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How fast is your shutter finger?
Andy Cripe, Photographer
Corvallis | OR | USA | Posted: 9:45 PM on 01.06.05
->> http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/games/reaction/reaction_test.htm

I am getting old and slow my average is .225
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Wes Hope, Photographer
Maryville | TN | USA | Posted: 9:53 PM on 01.06.05
->> .188

And I did it while listening to my voice mail. Momma raised a multi-tasker.
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Ben Jenkins, Photographer
Geneva | IL | USA | Posted: 10:03 PM on 01.06.05
->> .189
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Wesley R. Bush, Photographer
Nashville | TN | U.S. | Posted: 10:05 PM on 01.06.05
->> .213
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Michael J. Treola, Photographer
Neptune | NJ | USA | Posted: 10:18 PM on 01.06.05
->> .735 Is that bad?

Tree
http://michaeltreola.com
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Paul W Gillespie, Photographer
Annapolis | MD | USA | Posted: 10:20 PM on 01.06.05
->> Is this a joke. I kept getting one second penalties for an average of 1 second. Man could I be that slow?
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Jon Blacker, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 10:21 PM on 01.06.05
->> ".735 Is that bad?"

Not too bad. For a tree.
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Paul W Gillespie, Photographer
Annapolis | MD | USA | Posted: 10:23 PM on 01.06.05
->> Well I finally figured it out and my best out of three trys was .176
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Brian Light, Photographer
Pennsville | NJ | USA | Posted: 10:27 PM on 01.06.05
->> Did a .188 average with a .105 fastest. But when you think about a baseball moving about 25 feet in that time (.188/sec) at 90 MPH or so it kind of puts it into the proper perspective.
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Mike Doran, Photographer
Petaluma | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 10:33 PM on 01.06.05
->> Thanks Andy it is interesting to see how fast your reaction times are.I was an average of .265
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Jan Langsner, Photographer
Lloydminster | AB | Canada | Posted: 10:35 PM on 01.06.05
->> .199 with my shooting eye .256 with my non shooting eye and .224 with both. Maybe it's a good thing I keep my left eye shut when I'm shooting.
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Wesley R. Bush, Photographer
Nashville | TN | U.S. | Posted: 10:40 PM on 01.06.05
->> Brian, that really does put it in perspective. I can't even click a button as fast as a batter has to see a pitch and swing. No one was screaming at or throwing anything at me either.
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 10:52 PM on 01.06.05
->> .225
anyone up for a round of smack the penguin next? .593.5 was my best score ont hat one
http://games.apropo.ro/penguin-modified.html

Debbie
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Mike Doran, Photographer
Petaluma | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 10:52 PM on 01.06.05
->> If you practiced a little you can definitely improve your reaction time.I just improved my time to .24 .If you think about it the reaction time of a Top Fuel Funny Car racer or a F1 driver this has got to be very quick.
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Josh Anderson, Photographer
Nashville | TN | United States | Posted: 10:55 PM on 01.06.05
->> .235
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Mark Buffalo, Photographer
Lonoke | AR | USA | Posted: 10:57 PM on 01.06.05
->> .177
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Michael Ciu, Photographer, Student/Intern
Lorain | OH | USA | Posted: 10:57 PM on 01.06.05
->> Great, now I see that damn dot on the screen everywhere.
.194
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Dustin Snipes, Student/Intern, Photographer
Cheney | Wa | United States | Posted: 11:18 PM on 01.06.05
->> average .158

.195
.018 (yeah I really dont know how I got this one, I think its has to do with my jedi mind powers)
.196
.189
.193
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Jim Cummings, Photographer
Dover | Oh | USA | Posted: 11:35 PM on 01.06.05
->> Mine was .285 the first time I didn't read the instr cause I'm a man and did it wrong.
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Josh Thompson, Photographer
Ontario | California | USA | Posted: 11:52 PM on 01.06.05
->> after three tries, .177

1st try-- too many one-second penalties I started over

2nd try-- too many one-second penalties I started over

3rd try-- .177 (after I figured out what to do)
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Rick Burnham, Photographer
Enfield | CT | USA | Posted: 11:59 PM on 01.06.05
->> .195
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Osamu Chiba, Photographer
Vista | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 12:06 AM on 01.07.05
->> Avg: 0.158

Breakdown:

0.21
0.188
0.015 (Yeah!)
0.207
0.173

Yes, I admit I played many times...

O
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Patrick J. Smith, Photographer, Student/Intern
San Jaun Capistrano | CA | USA | Posted: 12:25 AM on 01.07.05
->> All I have to say is "WHAT HAS SPORTSSHOOTER COME TO?"
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Stephen Haas, Student/Intern, Photographer
Charleston | IL | USA | Posted: 12:34 AM on 01.07.05
->> .178
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Chris Rozema, Photographer, Assistant
Rockford | MI | USA | Posted: 1:22 AM on 01.07.05
->> Mine was .257 but that was after drinking Nyquil. Will try again when more awake. That was fun.
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Dustin Snipes, Student/Intern, Photographer
Cheney | Wa | United States | Posted: 2:01 AM on 01.07.05
->> I JUST GOT .001!
not an average, but I think that has to be a record.
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 2:05 AM on 01.07.05
->> .253
.253
.210
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Doug Holleman, Photographer
Temple | TX | USA | Posted: 2:14 AM on 01.07.05
->> My best shutter finger was .179, avg .203. Not bad for an old redwood. I always do best with the bigass green dot at the end. I tried both hands, since I actually shoot right-handed and mouse left-handed. The results were similar.

