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The shutter speed seems very slow. It's almost impossible to take simultaneous shots as you would perhaps for shooting sport or something similar. What can I do to improve it?

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Check how full your memory is. The fuller it is the longer the camera takes to store the image. If you are using the flash, it also takes time to recharge and as the battery drains it takes longer.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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    Check how full your memory is. The fuller it is the longer the camera takes to store the image. If you are using the flash, it also takes time to recharge and as the battery drains it takes longer.

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What mode are you shooting in? It seems you may either have your shutter speed set manually to a slow speed or, alternatively you have set your apperture set to a high number e.g f/20 or there abouts. Because this is a very narrow apperture the camera will compensate by using a slow shutter speed.
Try some shots in fully automatic mode and see what happens. With a slow shutter speed you can expect any movement to produce blurred images.

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If you are seeing motion blur in your photos, the shutter speed may be too long. Are you shooting in very low light? Are you moving the camera while taking these shots?
Try switching the camera to shutter-priority (Tv) mode, and using the dial to choose a shutter speed like 1/100 or 1/250. If your shots are too dark unless you use something like 1/40 or 1/30 (or lower), then you'd need to use flash.

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Shoot at speed


The sports mode on a DSLR just picks high ISO and fast shutter speeds for you. Go Karts are very fast subject to focus on, so there are two techniques you can try.

One is to set your focus to manual mode and pre focus a point where the car will pass through. Set the camera to multi shot mode and just before the kart gets to the pre-determined point, hit the shutter button. The camera will fire off a few shots, then review later on a computer to chooset the best one out of the sequence.

Another way is set your focus mode for AI-Servo or Focus Tracking mode, this will enable the lens to track moving subjects (as single shot mode is way to slow to keep up with karts). Go to the slowest part of the track to get more sucess.

One problem you maybe having is that the shutter speed is too slow for karts. Being indoors the lighting will be very poor, so a super high ISO rating will need to be used to get faster shutter speeds. Having a lens with a very wide aperture (like f2 of f2.8 or even less) will enable you to get faster shutter speeds because they let in more light.

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Sports mode gives you a high shutter speed. Continuous just allows the camera to keep taking pictures as long as you hold the shutter button and keep the autofocus moving.
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If you move from mode to mode, the camera will remember the settings from the last time you were in that mode and reset to them. This is handy if you are in shutter priority shooting sports at a high shutter speed, and then want to take a picture of something that's not moving fast, like the crowd. You just pop it into aperature priority with a remembered settings of a higher f stop.

I use this to shoot the scoreboard, which has a fairly slow refresh rate and usually comes up blank if I shoot it at a shutter speed higher than about 1/100.

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Canon support is the only place to help you here.
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This colud be a failure elsewhere in the circuitry- something you cannot f ix.
So do a thorough check of what you are doing[we all forget stuff]
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