So much for the EVF being insufficient for action.....

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Erik Magnuson
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Re: 5 milliseconds is still too much - no need of burst photography
In reply to enemjii, 10 months ago

enemjii wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

Bill Robb wrote:

enemjii wrote:

So are you telling me that "Action" photographers only take the ONE golden shot? I always thought they took a burst of shots with the hope that ONE of them be the right one.

The really good ones don't need to spray and pray.

Have you ever shot action photography professionally?

Of course not. I am not even a professional photographer. But I am quite technical and like to delve into matters that are not even my source of living as long as it is a hobby of mine. Such as photography.

It's neither "spray and pray" nor single shot. In some ways, it's like "f/8 and be there" - you have to know where to point the camera and when to press the shutter. The old rule is that if you see it in the viewfinder, you missed the shot. But most of the time, almost no one takes just a single shot because the action is not that predictable and reflexes are that not that fast. What's THE SHOT: the catch, the hit, or the fumble?  Then again, no editor (including yourself) wants to sort through  hundreds boring shots of the receiver simply running down field so you can't just lean on the shutter the entire play.

Sometimes it takes some luck to get the shot.  But you increase your odds and make your luck count with the skill, discipline, and technology to be in the right place at the right time with the right gear.

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