Robert Soderlund: The shot presented here has no sports value in my book whatsoever, it simply shows the extreme performance of the lens, which is probably suited more to nature photography.
The expression on the face of this swimmer in that specific time tells us nothing of how he feels, yet there are some that insist on "faking" sportsmens expressions way too often, slow motion for example since the 80's showing how runners pant and how loose their facial skin is. Its all fine for fooling around, but in the end, dont we want to see the sportsman doing what he does, and not how many centimeters of water comes into his mouth at a given occasion?
Do we photographers try to make ourselves differ from others by this? Is it not the idea of photography to capture what actually happens?
You didn't read the article did you? It's a 100% crop that is here only to show how the lens performed.
Try reading before going on a silly rant.