Nikon 8700 very slow sutter response?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by 10-4, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. 10-4

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    I'm checking out a Nikon 8700 for a friend of mine, he's not very happy with
    it. The shutter response is very slow! My Fujifilm 2.0 meg camera reacts
    faster.
    He wanted it for some sports photography, soccer, karate, etc. I've been
    playing with it, and I'm not impressed with it. I also can't seem to find
    any kind of sports mode. There's a night mode, but no sports mode?
    Any suggestions or thoughts on this camera would be appreciated.
    Please email direct...........

     
    10-4, Jan 1, 2006
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  2. Turn continuous AF off if on. In the setup menu set for fast release of the
    shutter under monitor options. Use shutter priority and use the shutter
    button half-press technique to prefocus on something close to your intended
    subject.
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jan 1, 2006
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  3. 10-4

    10-4 Guest

    Thanks for the info, I'll give that a try.......

    Lou
     
    10-4, Jan 1, 2006
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  4. And use the HIshg-speed continuous shooting mode. BTW, the 8800 has a
    psorts mode. Unfortuantely, all the modes are "hard-wired" and if you
    use one, you cannot override any of the settings.
     
    Barry L. Wallis, Jan 1, 2006
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