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Shutters lags for 1-2 seconds then takes picture. Nikon D200. Thanks L.C

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Does it still lag with the use of the flash?

Not sure this is a camera issue because I dont know the level of expertise you have with the functions of your camera or your knowledge of photography. So no insult intended...If your in low light or indoors, try using the flash or change to a higher ISO.

Does this help?

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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