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How to stop delay.

I take pics of dogs in shelter and when I press to shot, it has a second or more delay. By that time the dog has moved and the shot is lost. What am I doing wrong? Can I set something that will immediately take pic with hesitation?

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It sound like your ISO speed is set too low. I would bet you're taking pictures inside a building with few or not ambient light. Try changing the ISO to 400 or 800. You might also consider using the flash.

I hope this helps! Please post rating, if it does.
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