Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

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Slow manual Shutter

I have a Digital EOS and when I take pics in the auto setting, it works fine. When I switch to any of the manual settings, there is an almost 2 sec delay, followed by the normal shutter. I try to keep the Exp. at 0, but it doesn't seem to change anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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  • thebubba50 Jul 17, 2008

    The shutter speed is right for the light conditions, but before the that shutter click, there is a single shutter click, viewfinder goes black, and then the standard click for the picture.

    Timer is disabled.


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Hi
Couple of things.
1.On the 'manual settings' the setting could be set to a very slow shutter speed. Which means the shutter will stay open londer to let in more light and close when the required light is taken in. You may notice this in Aperture priority as well as shutter and in low light even more so. You need to adjust the shutter speed, or aperture. You have not mentioned how the picture come out so it is a little harder to pin it down, but i suspect they are very washed out or very dark. If they are well exposed and sharp, you have no worries. You have the setting correct for the given subject and lighting.

2. You may have the timer set. Depending on your model of camera this may vary. The timer does not engage in full auto by default. The timer is normally shown on the scree as a little stopwatch like icon when engaged. A model number may help in narrowing down a solution shoul it not be the timer.

Regards

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

  • Glenn Upton-Fletcher Jul 17, 2008

    Hi
    Have you checked on the timer setting?
    Another thing to check on is to see if you have "mirror lock up" engaged normaly found under custom functions.
    Waht model of camera do you have?

    Regards


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