We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter

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Devendra
Devendra Veteran Member • Posts: 3,584
We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter
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Our jfriend, who is highly skilled, has shown some valid shots where 8fps can be helpful in sports. Most of us do not shoot sports, but do plenty of actions. No one is denying the validity of those images or how much fun 8fps is to get focused shots, but whenever we are responding with alternatives, or subsequent arguments, we are seeing strong authoritative (non-jfriend) replies that try to put us down. I was even surprised to see a threatening PM.

Since we are getting bombarded with such interesting posts, nor getting our voices heard, it will be nice to see action shots where fps did not matter. If they are well composed, even better. Definitely feel free to add fps shots too.

To start off here is a couple of shots that I got away with, what I believe, a compelling shot. Just 2 frames got the job done.

here is how it started

and here is how it quickly ended

The above one was shot with a pithly D70 back in the days with badly reputed IQ. Despite being 6mp, it looks sharp and detailed at 20x30 print on a 24x36 frame. This the reason why I question, how large do you print.

Thankfully I learned that luck and timing are highly critical early on. More FPS also helps but never been a show stopper.

I will post more shots later since I have a ton of examples.. but meanwhile wanted to enjoy what others have taken.

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Stacey_K
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 7,966
Re: We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter
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I got this in a single frame.

Years ago I shot quite a bit of sports (my nieces soccer matches etc) with a manual focus OM-2n with a lever winder and managed somehow to get some great images. It wasn't that hard, especially shooting a sport I was familiar with, to figure out when the peak action would occur.

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Hansa Yindee
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Re: D50, single frame works fine.

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Nikon D50, Nikkor 70-300 VR.

Indian Roller next to our place.

Handheld,  I use this lens a lot...

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Indian Roller... Thailand.

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Nikon D50, Sigma 105 2.8 .

Handheld in a slight breeze.

Still use the Sigma shooting

wild jungle monkeys.

On occasions, D50 is used too..;-)

Bronze Back Snake next to your house in the tropics.

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Re: D50, single frame works fine.

Fabulous snake image. Composed etc.

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(unknown member) Veteran Member • Posts: 4,624
Re: We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter

Lovely images.

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twamers Contributing Member • Posts: 602
Re: We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter

Here is one - horse racing action but just a single shot.  Not the best ever of course but an early effort from a long way away with the much maligned 55-300.  I have a Sigma 70-200 2.8 which I'd have normally used but I'd left it at home that day!!

Phil_L Senior Member • Posts: 2,981
Re: We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter

Single shot.

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David314 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,790
For and against
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My D300 sometimes has recognizing the grip battery and I can remember when I shot this first image that I was bummed when I looked down later and saw only 6 fps but the time code shows 8 fps

4 fps very dark

1 fps with flash

1/50000 sec flash

Rob Bedows Regular Member • Posts: 195
Re: We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter

Single shot although I took several.

ABA DABA Veteran Member • Posts: 3,070
Re: We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter

Your point is well portrayed.

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ABA DABA Veteran Member • Posts: 3,070
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Excellent images,  will my inclusion qualify?

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Sagittarius Veteran Member • Posts: 4,034
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Hi,

What I do not understand is this whole argument. It reminds me the argument VR vs. no VR, using protective filter vs. not using, etc. 8 fps is a tool, which can be used, but is not necessary all the time, like any other tool. Here are several images in succession. Decide for your self.

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ABA DABA Veteran Member • Posts: 3,070
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Absolutely correct

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backayonder Senior Member • Posts: 1,200
8fps is far far too much
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Can you imagine just how quickly  you would get through a roll of 36 exposure film and as well as the cost of film  there is also the developing cost as well. Sorry 8fps is just too much.

No wait hang on a minute carry on as you were.

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Hansa Yindee
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Re: D50, single frame works fine.

Bajerunner wrote:

Fabulous snake image. Composed etc.

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Thank You ...;-)

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ABA DABA Veteran Member • Posts: 3,070
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backayonder wrote:

Can you imagine just how quickly you would get through a roll of 36 exposure film and as well as the cost of film there is also the developing cost as well. Sorry 8fps is just too much.

No wait hang on a minute carry on as you were.

Well I got to tell you " you ain't experienced anything until you have a motordrive on a 35mm with a capacity of 250 frames."

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backayonder Senior Member • Posts: 1,200
Re: 8fps is far far too much

I had a motor drive once on a Canon AV1 now when I say motor drive from memory it could just about roll on to the next frame.

cheers

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Phil_L Senior Member • Posts: 2,981
Don't confuse...

this image with my need/want for fast frame rates or not, it is just a sports shot done in single frame. It is not an argument.

I make plenty of use of my D300 with grip in machine gun mode!

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Phil_L Senior Member • Posts: 2,981
Re: 8fps is far far too much

backayonder wrote:

I had a motor drive once on a Canon AV1

I still have a Pentax MX somewhere in the cellar with one mounted!

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Re: We know 8fps is great, but lets see some images where fps did not matter

Devendra wrote:

Our jfriend, who is highly skilled, has shown some valid shots where 8fps can be helpful in sports. Most of us do not shoot sports, but do plenty of actions. No one is denying the validity of those images or how much fun 8fps is to get focused shots, but whenever we are responding with alternatives, or subsequent arguments, we are seeing strong authoritative (non-jfriend) replies that try to put us down. I was even surprised to see a threatening PM.

Since we are getting bombarded with such interesting posts, nor getting our voices heard, it will be nice to see action shots where fps did not matter. If they are well composed, even better. Definitely feel free to add fps shots too.

To start off here is a couple of shots that I got away with, what I believe, a compelling shot. Just 2 frames got the job done.

and here is how it quickly ended

The above one was shot with a pithly D70 back in the days with badly reputed IQ. Despite being 6mp, it looks sharp and detailed at 20x30 print on a 24x36 frame. This the reason why I question, how large do you print.

Thankfully I learned that luck and timing are highly critical early on. More FPS also helps but never been a show stopper.

I will post more shots later since I have a ton of examples.. but meanwhile wanted to enjoy what others have taken.

Here are a few, the first two with the Manual Focus 75-150 3.5 Series E both on the D300 and the last with the Manual Focus Nikkor-S NKJ 50MM 1.4, on the D5000. Lots of others, somewhere on the site or my drive...  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68347113@N04/8614268379/in/set-72157633149401810

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68347113@N04/8612282163/in/set-72157633149401810

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68347113@N04/8419937920/meta/in/set-72157632619164237

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