Todd Walker wrote:
Hmmm... I normally use it in aperture priority mode. In any case, why> In article <vh6p78mfse4hd9corp.supernews.com>, [email]wtallmanolypen.com[/email]
> says...>>> This thing has been such a fine camera for everything I've asked it to
>> do, but it let me down a few days ago, and I haven't a clue as to what
>> was happening.
>> The only problem with the G2 is the same as almost all digitals: shutter
>> delay. Half press has always solved that problem in actual use. But not
>> this time.
>> I was taking snaps indoors, with the flash on, and the damn thing
>> wouldn't take sharp images (apparently wouldn't focus, even though the
>> button was at
>> half press. Now, there was enough light for it to present a very nice
>> image in the LCD screen, but even with the flash, shots were obviously
>> blurred. So I kept trying, as the situation was time bound.
>> After a dozen or do tries, the flash would fire and there would be a
>> of several seconds (!!) before the shutter sound. And the image would be
>> blurred. Could not figure out what I was doing wrong, so switched to a
>> film camera.
>> Took the G2 outside in the shade, where there wasn't that much more
>> and it functioned perfectly. Still does. I've tried since to duplicate
>> this, and have failed to do so. Any ideas about what was happening?
>> Thanks all,
>> Bill Tallman
> What mode were you in? It sounds like you may have been in either
> shutter priority or manual and that the camera was metering based on
> available light, firing the flash as fill.
would there be a several second delay between the flash firing and the
shutter sound? Long exposure? But the image would have been completely
blurred, I think. Instead, there was some movement, indicating somewhere
between a 30th and a 10th of a second (off the top of my head...)
Clearly, I didn't have my digital camera operator hat placed firmly on my
noggin..... I should have simply set it to point 'n shoot and let it do
it's own thing. I've got some more experimenting to do, I guess.
The good news is that the camera seems to work perfectly elsewise!