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Sep 01, 2009 23:10 |  #16

twoshadows wrote in post #8566660 (external link)
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.

the 5d is like a bare bones IQ monster :D.

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Sep 01, 2009 23:11 |  #17

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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.

now that's odd. i wonder why that is?

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Sep 01, 2009 23:14 |  #18

ed rader wrote in post #8566681 (external link)
the 5d is like a bare bones IQ monster :D.

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Yes indeed :) .


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Sep 01, 2009 23:16 |  #19

One of the sites, either dpreview or imageresource, had a table comparing 7D to other bodies and shutter response was one of the data points.


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Sep 01, 2009 23:18 |  #20

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One of the sites, either dpreview or imageresource, had a table comparing 7D to other bodies and shutter response was one of the data points.

I got .064 from imageresource...


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Sep 01, 2009 23:19 |  #21

ed rader wrote in post #8566687 (external link)
now that's odd. i wonder why that is?

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The focus screen is a transparent display panel which means electrical connections and a less simple removal/installaton process. But being able to hide unused AF points and show grid lines is kinda cool.


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Sep 01, 2009 23:41 |  #22

ed rader wrote in post #8566687 (external link)
now that's odd. i wonder why that is?

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I believe because it has an overlay screen to display the focus points.


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Sep 01, 2009 23:52 |  #23

pcunite wrote in post #8566678 (external link)
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.

Really? Even the 40D has that! But I guess we can't have it all.


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Sep 01, 2009 23:55 |  #24

twoshadows wrote in post #8566724 (external link)
I got .064 from imageresource...

I suppose thats important if you're interested in shooting lightening strikes, and bullets mid launch. For anything else, you should be able to track and shoot a little before. It'll be a growing pain for sure; especially if you're shooting RAW. (it should last you a whole 2.3 seconds before it starts to buffer) I think if anything, that would be the more pressing issue.


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Sep 02, 2009 00:17 |  #25

Patriks7 wrote in post #8566858 (external link)
Really? Even the 40D has that! But I guess we can't have it all.

There is a reason for it...


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Sep 02, 2009 01:20 |  #26

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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Sep 02, 2009 02:52 |  #27

wow talk about picky.

I am sorry if anyone ever thinks that the shutter lag being slower than an older camera is a sign of canon going backwards.

If you are ever serious about this stuff, you would look at ALL the specs and not pick up on one.


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Sep 02, 2009 10:17 |  #28

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wow talk about picky.

I am sorry if anyone ever thinks that the shutter lag being slower than an older camera is a sign of canon going backwards.

If you are ever serious about this stuff, you would look at ALL the specs and not pick up on one.

Nah, not being picky :) . Shutter lag is an important spec (to some) which is why it is tested and put in reviews. I shoot a lot of fast action and candids and I don't want to have to anticipate as much. Or, put another way, a shorter shutter lag means more consistent action/street candid photos.

And, well, i don't know how serious I am about this stuff. i only make a living with my equipment (rolls eyes). Some people don't think shutter lag is important and I can understand that. But there are many who do. To each their own, I guess...


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Sep 02, 2009 10:37 |  #29

twoshadows wrote in post #8569195 (external link)
Nah, not being picky . Shutter lag is an important spec (to some) which is why it is tested and put in reviews. I shoot a lot of fast action and candids and I don't want to have to anticipate as much. Or, put another way, a shorter shutter lag means more consistent action/street candid photos.

Except that stats are often not the whole story. So long as they are not too far apart on paper, the subjective feel of the shutter button is likely to make a bigger difference.


FWIW:
I don't see shutter lag listed on the canon site, maybe I'm missing it.

Rob Galbraith's review says 59ms shutter lag.

imaging-resource.com's review says "The Canon 7D's full autofocus shutter response is excellent at 0.107 second using our standard single-point AF test: It's faster than the 50D, and handily beats the Nikon D300."


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Sep 02, 2009 10:48 |  #30

I wasn't talking about the full autofocus shutter response 'cause that takes into account the lens' AF as well (Although the results are interesting :) ). This is what I was talking about:

"Prefocusing" the camera by half-pressing and holding down the shutter button before the final exposure results in a lag time of only 0.064 second, which is very fast indeed. (Albeit 7 milliseconds slower than the D300.) "

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