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What are the downsides of leaving my camera in burst mode all the time?

Is there any harm in leaving my camera in high speed burst even when it's not specifically required? Will it have a negative affect on my photos when I'm not shooting action shot, such as portraits ...
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Can lens focus speed affect continuous shooting speed?

I was using a 50mm f/1.8 II lens on my Canon 40D yesterday, and I was trying to capture some action shots using continuous high-speed drive mode and AI Servo autofocus mode. I was using a shutter ...
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What conditions hold up continuous shooting?

Sometimes when attempting to shoot continuously (at high speed) with my Nikon D90, something appears to block the smooth interval between shutter releases. I have it set up to take RAW and JPEG ...
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1answer
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Can I do exposure bracketing as a burst of shots on a Nikon D5000?

Is it possible on Nikon D5000 to do AE bracketing in a burst? Currently I've been able only to set bracketing mode but all three firings had to be done manually with the trigger button.
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3answers
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Is 2 megapixels enough for 4x6 prints?

My compact camera has a burst mode, which shoots 10 fps at 2 megapixels. I plan to use it at an upcoming company sporting event (basketball and tennis, outdoors) and plan to post memorable moments at ...
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4answers
487 views

What are the practical uses of low speed continuous drive (shooting) mode?

The Canon 7D has two types of continuous shooting mode: High speed continuous and low speed continuous. What are the practical applications (scenarios, photography style, uses, etc) of using the low ...
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3answers
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How is shots per second of a camera is measured?

I was just curious to know what are settings used in testing the camera's shots per second?Especially the shutter speed. Whether its set to the camera's maximum capability or any standard shutter ...
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1answer
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Canon 5D Mk II shoots only 2.1 FPS burst instead of 3.9 claimed, why?

I've timed my 5D Mk II at 2.1 FPS during burst shooting, which is way lower than 3.9 FPS promised by Canon. The time of taking a shot does not depend on image quality / size, so I assume memory card ...
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1answer
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Is burst rate higher in RAW mode?

I own a Nikon D5000 and the Wikipedia page says that : Continuous shooting 4 frame/s for 67 Large Fine JPEG or 11 RAW frames Does this mean that keeping the camera in NEF (RAW) mode increases ...
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2answers
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How can I solve a problem with unintended bursts in single-shot mode on my Canon 7D?

Wondering if any of you have heard of this. I've started to experience an intermittent problem with my 7D where the shutter will occasionally fire between two and six times with a single button press. ...
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What does the transfer speed of a memory card mean for taking photographs?

I want to ask about the transfer speed of the memory card. It is written on the memory card as something like 45MB/s, 80MB/s. Does it affect anything when we take pictures? What I understand is that ...
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Is there a way to improve continuous drive speed on my EOS-M?

'Nominal' continuous drive speed on the EOS-M is 4fps I normally shoot Raw + Jpeg. In this mode, I get a burst of three frames at 1.25 fps, then it oscillates between about .7 and 1.25 fps. If I ...
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Why can't I shoot continously with my Nikon DSLR?

What is the reason I can not shoot continuous shots on my nikon d90 for action shots? It only allows me to shoot one frame. I am using a Tamron 200-500 lens.
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Permentantly set continuous mode on Nikon D5100?

I'm traveling and I don't have access to my manual, so I'm sorry if it's in there. I flip between modes a lot and tend to use full auto (when family doesn't have patience for me to set something up). ...