navydoc wrote in post #18343320
I'm not a sports shooter but I can't imagine one needing to hold down the shutter long enough at a time to fill the buffer in the first place. It seems more likely that bursts of 2-3 seconds at a time would be sufficient to capture THE moment. I'd also hate to have to cull through hundreds of shots spaced 1/20th of a second apart looking for that one magic shot for any one instance too.
TMaG82 wrote in post #18343789
I agree. And also just because a camera has a max feature doesn't meant you have to shoot at it exclusively. I find the 20 FPS there for when you need it. Some will use it more than others. For me I'm more than happy shooting at 8-10 FPS but those rare occasions when 15-20 are needed it's nice to have. Just like your car can drive 120 MPH but doesn't mean you should.
Many years ago I started setting my max burst rate on the 1D2 to 6 fps vs. it's max 8.5
Once I got better at timing shots, I found this to be usefull. I had a way to get it to 8.5 fairly qickly (can;t remember old 1D2 personal functions off the tiop of my head) but rarely if ever used it.
With the 1D3 the speeds were easier to customize, so I left the fast setting at max 10 fps, but set the lower burst to the same 6 fps, and used that almost exclusively. I can trigger single shots @ about 5 FPS, and leaving the burst set at 6 = easy to get a single shot, but the burst was there if desired. 10 fps was very hard to get a single shot, you almost always got two or three. Likewise my 1D4 and 7D2 are set up this way. My 5D3 and 5D4 max burst are perfect at 6 and 7 FPS max.
If I had a camera with 20fps, I would shoot it mostly set to 6 FPS for the same reasons, so i could easily control the single shots,. but I would VERY MUCH want a way to set the custom controls so with a single button I could easily take advantage of and activate the 20 fps. It would have to be easy, like Like having two AF ON buttons