Minolta Dimag A200

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by tom, Oct 2, 2006.

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    tom Guest

    I have a Minolta Dimag A200. I need to take fast, action shots. I cannot
    get the shutter to release quick enough to capture the action.

    Any help on setting this, if possible, would really be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    tom, Oct 2, 2006
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    Whiskers Guest

    'Shutter lag' is a universal 'feature' of compact digital cameras.
    Anticipation is the only thing that works: get to know how long it takes
    between you squeezing the button and the picture being taken, so that when
    you expect something to happen you can squeeze the button that much in
    advance. Much easier said than done.
    Whiskers, Oct 2, 2006
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    tom Guest

    Thank you "Whiskers". I was so used to regular shooting, I guess there is a
    big trade off with this photography.
    tom, Oct 2, 2006
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    RichG Guest

    If your subjects are a known distance ( or more ) away ( I shoot a lot of
    junior football pix from the stands )...I set the focus on "manual" and set
    the longest distance...which generally is 15 meters or 49 feet.

    ALL of these shots are longer than that. That allows me to "snap" the shot
    quicker, since I don't have to wait for the half/stop button to focus first.
    The 12 x zoom helps to bring me in close, obviously.

    Then, as was said earlier...anticipation is what works. I've got footballs
    stopped in the air; volley balls flying and birds diving into the water...
    dead stopped as they splash.......with that method. Luck plays a roll every
    time, of course.

    Another setting that helps is to use a "burst mode" which shoots three
    quick shots at different settings.
    ......Sony DSC-H2...

    Take a look at Action Shots1 on the MSN Digital Photography Club group
    linked below.
    RichG TX/IL
    RichG, Oct 30, 2006
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