Brian_R wrote in post #17199697
since when was 1/1000 shutter the slowest possible shutter to freeze sports action? is this a new thing because i have definitely froze action shooting soccer at 1/500
1/1000th is about what I shoot for at NFL games. At 1/800th, I sometimes get some motion blur on feet/hands/balls.
TeamSpeed wrote in post #17199685
If your career was on the line where you had an office of folks behind you taking all your photos during a game to see what gold nuggets lie on the card (or you were wirelessly transmitting as you took shots), you would spray the entire game. Let somebody else dig through what you have. If you are an amateur or hobbyist, and have to go through your own photos for your own use, you would be more picky about what you shot and how many frames you took. Also 10+fps is useless unless your system can hold focus on the subject the entire time the burst was happening.
It is all about the perspective and end goal. When you are trying to scoop some other organization, you would spray a ton.
You and I have different philosophies when shooting pro sports, then. I doubt he had a team of people in the stadium editing for him.
Even when I do have a runner and editor, I don't spray like a mad man. I shoot pretty much the same, only I don't have to waste time going to the media room. Every pro sports photographer I know tags photos in camera while shooting to make it easier and quicker on themselves and/or their editors to sort.
I don't know a single shooter that would just spray and pray just because they have an editor on site. The people that can get an editor on site aren't the spray and pray types.