Burst is better than Canon claims

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JoeAmateur
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Burst is better than Canon claims
Aug 7, 2012

I'm consistently getting 27 continuous, uninterrupted frames in high-speed burst mode with the new firmware. I'm using regular ol' SanDisk Extreme UDMA 60Mb/sec cards, NOT UDMA-6.

Pretty awesome, eh? Any other pleasant surprises?
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Re: Burst is better than Canon claims
In reply to JoeAmateur, Aug 7, 2012

Thanks for the insight ~ all my cards at the moment are Ultra II and Extreme III i.e. 30MB/s = 200x so any new ones will be for budget UDMA (UDMA 5) as UDMA6 are still quite expensive as far as I can so far in the UK???
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I use 2 16GB UDMA6 cards and my best so far on the new firmware is a 31 shot burst. I switched to large jpg only and simply gave up after over 200 shots, I think I could have filled the card with jpgs if I wanted to, the 7D is a beast....

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I'm consistently getting 27 continuous, uninterrupted frames in high-speed burst mode with the new firmware. I'm using regular ol' SanDisk Extreme UDMA 60Mb/sec cards, NOT UDMA-6.

Pretty awesome, eh? Any other pleasant surprises?
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In reply to Stone13, Aug 7, 2012

You guys are gonna break your shutter testing the burst rate

Awesome camera even if a few years old, it will last for a couple more years now.

Stone13 wrote:

I use 2 16GB UDMA6 cards and my best so far on the new firmware is a 31 shot burst. I switched to large jpg only and simply gave up after over 200 shots, I think I could have filled the card with jpgs if I wanted to, the 7D is a beast....

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I'm consistently getting 27 continuous, uninterrupted frames in high-speed burst mode with the new firmware. I'm using regular ol' SanDisk Extreme UDMA 60Mb/sec cards, NOT UDMA-6.

Pretty awesome, eh? Any other pleasant surprises?
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wow, like a new-found Ferrari!

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Mine is faster too
In reply to JoeAmateur, Aug 8, 2012

My RAW + jpeg burst is better than claimed to, and I'm just using a 16GB Lexmark Pro UDMA 300x! I tested mine on the same subject w/identical settings both before/after update to get an accurate HOW much of a difference it'd make...
Before: 8 frames
After: 18 frames
Yee-haw!
Wonder what a UDMA 6 would do - easily break 20?
(I've not tried just RAW, since I normally don't shoot that way)

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In reply to katman68, Aug 8, 2012

But too bad the event was held last weekend oh well there is always next year.

Can anyone else give idea when to use this fast burst shots? I know Blue Angels (airshow) is one example.

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Jan2009 wrote:

Can anyone else give idea when to use this fast burst shots?

I use bursts extensively when shooting rodeos. I shoot RAW and bull riding and bronco busting always leave me with a full buffer. I am now getting 24 frames before buffer fills.

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In reply to JoeAmateur, Aug 8, 2012

It all depends on the size of the RAW file, which depends on sharpness and how much detail is in the photo. Canon apparently speced their buffer size conservatively to allow fairly large files. But with smallish RAW files, the number would go up, and with very large RAW files, like shooting trees with many leaves on sharp, it would crowed the buffer more and the total number would decrease. That's why everyone is getting a dfferent amount.

But yes... it is pretty awesome! I ran off over a 100 shots on mine yesterday just fooling around with the burst mode. LOL

JoeAmateur wrote:

I'm consistently getting 27 continuous, uninterrupted frames in high-speed burst mode with the new firmware. I'm using regular ol' SanDisk Extreme UDMA 60Mb/sec cards, NOT UDMA-6.

Pretty awesome, eh? Any other pleasant surprises?
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In reply to Beachcomber Joe, Aug 8, 2012

Oh yes that is a good application of burst shot! I too often visit DFW Stockyards, one time I went home with 2,5000 shots just because I use the burst wheww! I remember the picking time took a while

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I use a Delkin "CombatFlash" Flash Card 32GB UDMA6 91MB/s 625x and I am getting 31 shots every time in high speed burst also another important thing is not just being able to machine gun away at stuff but also "down time" while the buffer is being cleared. those 31 images are taking about 1.5 seconds to clear which isn't that bad, the only thing to top it is my 1DMKIV
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In reply to Jan2009, Aug 10, 2012

Jan2009 wrote:

But too bad the event was held last weekend oh well there is always next year.

Can anyone else give idea when to use this fast burst shots? I know Blue Angels (airshow) is one example.

When chasing cheetahs at full speed!
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In reply to JoeAmateur, Aug 11, 2012

At ISO100, M, and 1/5000 shutter speed, I was able to get 30 from my 30MB.s Extreme II shich is several years old.

In AV, ISO1600 and 1/320, only 23.

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In reply to JoeAmateur, Aug 12, 2012

Not really seeing a buffer increase but then I didn’t expect to as I am a jpeg shooter and the buffer was already huge. I do notice that since the FW upgrade deleting files in the camera takes way longer than it did before. So, no pleasant surprises for me but one unpleasant one.

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In reply to Greg Lavaty, Aug 13, 2012

Haven't tried that, but perhaps it's because there's now a database kept over the images on the card as well.
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In reply to apersson850, Aug 13, 2012

I think the slower delets might have had something to do with the particular card I was using. I have tried a different card and it seems like I can delete just as fast as I could before the update.

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