Tom Reichner wrote in post #18983341.
That's crazy good! .
Is that speed available when shooting RAW, at the camera's full resolution, or only when shooting jpeg, or a "dumbed down" pixel count?
I mean, it's impressive either way, but to shoot full resolution RAW images while AF tracking at that frame rate - that would be a real game changer, for a couple of different reasons..
RAW ( and JPEG if you like too ), you get 16Mp (1.25 crop in) down from 24 but still...
Blackout-free high-speed continuous shooting of 30 fps with AF/AE tracking...
The camera also has a sports finder mode when in the 1.25x crop as above that shows you the full display and there is an outline defining the 16Mp. So you can see outside the frame as it were. That's very handy for framing fast moving subjects
Using maths and science by people much smarter then me
Wilt wrote in post #18983362
Yes, assuming the Blue Angel flying 350mph or 513 ft/sec., that means from one frame to another is a mere 17.1 feet of travel of the airplane being seen in the opening of the bridge, 1/3 of the length of the plane. As captured in the linked photo, the Blue Angel fills 53% of the width of the opening at its level. LUCK captures it centered...LUCK!
Yes, keeping the jet centered in your FRAME might be fairly easy, but centering it in the opening of the GG Bridge is purely luck.
Luck, skill, who's counting. I'm just surprised a baseball player can hit a ball with a bat. You know like in major league baseball where it takes less than 1/2 a second for that tiny ball to travel that distance, all curving and hitting a random spot somewhere near the batter and yet he still makes the hit. Luck, skill who's counting.