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Originally posted by crysania crysania wrote:

Thanks all! I had no idea it was a specialty setting. What an odd choice there. I can't believe I've had the camera for over a year and never checked.

But I'm taking a class about photographing motion and we were looking at when the dog crossed into the plane of focus and I missed on either end by just a hair (photo 1 was just before the POF and photo 2 was just a hair after), so she wondered about the fps and thought 12fps would catch it. Since I prefer to shoot where I can choose all the settings, I guess 8fps is the most I can ask for.

I just find it odd that that they chose to have a "specialty" setting rather than just allowing 12fps when the camera was in M mode.


All depends on the direction the dog was moving in, if it's coming towards you then there's every chance that one shot will be before and the second will be after the plane of focus.

This is 3 consecutive frames at 12FPS shot in MF.

DSC07102 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr


DSC07103 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr


DSC07104 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

I've had plenty of bursts shot where the bird fully crosses the plane of focus between frames.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote crysania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2017 at 12:03
I don't know anyone in agility photography who just takes one shot and hopes to get it in that moment. Everyone I know takes a burst of photos. The dogs are moving FAST. Trying to judge the moment they're going to cross the plane of focus is probably more than my brain can wrap around!

Thank you to everyone who pointed out the 12ps thing is a special mode (what a weird choice for the camera makers to make on that). I was able to make use of it while practicing this weekend and was pretty happy with the results. I managed to catch some nice in focus shots coming out of tunnels, which is a hard one to get!
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Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Originally posted by crysania crysania wrote:

Thanks all! I had no idea it was a specialty setting. What an odd choice there. I can't believe I've had the camera for over a year and never checked.

But I'm taking a class about photographing motion and we were looking at when the dog crossed into the plane of focus and I missed on either end by just a hair (photo 1 was just before the POF and photo 2 was just a hair after), so she wondered about the fps and thought 12fps would catch it. Since I prefer to shoot where I can choose all the settings, I guess 8fps is the most I can ask for.

I just find it odd that that they chose to have a "specialty" setting rather than just allowing 12fps when the camera was in M mode.


All depends on the direction the dog was moving in, if it's coming towards you then there's every chance that one shot will be before and the second will be after the plane of focus.

This is 3 consecutive frames at 12FPS shot in MF.

DSC07102 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr


DSC07103 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr


DSC07104 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

I've had plenty of bursts shot where the bird fully crosses the plane of focus between frames.


This is exactly what was happening! It's amazing how fast some dogs (and birds!) move. You'd think even 8fps would get ONE shot in focus, but often the dog would fall between the cracks in that tiny fraction of a second. 12fps managed to catch those between the cracks moments.

agility59 by Michelle, on Flickr
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