40d burst rate problem
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30-11-09, 08:43 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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I've just taken delivery of a new 40D and immediately wanted to test its 6.5fps burst speed. Disappointingly, it's nowhere near 6.5fps. Worried, I looked up videos of 40D shutter speeds so I could compare. It's noticeably slower than those in any of the videos, e.g. the below:
I'm trying to diagnose the problem. I'm using a high shutter speed (1/800), high-speed continuous shooting drive and a (two year old) 4GB San disk Extreme III card.
Hi, I use a 40D and shoot mainly motor sport. Earlier this year at Brands Hatch I shot 8 images of a motorbike rider coming off his bike (shot in RAW format), TV 1/750 AV5.6 with a EOS 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM lens and a x 2 extender, 1GB San disk extreme II card.
My camera recorded the start of the 1st image as 10:51:55 and the 8th at 10:51:57
I was very impressed with the performance and I managed to keep my finger on the shutter button and track the rider from the time he fell to the time it ended. Here are the images not the best as I am learning to improve my skill and technique
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