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08-20-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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HELP: Camera Shutter Lag

Hi guys,

I noticed something strange during my recent trip! My camera is having shutter lag.. I mean when I press the shutter button, there's a delay before the camera shutter moves.. I think more or less a second..

I never had this problem before.. Last time I used it the shutter button and shutter itself don't have delays.. Now it does..

Any idea to fix this up?

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If your using the flash turn off the red-eye reduction.
Otherwise I don't know.
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Exactly what camera are you using?

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Are you using an auto-focus lens? Is the lens auto-focusing correctly?

Have you checked the AF/MF switch on your K100 Super body? Is it possible that the switch is in the MF position?

Or do you have the 2 second timer on?

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"Normal" shutter lag is mostly a matter of the time it takes the camera to autofocus. Some scenes take longer to focus than others, some lenses are faster than others, and focus is slower with weaker batteries. So all of those are possibilities.

Beyond that, yes, some flash modes add extra time, and the 2 second timer adds, well, 2 seconds.

You'll have to be more specific about what camera, what lens, whether the flash is up, what modes you are using, etc.
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I'm in in M-mode with AF using kit lens.. It's in the midlle of the day and the focus confirm was there.. I didn't use the flash or timer too.. Do you think I should let the service center take a look at my camera body?

By the way, am using a K100D Super. It also happened even if I use my FA 50mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by DJey Quote
I'm in in M-mode with AF using kit lens.. It's in the midlle of the day and the focus confirm was there.. I didn't use the flash or timer too.. Do you think I should let the service center take a look at my camera body?
If you're saying the shutter takes a second to fire after the focus confirm comes on, then yes, that sounds like something is wrong. I'm still at least a little suspicious that there is some other setting we aren't thinking of that is causing this, but I'm stumped.
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It's not "focus trap" is it? i.e. shutter will not fire 'til subject is in focus, I use pre focus method intentionally with manual lenses and fast sports subjects.


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AF with no timer and no flash...
Does the mirror go up once you fully press the shutter and then delay in taking the photo, or do you need to keep the button held down for that second to get it to go up and take the photo?

It's a little wierd...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
AF with no timer and no flash...
Does the mirror go up once you fully press the shutter and then delay in taking the photo, or do you need to keep the button held down for that second to get it to go up and take the photo?

It's a little wierd...
need to keep the button held down for that second to get it to go up and take the photo?
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