Does anyone know the shutter lag for the Pentax *ist DS?

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I've searched the web for the shutter lag time in SECONDS for the *ist
DS, with autofocus on, and can't find this info.

Some places say there is no noticeable lag, some that the *ist is
"slow"... but nobody has posted an actual delay time in seconds or
milliseconds.

The D70 and Digital Rebel are also often described as having virtually
no shutter lag, but in fact when measured it is around 250-490
milliseconds.

So if you have this info, pls post.

A.
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  1. Archived from groups: rec.photo.digital (More info?)

    I can't find it either but is is similar to the D70 and 300D and has
    virtually no shutter lag, the Ds is not "slow" unless perhaps comparing it
    to a D1.

    "Archie" <Archie@Hatespam.com> wrote in message
    news:2gae41litrr5ljrummhtf6cvdguqr81ru4@4ax.com...
    > I've searched the web for the shutter lag time in SECONDS for the *ist
    > DS, with autofocus on, and can't find this info.
    >
    > Some places say there is no noticeable lag, some that the *ist is
    > "slow"... but nobody has posted an actual delay time in seconds or
    > milliseconds.
    >
    > The D70 and Digital Rebel are also often described as having virtually
    > no shutter lag, but in fact when measured it is around 250-490
    > milliseconds.
    >
    > So if you have this info, pls post.
    >
    > A.
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    (snip)

    some figures are given here:

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/istds_pg7.html

    (rounded to the nearest 0.1 sec)

    It is said to be similar to the D70, and faster than the 300D.

    C
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    "CyaD" <CyaD@(news)btinternet.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > (snip)
    >
    > some figures are given here:
    >
    > http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/istds_pg7.html
    >
    > (rounded to the nearest 0.1 sec)
    >
    > It is said to be similar to the D70, and faster than the 300D.
    >
    > C
    Thanks.
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    "Pete D" <no@email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "CyaD" <CyaD@(news)btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:d28m0c$2f7$1@titan.btinternet.com...
    >>
    >> (snip)
    >>
    >> some figures are given here:
    >>
    >> http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/istds_pg7.html
    >>
    >> (rounded to the nearest 0.1 sec)
    >>
    >> It is said to be similar to the D70, and faster than the 300D.
    >>
    >> C
    > Thanks.
    The shooting performance of the *ist DS is quite robust for an amateur
    dSLR; it equaled and in some cases exceeded the responsiveness of the *ist
    D. From power-on till the first image was captured measured only one second.
    Shutter lag, the delay between depressing the shutter and capturing the
    image, was 1/10 second when pre-focused, and 3/10 second including autofocus
    time for a high-contrast subject. Shot-to-shot delay averaged about 1/2
    second without flash; the internal flash recycle time extended shot-shot
    delay to between 1.3 and 4.2 seconds, depending on subject distance.
    Continuous Shooting mode captured nine shots in three seconds, with
    subsequent shots at a rate of one every 6/10 second as the camera is
    processing the contents of the buffer. It required ~7 seconds to write a
    buffer full of JPEG images to SD card before being ready to capture the next
    burst. This puts the *ist DS ahead of the *ist D and Canon Digital Rebel
    both in its burst capture rate and the size/speed of its buffer, trailing
    the Nikon D70 by only a slight margin. The above times were observed using a
    fast Delkin 1GB SD memory card, 18-35mm FA lens, flash off, daylight
    lighting, 3008x2008 JPEG/Fine.
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    On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 10:24:12 +0000 (UTC), "CyaD"
    <CyaD@(news)btinternet.com> wrote:

    >
    >(snip)
    >
    >some figures are given here:
    >
    >http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/istds_pg7.html
    >
    >(rounded to the nearest 0.1 sec)
    >
    >It is said to be similar to the D70, and faster than the 300D.
    >
    >C

    Thanks! Useful.
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    On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 21:52:00 GMT, Archie <Archie@Hatespam.com> wrote:

    >I've searched the web for the shutter lag time in SECONDS for the *ist
    >DS, with autofocus on, and can't find this info.
    >
    >Some places say there is no noticeable lag, some that the *ist is
    >"slow"... but nobody has posted an actual delay time in seconds or
    >milliseconds.
    >
    >The D70 and Digital Rebel are also often described as having virtually
    >no shutter lag, but in fact when measured it is around 250-490
    >milliseconds.
    >
    >So if you have this info, pls post.
    >
    >A.
    I got 0.1 seconds when prefocused, 0.2 seconds on autofocus under
    bright contrasty lighting, and 0.6 seconds under low contrast
    lighting. (There is no focus assist lamp.) Shot-to-shot times were
    about a second with flash, and 3 seconds with flash, up to about 5
    frames.
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