6D oddity, why is every second photo better?

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6D oddity, why is every second photo better?
Jun 9, 2014

Something I notice particularly after an airshow, where I’ve been taking series of shots. The 6D only does 4.5 frames/sec, which I really appreciate when I’m deleting photos before loading up to the computer!  I took about 3500 photos last weekend,  a large percentage is junk, but some are good and quite often a whole series can look quite good. So I try and find a really sharp photo, and lock that,  then I look at the next photo to see if it’s better,  and either delete or keep, and so on through a dozen very similar shots.  The funny thing I find is that I save every second photo, the ones in between aren’t as sharp. I can’t work out why,  it’s motion blur that’s causing it, since I’m shooting a series of a fast planes or when doing birds in flight, all at the same exposure/shutter speed. I’m not complaining, I just think it’s funny.

I’m not sure if it’s a 6D thing, I think my 40D did the same, or is it just a human thing when trying to aim a 400/5.6 with TC, which is a bit like aiming a rifle?

Has anyone else noticed this phenomena, or knows what causes it?


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