Burst isn't the same as spray and pray.
When I'm doing sports stuff I'll get to the venue early and walk around to work out whats going to give me the shot I want, taking into consideration foreground and background perspective, taking into account the likely gait of the sportsperson, the available light, it's relevance in terms of 'the story' of the event.
I'll practice my exposure and tweak my settings during warm ups, then when the decisive moment occurs I'll be ready.
I might shoot in burst mode, I will almost certainly shoot in AiServo (of course if you are adhering to the decisive moment ethos you will MF, you will zone or hyperfocal, won't you?) Burst will give me a choice of up to 8 images per second.
I'm not photgraphing handsome young couples strolling out of parisian cafes.
Had Cartier-bresson and all the great street photographers had colour film, had reliable predictable af, had motordrives of course they would have used them.
The fact is that they didn't. They had mechanical leicas or rolleis.
So a certain style of working was forced upon them.
I love using manual film cameras, they require a different way of working, thats for sure, but I actually think there is as much skill in predicting and preparing for a moment than waiting for a moment to occur.
The fallacy of course is that the street photographers had intent, it wasn't just by happy accident.
Gulp. Some if the shots (robert dossineu) are now widely accepted to have been staged.
What with the classic looking fuji x cameras there appears to be a longing to return to a more innocent time. Or a more craft based technique.
Bin your fuji x. Pick up a voigtlander bessa, a minolta hi-matic 7sii, a minolta cl, or if you can afford it a leica mp.
Pick up some film. Mono.
Go and see if finding the decisive moment is as much fun as you'll think.
I can virtually guarantee that in this day and age with the pederast and terror paranoia, that the most pleasant rewarding thing about your experience will be using an old camera.
It's great. The decisive moment guys weren't retro. They were state of the art.
If they were working today they may still use a 35mm lens, but it would be on a 1dx.