D90 continuous shooting

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  1. Jay30

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    For some reason I can't get it to work. I've had the camera for a week or two and I'm wondering if my SD card is to slow. I have a SanDisk Extreme 3 4gb.

    I set it on continuous mode and it shoot the same speed as single shot. I read the owners manual and I think it should be working.
     
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    Could be the card, but it could also be the noise reduction and active D-lighting settings. If the camera is having to do a lot of stuff to the photos, that will slow it down. Try turning off the D-lighting and see what that does.
     
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    Still slow.


    The more I read the more I think it's my card. It's just a SD not HC
     
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    Extreme III should be plenty of card. I use them in all of my cameras.
     
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    I've had an issue with my D90 as well where sometimes it will shoot very slow continuous. When I first got it I could fire off 20 frames at full speed before the buffer would fill and that was on jpg normal. For some reason I just can't replicate that now... same settings as before even. I turn active D-lighting off and noise reduction off and I still only get 5 pictures in the buffer. This is all with the same memory card too. It's not a very fast memory card to begin with, but I don't know what would explain getting 20 pictures in the buffer at one point vs. 5 pictures in the buffer later. If I understand it correctly.. shouldn't the memory card's speed only come into play after the buffer fills?

    Occasionally I get full speed continuous for those 5 frames in the buffer but it seems to be random and I can't reproduce the change in speed reliably.
     
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    Idk about the d90, but on the d5000 you can't use burst mode with the cameras flash.
     
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    what mode is it in? i hav the same camera and have figured out it it can affect the speed, say if your in Apeture pri. and the camera choses a slower shutter speed... try going to Shutter pri. and set a fast shutter speed and see if it works just to make sure thats not your problem
     
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    Also, instead of deleting photos, try formatting the card. That helps make the file system more efficient.

    Another thing you can try is switch to JPG-Fine mode to rule out any mechanical issues.

    Keep in mind too that due to different content in the frame, the size of the files may vary. Try shooting a solid color to keep the size of the image more similar.

    Not sure about the D90, but there may be a CH (continuous high speed) and a CL (continuous low speed) setting on your camera. It may be set to CL. Also, keep in mind that CH on a D90 is 3fps, IIRC...
     
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    I usually shoot in manual and was using the same settings with a pretty quick shutter speed for all of them. It was surely more than 1/5 of a second (seeing as the d90 can get 4.5 fps). The flash is not raised. Also shooting in continuous high speed mode.
     
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    the D90 in CH shoots 4.5, and for CL you can ajust the rate you want
     
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    Use S mode, set shutter speed to 1/100, focus on blank wall, switch to manual focus, shoot away. It shouldn't have a problem. The reason it is most likely not shooting at 4.5fps is because it is focussing between shots or the shutter speed is too low.
     
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    yes i forgot i had a time fiddleing with that make sure its not on continous AF
     

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