>Coming from a background of film, you had to learn to >anticipate the action rather than rely on the bandwidth of the >camera... unless you invested in a very bulky motor drive and >burned up a lot of expensive film. Even now when shooting >action, I try to treat it as film - anticipate the action and >then shoot bursts of no more than 3 or 5 images at a time.
I grew up on film as well, but by the time we got to the F3, all pros were on motor drives (6fps+) and either bulk loading, or with multiple bodies and doing quick changeouts with an assistant. Been there, done that.
Most of my sports shooting is done single frame. At least with the camera in my hand. But you simply don't have this luxury when you have remotes. The camera behind the goal, above the net, at the finish line, etc., is NOT in your control, and you do rely on the bandwidth.