But my chimping thumb clocked in at .092, first try. Go figure.
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Julian Jenkins, Photographer
Canyon Country | CA | USA | Posted: 2:18 AM on 01.07.05
->> 0.265 here.

I feel old at 35 if Wes beat me.



Julian
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Guy Rhodes, Student/Intern, Photographer
East Chicago | IN | USA | Posted: 2:20 AM on 01.07.05
->> .197 - the game says, "That's fast!"
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Henry Hsu, Student/Intern, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA | Posted: 3:13 AM on 01.07.05
->> They really need to factor in camera delay. I mean that 33ms is gonna throw some records. (Is that the fastest shutter delay?)
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Chris Williams, Photographer, Student/Intern
Rancho Cucamonga | CA | USA | Posted: 3:23 AM on 01.07.05
->> .187
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David Griffin, Photographer
Concord | NC | USA | Posted: 6:09 AM on 01.07.05
->> .227, but at 8.5fps............who cares? :)
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Niko Kallianiotis, Photographer
Watertown | NY | | Posted: 9:29 AM on 01.07.05
->> .227
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Ed J. Szalajeski, Photographer
Portland | ME | USA | Posted: 9:45 AM on 01.07.05
->> My 1D reaction was .198,

If I were writting a D60, 10D or 20D canon manual that would equate closer to .100 delay time.

Ed
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Jonathan Castner, Photographer
Broomfield | CO | USA | Posted: 10:43 AM on 01.07.05
->> .183 avg for me. I'd like to see our reaction times tested when we are on the sidelines and our hearts and minds are racing from the pressure of real shooting.
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Eric Lian, Photographer
Sebastopol | CA | USA | Posted: 10:43 AM on 01.07.05
->> Age: 41
Avg Time: .181
Times played: 1
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington | IL | United States | Posted: 11:02 AM on 01.07.05
->> .202

Tree - were you chimping between dots?
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Vern Verna, Photographer
Taylors (Greenville) | SC | United States | Posted: 2:42 PM on 01.07.05
->> ever think it could vary by how ur mouse is setup. my mac i have it set up for a specific time and i cant get anything more than a second. By the way i just started clicking as fast as i could also, not watching it. It is my mouse not my reactions.
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Scott Bort, Student/Intern, Photographer
Champaign | Il | USA | Posted: 3:23 PM on 01.07.05
->> I'll continue the downward spiral..

.25
.298
.03
.199
.189

Avg .179 - Left eye closed 1st time through

and for that damn penguin...542..
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Mitchell Clinton, Photographer
Carlsbad | CA | USA | Posted: 4:07 PM on 01.07.05
->> 47 years old, .218
I'm just glad it is less than a second. I mean with all the bad things I did as a youth.
How fast do you need to be to lawn-bowling anyway?
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Mark Smith, Photographer
Elk City | OK | USA | Posted: 4:11 PM on 01.07.05
->> Did this last night on my laptop and the touchpad and couldn't break .200. Got a .178 on my mouse at the office.
Too bad you can't hook up a camera body to it, I know right where the threshold is on mine. :)
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Guy Rhodes, Student/Intern, Photographer
East Chicago | IN | USA | Posted: 4:13 PM on 01.07.05
->> "By the way i just started clicking as fast as i could also, not watching it."

You get penalized one second for "jumping the gun" and clicking before the dot changes, thusly, this techhique won't work.
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Chris Fuller, Photographer
Pine Beach | NJ | USA | Posted: 4:33 PM on 01.07.05
->> .189
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Mark Smith, Photographer
Elk City | OK | USA | Posted: 4:38 PM on 01.07.05
->> Incidently, at 8 fps, a 90 mph pitch has traveled around 18 feet between frames.
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Daniel Tunstall, Photographer
Pearland | TX | USA | Posted: 4:45 PM on 01.07.05
->> This is as addicting as batting pequins.
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Jim Owens, Photographer
Cincinnati | OH | usa | Posted: 6:08 PM on 01.07.05
->> What dot ?
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Bill Miller, Photographer
Thousand Palms | CA | USA | Posted: 8:30 PM on 01.07.05
->> .021 avg
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Jon Blacker, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 9:34 PM on 01.07.05
->> I may be wrong Bill, but I suspect that might have been 0.21...either that or you're ten times faster than everyone else.
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George Green, Photographer
Lexington | KY | USA | Posted: 9:38 PM on 01.07.05
->> .176 I can't stop.
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