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Mar 04, 2010 01:42 |  #16

Some people sadly just don't shoot enough.


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Mar 04, 2010 01:46 |  #17

Its not about spraying, its how you spray that makes the difference... :)


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Mar 04, 2010 02:22 |  #18

Yep some people just aren't able to take as many shots as others, or they are so good they make every shot count ;)


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Mar 04, 2010 02:25 |  #19

I definitely think about my shots... doesn't change the fact that I shoot about 2k a month between my two bodies.


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Mar 04, 2010 06:23 |  #20

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Mar 04, 2010 07:59 |  #21

Like the film guy said, I'm trying to make my shots count a little more these days. Working on getting it right with a couple shots rather than 10, leaving the camera DOWN when I know an interesting shot isn't there. But I'll still shoot high-speed burst mode when shooting sports. This method almost guarantees a peak action shot will come from a sequence.

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Mar 04, 2010 08:07 |  #22

snyderman wrote in post #9726636 (external link)
But I'll still shoot high-speed burst mode when shooting sports. This method almost guarantees a peak action shot will come from a sequence.

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Same here. I suck at sports so I shoot a lot, cull a lot, and the girls don't ever find out that I suck at sports.


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Mar 04, 2010 08:46 as a reply to  @ darosk's post |  #23

I think people would agree it depends on the use, right??

If you're taking a picture of a sunset you might have 15 minutes to get a couple shots.. With objects that don't move like buildings, flowers, etc you can get one shot and be done. If you go on a birding trip to Costa Rica you might take 3,000 shots and have 100-200 great ones. If your subject is in and out of shadows, behind branches, moving quickly and unexpectedly I think it's fair to assume a camera will have tons of work on it..... Similar situation for sports shooting, but probably not as difficult to get things perfect.

What is odd is when you see some of these so-called 'action' cameras with low shutter counts.


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Mar 04, 2010 08:50 |  #24
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Mar 04, 2010 09:06 |  #25

Brett wrote in post #9724907 (external link)
Some of us used to shoot film. It was a more thoughtful process, because in general, you left the house with a few 36-exposure rolls...or, a camera with a partially-depleted roll, meaning only a few shots. Each shot had a definite cost, in terms of film and processing (unless you had your own darkroom, and even then, chemicals and paper weren't cheap).

Now, it's easy to leave the house with a DSLR and come back with hundreds or thousands of shots, at virtually no cost. But some of us are stuck in the old film mentality: make each shot count.

FWIW, my year-old 5D has less than 4K exposures, and I carry my camera a lot.

True for me. I have been guilty of wasting shots just because I can. Mostly though I am careful about getting it right so I don't have to wade through multiple shots of the same thing in pp. I don't conserve to save the shutter or anything like that. If the camera breaks down I can justify a new one to the old lady.

Still I average about 3k a year. Which, to the OP's point, is a lot more than some people.



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Mar 04, 2010 09:40 |  #26

It can be a question of multiple bodies, constant upgrading, style of use or subject of photography.

When I shoot motorsports I can take between 500 and 1500 shots in a full day. Landscape, can be anything from a half dozen to a rare 200 or so.

Combine the worst case, a landscaper who only shoots a few frames per outing, regularly upgrades the multiple bodies owned and you end up with cameras with tiny shutter counts.

Then you have the other end, sports shooters who are maybe not as established, own one body and machine gun an event. You end up with young bodies and 300k shots.

Cameras are used in a myriad of ways. I've got a five year old 20D (my only camera) with about 32k on it. 80% of those clicks are motorsport, but my ratio of final images is about 50-50 between motorsport and landscapes.

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Mar 04, 2010 09:52 |  #27

well, my 1.5 year old Xti has 24k shots. 22k was done when i was learning everything/family shots. 2k was after i started using film(i learned ALOT from it) and it was done in 9 months or so. Every time i go out to shoot i usually come back with 30-40 photos, and that number is getting smaller and smaller :)
So taking this into account a professional can really get such low count of shots :)


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Mar 04, 2010 09:53 |  #28

Low mileage? nope...


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Mar 04, 2010 09:58 |  #29

shooting styles differ, some people take photographs every day, others once a week when they get time, or special occasions, others a couple of times a month..

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Mar 04, 2010 10:12 |  #30

In my first two days I took around 1k shots of the most random things around. I was so pumped to finally have a DSLR I was taking pictures of everything. Haha. I'm definitely not gonna have a low milage camera when I'm through with this thing. I envy those that do have low milage though, a lot of it (I think) is probably attributed to skill.




  
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