 |  #10

Well, I'm not you. That's my disclaimer for the following.

I'd blow that money on an upgrade to one of the newer rebel bodies. :D


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Aug 08, 2011 16:00 |  #11

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12898638 (external link)
I have had it show up on as low as 1/40. The images that do it are a little OOF, and I am always in Manual.

Had what show up? Out of focus? Doesn't sound like anything to do with the shutter...


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Aug 08, 2011 16:01 |  #12

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #12898637 (external link)
"Shutter lag" is a very generic term that could mean a dozen different things. When the camera has taken a number of pictures, they are stored in the camera's buffer before they are sent to the memory card. When the buffer becomes full, the camera will refuse to take more pictures until the ones it already has taken are transferred to your memory card.

Could you describe what you mean by "shutter lag"?

The shutter is present in some images.

Also, this just started happening after getting a new memory card




  
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Aug 08, 2011 16:02 |  #13

tigersharkdude wrote in post #12898655 (external link)
The shutter is present in some images.

...as in what? As in there's a literal black line over your images?

If so, then the body is essentially dead.


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Aug 08, 2011 16:07 |  #14

Just thinking what I would do.
Fresh battery,
Different memory card.
Different lens (or no lens at all)

Are you absolutely sure your lens is in auto focus. Depending on your custom function settings, the camera may slow or stop shooting until focus is achieved.

Set it on manual exposure and rip off a about 20 frames at 1/1000 sec shutter speed. Did it work?

Shutter showing in picture? Were you using flash when this happened?

End of thinking for the moment.


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Aug 08, 2011 16:11 |  #15

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Had what show up? Out of focus? Doesn't sound like anything to do with the shutter...

I just leaned outside with the camera, took 6 pictures. This is the 6 picture, and the black object is what I am describing. If its not the shutter, I do apologize. I dont have any friends who are into photography that I can show this to and ask about . Also, this happens in both burst mode or single shot (not every picture, but some)


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