Fashion items that major motion picture producers are using for movie releases, and that some Tv shows have incorporated into their regular production. In addition I’m seeing fashion shoots and even some product photography being done with these.iPhones are <$1,000 fashion items, just like clothes. High end cameras are >$2,000 work tools. Therefore, no - not alike.
I doubt if anyone cares about shutter slap on the golf course. You’re standing at least a couple of dozen feet away, at the closest. You’re outdoors too.No pro golf is very serious and very quiet, photographers have to be silent especially on the back swing which is when many of the most dynamic images are taken. Having a silent shutter allows you to use a wide angle lens rather than a telephoto to get a much more dynamic image. It was the silent shooting for golf that was the biggie. I've shot some pro-am stuff and even then they take noise from photographers or spectators very seriously.
Pro tennis is more about the fps as they are not as touchy about camera shutters, but it doesn't hurt...
I don't shoot golf professionally, but I know a couple who do at the highest level, their main reason for swapping from a full professional Canon kit to Sony was the A9's silent shutter. What else do you want me to say? They are liars, they swapped because DPR told them to?I doubt if anyone cares about shutter slap on the golf course. You’re standing at least a couple of dozen feet away, at the closest. You’re outdoors too.
It’s interesting that it’s mainly the USA and Canada that’s concerned about noise on the golf course. Go to Asia, for example, and people are screaming while the swing is in progress.
Interesting comments. I liked most of your text, although for my sports shooting it's difficult to say what fps would be optimal.Professional sports photographers generally knows how to time the photos well enough to be just fine without 20 FPS.
I actually challenged myself a couple of years ago with shooting soccer in "single action mode":
And had more keepers than i use to do otherwise.
Great stuff! Amazed you're getting this at 1/400. Nice work!Interesting comments. I liked most of your text, although for my sports shooting it's difficult to say what fps would be optimal.
I shoot Japanese sword fighting a.k.a. kendo. The fighters try to make their attacks surprises to the opponent, so that means I also need to figure out when they might attack or they might surprise me too. I can't just hold down shutter for the whole match or my card would be full in no time. Also the actual contact (which makes usually for best picture) is very short duration. I think if I waited when I know they attack, and use single shot trying to capture the contact, I would almost never get it.
Instead, usually I keep tracking the players with half-press, and when I feel they might attack I already press down, hoping they actually do attack. Otherwise I'm never early enough to capture the contact. Especially on higher level where people are crazy fast. Then the fps count helps "getting lucky" by capturing the actual contact. I'd say roughly 10% of all attacks I shoot I get the contact timing correctly. (shooting with 1DX 12fps, around 1/400).
So for me higher FPS would help "getting lucky" with the strike, but naturally it would add more culling too. Sometimes I toy with the idea of shooting video and capturing the frames. If I could shoot 1080p240 with shutter at 1/480, that would be interesting experiment.
One from recent competition:
One of my best shots at the world championships:
He's so blazingly fast I don't think without the method I mention above, I could have caught the strike.
If there was camera that had variable fps setting (with high enough limit), I'd probably be using around 16-20fps for my shooting. I'm really curious to see what the 1DX3 can do.
Also here's example of "video" I made from 1DX frames (not sure how to insert here, so post link instead (link seems to work... interesting...)):
Thanks. Most places are too dim to go any faster than that. 99% shooting with 70-200 @ 2.8 and ISO6400. I recently bought Sigma 85/1.4, so I might use that on second body. Probably shooting @ F2.0 to give bit more depth, so then I can relax ISO by one stop or go one stop faster shutter. At Tokyo world champs they increased lights for semi-finals and finals by about 1 stop. This summer in Korea it was ~0.5 stops brighter than usually. Most gyms it's 1/400 F2.8 ISO6400 all day.Great stuff! Amazed you're getting this at 1/400. Nice work!
As I read these posts, I wonder why so many people feel pressured to make a purchase right now? Is this GAS, or a real need?Sony says a successor to the A9 is coming. Look out! Canon is certainly facing a lot of pressure from Sony and Nikon.
Look out – reality is tapping you on the shoulder because you're ignoring it. Yeah, selling more ILCs than Sony and Nikon every year and leading the market by a very large margin does indeed put pressure on Canon.Sony says a successor to the A9 is coming. Look out! Canon is certainly facing a lot of pressure from Sony and Nikon.
Scott, meet Humorous Sarcasm. Humorous Sarcasm, this is Scott. Seems you two haven't met.