- Aug 16, 2012
Don't you AE-lock and recompose anyway?
When shooting in burst?! No.
Sure, there's a time for locking AE, but leaning on the shutter at max fps is not the time to do it. You either shoot M* or you don't. If you don't, you need to run the AE calculations every frame or (for instance) a panning shot over a varying lightness background (sports, wildlife, etc.) will be a hot mess exposure-wise.
*And I don't own a 1-series camera but I believe some of them still do the metering/AE lift in the background in M mode (if you love auto ISO, EC, etc.)
I'm not saying the Z6/Z7's max fps is useless, I'm saying it's conditional based on settings. Right now we know one of those conditions to be AE working with each frame. We might also find in the manual that you only get it with JPG or compressed RAW. I would rather just be told 6-7 fps in all use cases than have my framerate have to be something that I game/tune to get what I want, but (in fairness) others might like that level of tribal lore and tinkering.
(Folks: Am I completely high for thinking conditional FPS / 'we say X fps but it's really way less than X in practice' is dumb? I'll get off my horse if so.)