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Peter wrote:

 

My room with three spotlights turned on. The place looks similar to the left one http://media1.linabythebay.se/2014/12/styling-apartment4.jpg . I used 1/40 sec, f2,8 and ISO 3200 to get a good exposure with my 7D.


Which is the good one? Not the "After" picture, surely, with those blown highlights.

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@Peter wrote:

A bug with the new M5. 1-3 seconds delay when using flash in manual mode and manual focus.


Cannot speak for the M5, but my M3 has a much longer flash recharge time than my T5.  I have never measured it, but I did test it when I first bouight the camera.  It was about 5-10 seconds between shots.

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@Waddizzle wrote:

@Peter wrote:

A bug with the new M5. 1-3 seconds delay when using flash in manual mode and manual focus.


Cannot speak for the M5, but my M3 has a much longer flash recharge time than my T5.  I have never measured it, but I did test it when I first bouight the camera.  It was about 5-10 seconds between shots.


They're probably trying to minimize the peak load on the battery, always a concern with an EVF camera. But you'd use an external flash anyway, wouldn't you?

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@RobertTheFat wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

@Peter wrote:

A bug with the new M5. 1-3 seconds delay when using flash in manual mode and manual focus.


Cannot speak for the M5, but my M3 has a much longer flash recharge time than my T5.  I have never measured it, but I did test it when I first bouight the camera.  It was about 5-10 seconds between shots.


They're probably trying to minimize the peak load on the battery, always a concern with an EVF camera. But you'd use an external flash anyway, wouldn't you?


Makes sense.  I'm sure using the internal flash would drain the battery even more quickly.

 

If I used an external flash at all, it would have to be a fairly small flash.  Something as large as a 430EX would only throw off the balance of the camera, even though the camera body is surprisingly weighty for its' size. 

 

My M3 has two primary uses.  It is great for shooting stacked macro photos, with its' focus peaking display.  It's also great to use as a walk around camera with a wide angle, manual focus lens, when you want to travel small.  I picked the M Series over the G Series for the interchangeable lenses, which I assume means it is far more serviceable.

 

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@RobertTheFat wrote:

@Peter wrote:

 

My room with three spotlights turned on. The place looks similar to the left one http://media1.linabythebay.se/2014/12/styling-apartment4.jpg . I used 1/40 sec, f2,8 and ISO 3200 to get a good exposure with my 7D.


Which is the good one? Not the "After" picture, surely, with those blown highlights.


You missunderstand. Not my room, not M5 and no flash used. It was an answer about the 7D and the "can't take 8 f/s when you don't point the camera at something white".

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@RobertTheFat wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

@Peter wrote:

A bug with the new M5. 1-3 seconds delay when using flash in manual mode and manual focus.


Cannot speak for the M5, but my M3 has a much longer flash recharge time than my T5.  I have never measured it, but I did test it when I first bouight the camera.  It was about 5-10 seconds between shots.


They're probably trying to minimize the peak load on the battery, always a concern with an EVF camera. But you'd use an external flash anyway, wouldn't you?


External flash, internal flash, same thing happens. Easy way is to check:

1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 1600, manual focus and lens cap on compared with 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 1600, manual focus and lens cap on and flash turned on. Same OS in M5 and M3, so the lens cap test will also work with the M3.

Not often I take pictures with flash in dark environment, but it happens. For example here:
https://kameratrollet.se/2015/09/16/inuti-varn-1512/
https://kameratrollet.se/2015/11/01/observationsvarn-1514/

 

Maybe works in this light condition:
https://kameratrollet.se/2013/07/01/modellbild-med-kanticha-chumma/

It is not the sunlight that hits her but the light from a speedlite.

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@Peter wrote:

 

It was an answer about the 7D and the "can't take 8 f/s when you don't point the camera at something white".


OMG, the 7D can't shoot 8 fps when you are taking a picture of NOTHING but a white wall. I demand an immediate refund, despite of over 5 years and thousands of successful sports and wildlife photos. Now that I know it can't shoot a white wall at 8 fps, it is clear to me that the camera is worthless and I want my money back!

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@Peter wrote:

@RobertTheFat wrote:

@Peter wrote:

 

My room with three spotlights turned on. The place looks similar to the left one http://media1.linabythebay.se/2014/12/styling-apartment4.jpg . I used 1/40 sec, f2,8 and ISO 3200 to get a good exposure with my 7D.


Which is the good one? Not the "After" picture, surely, with those blown highlights.


You missunderstand. Not my room, not M5 and no flash used. It was an answer about the 7D and the "can't take 8 f/s when you don't point the camera at something white".


I guess I do misunderstand. Are you saying that the post I responded to referred to a different thread? No matter; maybe I'm just having a senior moment.

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@Peter wrote:

 

It was an answer about the 7D and the "can't take 8 f/s when you don't point the camera at something white".


OMG, the 7D can't shoot 8 fps when you are taking a picture of NOTHING but a white wall. I demand an immediate refund, despite of over 5 years and thousands of successful sports and wildlife photos. Now that I know it can't shoot a white wall at 8 fps, it is clear to me that the camera is worthless and I want my money back!


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Same thing as before with the flash, but now without the flash. Found it yesterday when I in moonlight took pictures of wind turbines. I used manual settings and manual focus. 2 seconds selftimer. To press the shutter release button also took 2 seconds before anything happend. I tried at home 5 minutes ago in daylight. No delay. With lens cap on, 1-2 seconds delay.

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