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Cut down on the caffeine, skibum.
By the way, it is 55 images of (mostly professional) cycling - some using roughly 4fps burst and some not using burst. A few shots incorporate electronic flash.
I didn't re-quote your quote of my quote because a) it was making the the post too long, b) it was there already for anyone to read, and c) it isn't really directly relevant to what I wrote. In any case, I stand by what I wrote. Just to be safe, I haven't removed a single darned word of your post this time... :-)
I did not write that fast burst rates are not useful to some people. That was not my point, nor is it my point of view. Go back and try a careful read of what I wrote and maybe you'll get it. You aren't the only one to misconstrue my post.
Oh heck, let me make it easy for you ;-)
I tend to agree with you about 7fps, or whatever, being plenty fast for virtually all users of these cameras. In fact, most people using the burst mode feature on their DSLR won't need even that rate of speed. (A deeper buffer might be useful, but I digress.)
Part of what is going on here is that simple Tech Lust (or perhaps "Specs Lust" might be the right term) tends to draw a certain kind of photography enthusiast into the fold of camera owners. To some extent, these people are less interested in photography than they are in things with really (Some seem to be essentially completely uninterested in actual photographs, but again I digress.)
For these folks, if there was a camera that worked at 100fps in burst mode and another came out that could burst at 110fps... the 110 fps camera would be regarded as "better" or even "best," and the 100fps camera would be regarded as inferior. (Also for them, the f/1.2 lens is always "better" than the f/1.4 lens, the most expensive lens is always better than a less expensive one, 22MP is better than 21MP, 500mm is better than 400mm, owning six lenses is better than owning five, and so forth...)
For all but the tiniest handful of shooters this would, of course, be nonsense. And, in fact, the difference between, say, 5 and 7 fps is truly academic for the vast majority of shooters. Yesterday I spent the evening photographing migratory birds, many of them in flight. Most of the time I didn't even use burst mode, and when I did, a slower rate than either of these worked quite well....Show more →
(Emphasis added, uh, in post...)
With bated breath, I await your hyperkinetic comeback. ;-)
yes I see a link, 10 pictures of cycling
I see you conveniently chopped out this part out of the message of yours to which I was responding: "Part of what is going on here is that simple Tech Lust (or perhaps "Specs Lust" might be the right term) tends to draw a certain kind of photography enthusiast into the fold of camera owners. To some extent, these people are less interested in photography than they are in things with really cool specs that can reasonably be described as being "the best." (Some seem to be essentially completely uninterested in actual...Show more →
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