>I have a D7100, D600, and D800. We shoot horses. >Most good Equestrian Photographers take one shot at a jump. >Learning to time the shot is part of the job. > >If you can not do that, get yourself a D4, set it to CH, >Pray and Spray. > >There are only three things I like better about the D7100: >Price, weight, and 1/3 crop.
Well, I'm not going to claim to be "good" since I am strictly an amateur and this isn't a "job" for me. And again, I'm not shooting pro's or even high level jumpers. There is a big difference between a high level horse/rider going over a 5 foot jump (predictable launch, lots of air time) verses novice/beginner novice riders (unpredictable approach to the jump, almost no air time). But there are pros shooting these events and while I don't recall paying close attention I am sure at least some of them are shooting CH because I can hear them.
And in truth, I suspect I _am_ a bit slow on the draw.
But more importantly, things happen from the approach to the jump on through the landing. If you are clicking once for the money shot at the top of the jump, you will miss the refusals, thrown riders, knocked rails and awkward landings which make more interesting shots that just the typical magazine cover shot.
And a D4 is clearly not in the budget.......or I wouldn't be here discussing the D7100.