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Offline cthoma02

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"Busy" notice
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:26:06 PM »
For the last six months I have had a "busy" notice pop up while taking photos.  After waiting 10-15 seconds, I am able to take another four or five photos before the "busy" notification pops up again.  I have purchased and installed a high speed 128GB memory card after being told my 16GB card was too slow and causing the problem. 
Wrong!!  I am happy with the new card, but what is causing the constant "Busy" warning.  Thanks to all who respond with helpful information.

Offline armychris

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Re: "Busy" notice
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 08:56:03 PM »
It sounds like your write speed is not fast enough. What class is your memory card?  And what is the write speed. The size has nothing to do with speed and just because it says high speed doesn't mean anything. Mine is 30mbs and I don't have any problem at all. Hope this helps.

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Re: "Busy" notice
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 09:10:15 PM »
Hi, and thanks for the rapid response.  The class of the card is 10.  Where would I go to locate the "write" speed?  As you can tell, I am a "Newbie."

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: "Busy" notice
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 09:17:19 PM »
Is the "BUSY" notice a bar across the top with the 'flash' icon next to it?
While it's saying "BUSY" is the red LED that indicates memory card access turned on?
Do you have custom functions #4 and/or #5 which do in-camera noise reduction turned on?

Offline cthoma02

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Re: "Busy" notice
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 09:44:34 PM »
No, the "Busy" notice is to the right of the flash icon.  There is no "bar" in the viewfinder.  No indicator relating to "memory card activation."   Might I ask what are custom functions #4 & #5?  I have gone through the Menu options and do not see anything related to in-camera noise reduction.  Am I overlooking this option?

Offline armychris

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Re: "Busy" notice
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 09:53:24 PM »
It is in the custom functions. Don't know exactly where but you have to go in the custom function sub menu.

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Re: "Busy" notice
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 09:56:43 PM »
Are you rapidly taking your 4-5 shots? If so that is your camera running out of buffer space.  Particularly if you have set to high quality JPG and/or RAW.

If you set your quality to lower, you'll get many more shots before it pauses to write.
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Offline AndyCivil

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Re: "Busy" notice
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 10:12:10 PM »
No, the "Busy" notice is to the right of the flash icon.  There is no "bar" in the viewfinder. 
Ah, that one. I thought you meant the actual word "BUSY" on the LCD screen. OK, in that case I would go with Fyrblade's answer. It could be the quanitity of data required to write "RAW" or it could be the time taken to compress to JPG. In either case, the write speed capability of the card itself may not be the bottleneck. If you only noticed this six months ago, could it be that you decided to shoot in "RAW" at that time? NOT saving the RAW file may make it go faster/longer.

Offline cthoma02

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Re: "Busy" notice
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 10:21:15 PM »
Thanks to all.  I was able to locate the Custom screen options.  However, this looks like something that requires more expertise than I possess.  I will take it in for an expert's opinion and possible re-setting of some settings I have programmed incorrectly.  Again, thanks for your assistance.  Have a good night.