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    during adidas sundown marathon a few days ago... i was at the finishing point...
    i saw the photographer sit down on the floor just before the finishing line... with the canon camera with L lens on a monopod...

    she just aim thru the eye piece, twist and adjust the monopod around and start to take picture of competitors running thru...

    no need to press shutter button... what model of camera can do this? as this is the first time i'm seeing such thing, i came here to look for some answers...

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    Default Re: No need to press shuttle button?

    smile detection. when the runner cross the finish line, they smile and the camera snaps :P


    shutter release cable / remote

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    Default Re: No need to press shuttle button?

    or maybe infraredsensor attachment, so when u cross line, it trips and remotely triggers? plus prefocus ofcourse

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    Maybe she just say "Take Picture!" automatically the camera snaps.
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    Any camera can do this, you just need a remote trigger. She could haveused an IR trigger, or a remote trigger on the monopod.

    also, are you sure she wasn't pressing the shutter? It's very awkward to shoot without holding the camera properly.

    Or maybe she was shooting a video and it was already running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolol View Post
    smile detection. when the runner cross the finish line, they smile and the camera snaps :P
    AFAIK the Canons don't have a smile shutter.
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    No hand shots feels insecure
    using remote izzit? Or the pg used eyepower to operate the shutter from distance
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    it could simply be that she was not interested to snap those runners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    it could simply be that she was not interested to snap those runners.



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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post


    Wants only handsome runner
    yeah... must be like Sion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post


    Wants only handsome runner
    i am sure a good photographer is selective of what he or she takes.

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    she is those official photographers that take pictures of marathoners crossing the finishing line in the hope of selling them photographs...

    i guess employ by http://www.marathon-photos.com/scrip...own%20Marathon

    there is a running video camera along side here... so her is definitely a digital cam with the trademark canon L white lens.

    i was observing for quite a few minutes... i did not really see her press any shuttle release cable or remote.... of course, i maybe wrong and there is some button at the monopod and i did not detect her hand pressing the button...

    her 2 hands was just holding and twisting the monopod to aim at runners coming in and her eye was looking thru the eye piece... and i guess shooting at thousands of runners coming in over the few hours, it would be very tiring to press the shuttle button everytime...

    of course no words come out from her mouth... with all the background music and talking from the emcee... no runners can hear her also...

    and i dun think its based on smile detection, after running 42km, not every runners will smile while crossing the finishing line...

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    if they charge SG$38.95 per photo (as stated in the link), then i would say it's a daylight robbery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    if they charge SG$38.95 per photo (as stated in the link), then i would say it's a daylight robbery!
    yes, that is why they are charging... to you is daylight robbery, but i guess there are others willing to buy for memento sake... my colleague is one of them...

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    she is probably activating the shutter button on her vertical handgrip instead of the regular on-camera shutter button ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    yeah... must be like Sion.
    I must clarify that I am too old and fat to run in a marathon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auron View Post
    during adidas sundown marathon a few days ago... i was at the finishing point...
    i saw the photographer sit down on the floor just before the finishing line... with the canon camera with L lens on a monopod...

    she just aim thru the eye piece, twist and adjust the monopod around and start to take picture of competitors running thru...

    no need to press shutter button... what model of camera can do this? as this is the first time i'm seeing such thing, i came here to look for some answers...
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    She uses a trip-wire. When the runners tripped over the wire & fall, the shutter will go snap snap snap snap snap snap snap snap snap with all the runners piled up on her with sion right on top of the pile
    Take the shot!

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    Default Re: No need to press shuttle button?

    she got telepathic with camera so she thinks snap, the camera snap

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    so the conclusion i got from all these replies is that still need to press some shuttle button.. only that i did not notice it.

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