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How important is fps to you.
Very important 69%  69%  [ 20 ]
Not important 17%  17%  [ 5 ]
Never gave it a thought 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 29
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:01 am 
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I thought I would open a poll on fps in the Wildlife sections as I myself am getting a little frustrated with my FZ28 when it comes down to fps.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:28 am 
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Somewhat important :P

In cases of fast unpredictable action it can help. Other times I don't think it makes that much difference once you have good enough speed.

Bigger problem is the raw burst length is rather puny on most cameras.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:54 pm 
you can always select the high speed burst @3MP but the thing i hate the most is when your fully zoomed while tracking something in flight and you press the shutter you get a lag because of the focus after that you just lost your subject and the same goes for the rest of the pictures taken because of the review wich you cant turn off.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:54 pm 
on compacts the usual problems is not fps but the fact that your iso usually can't go very high and you get longet times e.g. longer than 1/10... so that's not actual lag...


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@ 3fps...sometimes ya get em sometimes ya miss :roll:
All about timing.
In Jpeg it's not so bad :) ...RAW,hmmm :evil:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:38 pm 
I do a lot of motorsport photography, often quite close to the action, so I find it really useful to have a high FPS at my disposal. It's one of the factors that made me switch to Canon's 50D.


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kpr wrote:
@ 3fps...sometimes ya get em sometimes ya miss :roll:
All about timing.
In Jpeg it's not so bad :) ...RAW,hmmm :evil:

Exactly the same here. When I (try to :lol:) photograph fast-moving aircraft, it'd come in handy, those extra FPS.

In my opinion more than 5 à 7 FPS is overkill. Actually, 5 would be more than sufficient for (nearly) everyone...except for professionals who depend on fast DSLR's (photojournalists for instance).

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