We had a great monsoon this evening, with lots of lightning, none of which I captured. As I recall, unless I’m shooting in RAW, I should be able to take a long-exposure JPG and practically immediately after take another.
I started in RAW, but after missing two good pics while the camera took it’s dark frame, I switched to JPG mode. But the damned camera still took the same amount of time to process as it took for the shot–and I missed four more what-would-have-been-good-lightning-shots, before I got fed up and came home. And toying with it indoors, I cannot for the life of me get it to take these shots without the dark-frame delay time.
Yet I know damned well that, just last week, I was taking 15 second exposures, one after another, trying to get the perseid meteor shots (which also all sucked balls, but that’s another beef).
Did my camera hose, or am I forgetting something important here?
I’m truly miffed. A couple of them bolts would have made shots to make caradoc lightning-green with envy.
You appear to be correct. Lesson learned. Too late to capture the lightning, though. But I will certainly remember this. And I’ll send a very dark cloud of gloom over to the manufacturers of Canon, in my dreams.
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