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  •  For a very long time I was repairing cameras (2+ / 0-)
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    LeftyAce, Mentatmark

    I did it for a living , I have a pretty good handle on whats what .
    You can get near zero shutter lag out of a IIIa , cheap .

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    by indycam on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:01:05 PM PST

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    •  I'm sure you're right. I suppose what I'm (1+ / 0-)
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      experiencing is the "benefit" of not knowing any better than my DSLR's responsiveness. As a 'young whippersnapper' my camera experience has been: slooooooooow consumer digital => phone camera => DSLR.  And by that progression, the DSLR feels incredibly fast :-D
      Add in the fact that my reaction time is slower than the camera's and I'm blissfully ignorant of how much faster things could be/used to be.

      By IIIa do you mean the FM3a? 'cause there's a lot less going on in there....

      I am curious though, do you have an idea of what  your shutter lag is on the IIIa? Or is timing something in the 10s of milliseconds range too tricky w/o special equipment?
      I would think that anything with a mirror takes time to move it, and there's a limit to how fast you can slam those around.  

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