Nikon 5700 too slow for shooting animal pix

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Flierbk, Aug 3, 2003.

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    Flierbk Guest

    Trying to take pictures of family pets and they move by the time the darn
    camera finally takes the picture, long delay between pushing button and
    actually getting picture,,,,, any thoughts to help this situation?

    Flierbk, Aug 3, 2003
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    MarkH Guest

    Buy a D-SLR?

    Set the camera to manual focus (saves heaps of time)?

    Anticipate better?

    Seriously I have taken thousands of action pics with a Nikon Coolpix 950
    and the one thing that I wouldn’t consider using is autofocus.

    On the other hand my new Canon 10D can take fast action pix using

    Remember the depth of focus is pretty big on the 5700, so you can get away
    with quite a bit of leeway when taking pictures with manual focus.
    MarkH, Aug 3, 2003
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    Get a D100, or failing that try pre-focusing, but it'll still be a pain in
    the butt.
    Gavin Cato, Aug 3, 2003
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    First, it would help to know what settings you are using and in what
    environment. Second, have you read the fabulous manual to understand the
    features of the 5700 which are there to assist you? Specifically, the 5700
    has a set-up option called Shutter Release Speed. When set to Quick
    Response the lag time will be reduced at the expense of the quality of the
    image in the EVF or LCD monitor. Note that the internal speedlight will be
    disabled. See pp 126-127 of the manual. The 5700 also has the AE/AF lock
    button on the left side of the barrel which you can hold down to lock
    exposure and focus info in situations where these won't vary much. Infinity
    focus can also be tried as well as using full manual settings, including
    focus as a last resort.

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    Ed Ruf, Aug 3, 2003
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    ralford Guest

    ralford, Aug 4, 2003
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