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- Jul 21, 2010
How about the 90D then?Frame rate. It really does make a difference when shooting sports. At 5 fps, your only frame of the peak moment might happen right as an official steps between you and the athlete(s). At 10 fps, you can often salvage one of the frames just before or just after the referee's butt is your primary subject.
Sure, you can get plenty of keepers at 5 fps or even 2 fps like in the motor drive film days. But you get a lot more, which often include the key moments of a contest, at 10 fps. Expectations are much higher now that you deliver shots of practically *every* key play than they were in the past, when just getting a good frame of the key players was enough, even if it wasn't when they were making the key plays.
I definitely get the frame rate advantage. After getting the 5DII, I kept the 7D for birds with the 100-400 – the 8 fps allowed better choices for wing position. After getting the 1D X and 600/4 II, the 7D became superfluous.