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When useing under water the shutter was so slow, when frameing a shot of a fish. By the time the shutter operated the fish was gone. can we lock the focus so it takes the picture quicker.

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  • mwmrmick Jul 04, 2010



    This camera dont have a half way focus lock. I know about that with other cameras but this just operates shutter

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By pressing the shutter button half-way until the camera "beeps", you lock in the focus. However, underwater in a waterproof housing, I'm not sure you can hear the beep.

Posted on Jul 03, 2010

  • Ty Price Jul 04, 2010

    After reading the instruction sheet, I can see what you mean. Unlike every other point and shoot camera in the world, this camera doesn't have a half-press focus lock. That means that you can't take action shots of anything moving. Oh well, at least it works reasonably well under water without leaking.

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I have a role of film w/ 15 shots and I need to finish the rest, how do I use it if it already been roled up


If the film has already been rewound into the cartridge then you need to use a film leader retriever to fish out the end of it again. You then load the film in the usual way and then in total darkness and without flash, fire the shutter 16 times and wind the film on between each shot. You need to waste an image to preserve those already on the film.

Note that you'll then have to tell the minilab operator what you've done: automatic processing equipment will look at the first few developed negatives to determine the frame spacing. When there's a gap halfway along the frame spacing will likely be out of register with the rest of the film, so you may end up with prints of half on e frame and half another. Also when the machine slices your negs into strips, it may cut halfway through some of the resumed shots. All this attention counts as special processing so may cost more.

But to be honest, the tool and the special processing is going to cost more than just losing the unused shots. Just get what you already have developed and printed and slap a new roll of film in the camera.

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I didnt use all of my film but i pressed the rewind button and when i turned it on the film rewond on its own. what do i do?


Nothing. You pressed the rewind button and the film rewound: it didn't do so "on its own", it just did what you told it to.

Get it developed and put another film in and don't make the same mistake twice.

You can buy a film leader retriever which fishes out the end of the film from the canister enabling you to reload it, but you need to remember exactly which frame you were at. To get it back to the correct position you then set the camera to fully manual and using the fastest shutter speed and smallest aperture, leave the lens cap on and cover the viewfinder and away from bright light you fire the shutter until the counter reads one lower than you were last at (if your frame counter counts down to zero shots remaining). If the subsequent shots don't register exactly with the old shots, the automatic film processing machinery will likely cut into some frames when cutting the negs into strips. You'll also find that a leader retriever costs more than another roll of film and can take some skill to use.

In summary, your Minolta 7000 is behaving exactly as designed and the cheapest fix is to just drop in a new roll of film.

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I mounted the Canon 580EX II to my Canon 5D Mark II. When I using Manual Mode, I can't set the shutter speed more faster then 1/200 sec. Is this problem normal/limitation of it?


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At higher speeds, the shutter is never fully exposed: before the first shutter curtain has finished travelling across the frame, the second one has stated it's journey. All SLR's have this issue and on some older models you could only use a maximum 1/60th of a second.

In practice though, in dark conditions the "slow" shutter speed does not affect exposure as the true exposure will be determined by how much light the flash puts out, and it puts this light out in as little as 50 microseconds (50 millionths of a second) for a modern electronic flash bulb.

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For playback, you can use the same camera with a remote control.  Just press play, then just before the swing press pause.  Then use the frame advance button to move 1 frame at a time.  Multiple presses of the frame button will increase the speed... to slow motion.  

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You have camera shutter problem if battery is good.
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Accessing Continuous Mode


Some details first...
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  • Shooting will slow when memory buffer fills.
Setting to continuous...
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