#7737 - 05/23/0209:39 PMThe Problem with Digital Cameras...
I have a digital camera, a Kodak dc280, not a bad machine, it has taken almost four thousand pictures, but it shares a problem I have seen in every other digital camera I have picked up :<br><br> When I press the button, I want to take a picture NOW ! What I am attempting to photograph may not be the same one-half second or whole second from now.<br><br> Does anyone out there have a camera that lacks the sub-second delay ? It makes it kind of hard to capture any action, unless I can acquire the ability to predict just a tiny bit into the future.....<br><br>
Although I don't own a digital camera, I have played with a few and your issue is a serious one for some - another reason I haven't purchased one, as yet. It would seem you have to buy highend units to avoid the lag. But we're talking megabucks! For now, I'll stick with film.<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
I have a camera probably similar to your own. I got one of those Kodak 'Fruit' Cameras, that matched the 'fruity' iMacs of the day.<br><br>Yes, it does get on my nerves sometimes that you go to push for a picture and it says, "One sec please". However, most moderate priced norma//consumer cameras do the same thing: the auto-focus just wait one sec please.<br><br>The way around it? I know it sounds weird, but: anticipate. When your brains says, "Gee, this could make a really good picture.. I think I'll push NOW!", change that phrase to, "I think a good one or two are coming up.. NOW.. and NOW.."<br><br>You take two or three pics instead of one, but since they're digital, so who cares? Plus, you can check to see if you got it, and in many situations you can simply try again-- WHICH TO ME-- makes a normal, quick camera useless.<br><br>So I guess I'm saying.. use the 'force'..<br><br>I'm approaching 2000 pix on such a camera, and my photography has improved dramatically.<br><br>twocents and a :-)<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
Maybe the solution is to pretend we are Japaneese tourists and carry one of each kind of camera around. <br><br>1 digital, 1 regular film camera and of course a video camera.<br><br>um.. no arms left to take the pic. <br><br><br><br>
True story. A few years ago we were sailing and a sightseeing boat came along side very close. On board there had to be a couple hundred Japaneese tourists, all with cameras of course. They were snapping pretty pictures of our boat when my brother pulled his pants down and mooned them. There was such a rush to the side to get a closer pic of my brother that the boat nearly went on its side. <br><br>Somewhere in Japan there are hundreds of pics of my bro's butt. <br><br><br><br>
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