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A rugby player being tackled gives many more facial expressions to select from at 12 fps than at 5 fps.
And it is those subtle differences in facial expressions that can often make the difference between a "nice" picture and "great" picture.
What cameras with high frame rates and outstanding AF systems have done is that they have raised the bar with regard to what is considered to be an excellent photograph of action, whether it be sports action, wildlife action, or any other type of action. Twenty five years ago, a photograph that merely captured the action would have been thought of as being an excellent photograph. Today, it is the little nuances, such as facial expressions, position of the subject's head, how the light is hitting the subject's face, etc., that separate an "ordinary" photograph from one that is "special". Today, we can go to any sports or wildlife presentation board and find numerous photographs posted daily whose quality we think of as being quite ordinary but that, 25 years ago, we would have thought of as being quite special.
I also note that, even though the OP now says that he didn't mention anything about birds-in-flight (or aviation), in his original post, he did include wildlife on the list of the kinds of photography that he wants to do, and birds-in-flight is certainly a part of wildlife photography. It would appear from his most recent post that the OP, before he started the thread, already had a notion of what sort of replies were going to be "acceptable" to him and that he was predisposed to reject any responses that differed from his predisposition.
darryn patch wrote:
I've decided that I am going to grab a 5DIII, however looking through copious threads I read more of what situations I can't shoot than what I can shoot or more correctly what camera will do it better than a 5DIII
Can I shoot the following with a 5DIII
golf course landscapes
architecture as in holiday snaps etc.
Thats about all I'll do,
Note that no one is saying that you cannot successfully shoot all types of photography at 6 fps, but there are undeniable advantages of a higher frame rate with many types of photography.