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09-27-2010, 02:04 PM   #16
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Because we're not all as smart as you, or should that be "smart arse?"
Yeah, that would have been "smart ass'.
I try not to do it very often.

And now, back to bashing Pentax.

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Yeah, that would have been "smart ass'.
I try not to do it very often.

And now, back to bashing Pentax.
"ASS" is a four legged creature, a bit like a donkey.

Queens English and all that....
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Ok...that was what I had been suspecting, it is due to the DFS...so, on bodies like saaaaay, a K-5 where we can (maybe) turn it off then the delay will be a lot less? Leaving DFS to me if I choose to use a reference shot and do it myself in post? DFS is sorta magic to me and I only learned about it this year.
Yup. If you time your "long saving", you'll find it to typically be exactly the same time as whatever the exposure is.

e.g. after a 35 second bulb exposure, the camera will be unusable for another 35 seconds. Same for non-bulb exposures starting somewhere in the 3-6 second range.

Currently forced auto-DFS applies to the K20D and K-7, not sure about any of the x00 series and of the K-m/K-x.
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Yup. If you time your "long saving", you'll find it to typically be exactly the same time as whatever the exposure is.

e.g. after a 35 second bulb exposure, the camera will be unusable for another 35 seconds. Same for non-bulb exposures starting somewhere in the 3-6 second range.

Currently forced auto-DFS applies to the K20D and K-7, not sure about any of the x00 series and of the K-m/K-x.
EXACTLY what I found out...I did time it out of curiosity one day...I wanted to get some times to have a rough idea how long I would need to wait before the next shot...it was a fireworks night. So what i did was try longer exposures in hopes of getting multiple explosions then would grab a fresh mug of coffee...

I appreciate the explanations about the whole DFS and how it does affect the processing time by the camera in saving the image file. And also for confirming that a reference shot combined with the ability to disable the DFS could really improve the speed and let me grab more shots.

Nice info and thanks for the explanations!!

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"ASS" is a four legged creature, a bit like a donkey.

Queens English and all that....
Pardon me, I type with an accent.
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Pardon me, I type with an accent.
You surely do from that part of the world, I flew into Baltimore a long time ago but never went any further south. One day we'll explore that part of the US.
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