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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Re: Slow manual Shutter
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.
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I could be that your lens isn't focusing. If the Auto focus can't find something to focus on the shutter won't fire. If you are shooting in low light sometimes it has trouble try shooting something that is well lit. also your auto focus point may be somewhere other than the center. there is a button on the top of your camera that looks like this [ ][ ] [ ] [ ] More or less that will switch where your focus point is. If you look in the view finder and see a red dot when you push on the shutter button that is your focus point. push the above button until the red dot is in the centre. that may fix your problem.
You should be able to set the flash to off, auto, auto with redeye, slow-shutter sync, and forced flash on. The last two should give you the results you're looking for. If these aren't available in manual mode, get out of manual mode.
Not sure what you are really asking here as it would depend on the settings you have selected to use.
For instance if your ISO ) ASA film speed) is set to 64 and you have an aperture priority setting of say 6 then the shutter will go clllllllllickkkkk ( be slow say 1/30th of a second. As opposed to say ISO of 200 and an aperture of 16 the camera will go cliick now if you select ISO 400 and aperture of 16 the camera will clk This is the "sports type setting for fast moving objects ) I am presuming daylight average light for the above after 4pm or in some shade areas shutter speed can also be delayed and the picture result is blurred due to camera shake at low speeds. then u need a tripod
Now what have you selected as an amateur snapshot artist? Day night settings AUTO ISO 100 + ........ portratit landscape night
Any of these settings on auto will also be delayed depending on ISO and the amount of ambiant light available to the camera. So you need to get to know your cameraq by practice
Some settings ( see manual) suggest using shutter priority to get good pics Others suggest aperture priority.
It might be better for you to get a basic digital photography book to help you understand and compose good pics ( Digital photography for dummies ( or DP basics)
Hers a tip worth remembering with apertures
Smaller the number larger the hole(aperture) Larger the number smaller the aperture
larger hole for lower light smaller hole for very bright light
so experiment with aperture to be familiar on what to select for the degree of light then test different ISO speeds and keep notes.
When you use zoom increase the EV by 1+ and see what the difference is to standard distance
All great fun and learning and now cheaper because you dont have to pay for film or development to see what creative pics you have made!
So perhaps the camera does not have a problem, it just has you, and
you need to bond so Good Luck and ,many happy snappy hours of fun
Are you sure you aren't in the delay setting in drive mode? This camera has 2 delay settings, one for 2 seconds between when you press the shutter and when it takes the photo, and one with 10 seconds delay - often used when you want to be in the photo (e.g. self-portrait or group photo).
If you aren't in the delay mode, then I need to know more about your settings. What shooting mode are you using? What type of photo are you trying to take (portrait, landscape, sports)? Are you shooting indoors, outdoors, bright sunlight, overcast, etc.?
On the back of the camera to the Right of the LCD there is a up-down-left-right-center switch. push the up one. (Labeled ISO) then use the same selector switch to select the ISO you want and then press the shutter half way down. If you are shooting in a low light situation, the auto focus sometimes will not work. Change the switch on the lens from AF to MF and focus manually.
You may try this. Reset all in the menu setup. What you will be doing to to reset all the settings back to factory settings. Then you will want to go through the settings and reset them the way you prefer.
don't get too far ahead of your self-leave camera on auto mode-put lens on a and hold button half down to let camera autofocus-learn how to use a continous mode to take multiple shots more important than playing with shutter speeds for now
One Shot AF will focus on something and stop the AF process. One Shot AF will not fire the shutter until the lens is in focus with something. This AF mode is available in some PIC modes, like Macro mode, I think.
AI Servo AF will not lock the focus, and if the subject or the camera moves, the camera will continue to seek a sharp focus. Servo AF will allow the shutter to fire whether in focus on not. This is mode only available in the Sports PIC mode.
AI Focus starts out in One Shot AF, but if it detects subject movement it switches to AI Servo. It does not switch back to One Shot unless you release the shutter button and start over. This mode is available in P, Tv, Av, M and probably some PIC modes.
The DRebel defaults to the AI Focus in most modes but switches very easily into Servo. Much easier than any other EOS camera I've used. In fact, too easily for most people. For example if the camera locks focus and you them move the focus manually (only on lenses with FTM), or sometimes if you zoom, or even pan the camera; all of these can force the camera to switch to Servo when you don't really want it to. The Wasia (Russian) firmware hack can force the camera to stay in One Shot, but it can't force the camera to start out in Servo.