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Having trouble with my camer shooting slow between pictures

Im having trouble with my camera being very slow between pictures.
Shooting a wedding party walking out and I need to be quick and the
camera will not shoot fast enough, every other picture is dark. My card
is a compact Flash Hi Speed 4g

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You might have a USB virus or spyware infection in the memory card. I suggest you have Kodak develop the pictures then wipe the memory card clean. And the pictures might be dark because of the camera settings and or the development quality. Try resetting the camera. Hope this works.

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