I do not have experience yet with digital SLR. One thing that made me move from consumer digicam to SLR is shutter lag. Now that i'm thinking of getting back to digital i'd like to know how do you find the shutter lag of D1x to either F80 or F100. Also how's the speed of the AF of D1X compared to F100 since both of them are using CAM1300. I'm very interested with the new D100 but felt a little bad that it has used CAM900 than CAM1300. I moved from F80 to F100 because F100 has shorter shutter lag and faster autofocus.
#1. "RE: shutter lag ???" | In response to Reply # 0golivar Registered since 18th Feb 2002Tue 14-May-02 08:45 PM
Hi Raymond, as far as I can tell there is pretty much no shutter lag on my D1H. If there is, I don't notice it, and it's probably in the hundredths of a second. I felt no difference between this camera's shutter and that of my N80.
The AF is very fast; seems just as fast as F5s and F100s I've tried. It's definitely faster than my N80, and I never really thought my N80 was that slow in the first place. The D1H handles my 80-200 f2.8 (non-AFS) pretty dang well.
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#2. "RE: shutter lag ???" | In response to Reply # 1raymond Basic MemberWed 15-May-02 02:08 AM
Thanks for the info. Its understandable why your D1H is better in shutter lag times and in autofocus. D1H is using CAM1300 while N80 is using CAM900 (same with the one that will be used with D100). Anyway, you pretty much answered my question already so performance of D100 will really be almost same as N80 and that if i want the AF speed and almost none shatter lag of F100 then i should go with D1X/H. Again thank you!
#3. "RE: shutter lag ???" | In response to Reply # 2stevelew47 Basic MemberThu 16-May-02 12:44 AM
There is a shutter lag with the D1X. It's only a fraction of a second, but it's enough to cause the subject to blink or move. Maybe it's the time for the camera to turn on from standby and to fire the shutter. The F100 fires immediately. The D1X is still a great camera but the pause before firing is enough to cause you to miss a shot.
I used the camera for the first time today, taking portraits of 30 lawyers. Usually the first shot didn't count because of the delay, but the next 3-4 shots were fine. Fun to use and you can see the results immediately. The 192meg card gave me about 70 shots even though it said I only had 59 shots at the start.