Continuous shooting

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  1. Randy_M

    Randy_M New Member

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    When I change the self-timer to continuous to take pictures of live action (i.e. sporting events) and push the button to start taking pictures, it does a 10-second countdown first. I can change the number of pictures it continuously takes, but not the countdown. Is there a way to change the number of seconds on the countdown or even turn it off (preferred)?
     

  2. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    Randy, I don't own a T5, so I looked on You tube and typed in "taking multiple shots with the rebel t5". There is a very good clip there on your camera, hope it helps.
     
  3. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    Nope the timer is programmed in to the continuous, and time between shots is defendant on if flash is used and needs cycling time. The use for continuous like this I can see for group shots and you want to burst a number and hopefully get some natural expressions on faces, the 10 sec is good for run in and settling down of the crowd. There is a a two second option outside of continuous that is good for long exposures where you just want to be sure that no camera hake from the shutter affects the shot.

    I am very curious what advantage are you getting to using the timer for sports/action?? Generally I would look at using servo mode and tracking the shot with the action as I look through the viewfinder and bursting the shutter as needed.
     

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