it's really just one step further than the spray and pray techniques I see some DSLR shooters using. I was on a photowalk with a guy once who had his Canon set-up to 7 fps burst mode and would rip off 7 frames (or more) even for static shots. I just couldn't see the point. But I guess it doesn't really matter. It's different ways of doing the same thing. It's not the workflow I would choose for myself. I like waiting for the moment.
I was on a photowalk with a guy once who had his Canon set-up to 7 fps burst mode and would rip off 7 frames (or more) even for static shots. I just couldn't see the point.
Yeah I agree, that's way overkill in that context.
But I can sort of understand the 'spray' technique up to a certain extent. For example, the Red camera (I bought one) has been changing the way studio fashion shoots are done, the interaction between the photographer and the model is changing, there is no 'start-stop' interaction between them, rather it's more like a film director directing the model who moves and reacts in a continuous flow. Some models say they're not used to this new way of modelling because they're used to the move-freeze-pose-move, and they're not hearing the 'click' of the shutter signalling another pose. Another application in the spray technique could work very well in the sports genre, for example.
As I understand it, Red is developing firmware to allow for a single frame shutter-style click with each press of the button so that the camera can be set up to function like a traditional DSLR for still photography. If that's the case, the Red camera will be a step closer to being a true modular DSMC where you can set it up to look like, and function like, a stills photography camera for one project, and re-configured to function like a digital filmmaking camera for a different project.
For someone like me who likes to dabble in both, that's a step closer to the perfect all-in-one camera. Personally speaking the new Leica M is my personal 'perfect' all-in-one camera, it seems they're taking the filmmaking function of the new Leica seriously. It will not produce anything close to the Red camera filmmaking capabilities but for me personally, I could have a rangefinder camera (which I love) plus a halfway decent filmmaking camera in a small package that I can carry everywhere with me.
Last edited by TraamisVOS; January 7th, 2013 at 05:24 AM.