EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18456292
I honestly can't say that I have... I'm usually pretty aware of what settings my camera is set to so I know when/what I need to change if the moment calls for it. I can see how that would potentially be useful, but we're talking about a 1-stop missed exposure for a hypothetical shot... seems like a lot to fuss about over 1 camera feature.
That's a lovely shot.
I'm still not convinced that it wouldn't be just as lovely at f2 (though in this example I'd be surprised to hear this was above 1/4000s anyway), but as you said, that doesn't really matter. What does matter is that I still think it's silly to shell out a huge amount of extra cash for an added stop of SS. Which is why my first response to the OP's question "Do you need 1/8000s?" was and still is "No.".
You're designing the game around your own playing style.
There are people who want maximum DOF, some or all of the time. On a sunny day, they can not shoot in M mode at 1/4000 and f/1.4 or thereabouts or lower, with many cameras, without blowing matte whites.
This is not a subtle issue for them. The camera either allows using their lens wide open without clipping, or it doesn't. This is a binary thing for them. They are forced to have more DOF than they want and what their lens allows.
For those people, a 1/4000 shutter speed limit can be a major PITA, until cameras start having DxO-like "Measured ISO" values at base ISO of 50 or less, and even lower for f/0.9 lenses.
I don't know why you think it is trivial that it is dangerous to open your lens all the way on some cameras. Trivial to you perhaps, and many others, but very real to others.