First Post and Question about Lag.

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by divided, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. divided

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    What ive seen of digital camera's (at least the lower end ones ive used) when you take the picture there is a slight lag before the photo is actually taken. This obviously isn’t the case with normal 35mm cameras. Is this the case with the xti? or any higher end digital slr?
     
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    Its not the case, dslr's react just like slr's.
     
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    thanks! Is this true for all digital slrs?
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yes. Point and shoot cameras as well as bridge cameras have this problem but are improving on it, but SLRs and DSLRs do not have this issue.
     
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    What has been said is correct, but it should be noted that if you don't pre-focus before you fully depress the shutter it will take the extra time to focus. Otherwise it is immediate, and there is no lag. :)
     
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    FWIW "lag" isn't just a digital thing... several 35mm autofocus point-&-shoots suffered from "lag" between pressing the button and capturing the image too.
     
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    The caveat is that it is true for all auto-focus cameras.
    If you have an old school slr, such as a Nikon FM2, Pentax K1000 or a camera like the Olympus XA2, then there is no lag.
     

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