Don't have the camera or manual handy for checking the menu setting, but it's selectable whether 10 or 11. Ten will mean you get continuous auto-focus between shots, whereas eleven will mean focus and exposure are set with first shot, and subsequent ones repeat.
> >Seems to me that if you prefocused, put the lens on manual and >used lite view, you could achieve some FPS increase.
You don't have to go to those extremes, set it on 11, it auto-focuses for the first frame and just keeps using it.
I tried it a few times, decided that keeping it auto-focusing was far more important than the 1fps. Especially since I get a LOT of bursts where the first frame is not in focus (despite being in "Focus + release" priority), so letting it improve a bit each shot seems to help; obviously if the subject is changing distance it helps even more.
>I wonder whether setting the LENR off will help,too. Mentioned >in the D800 thread: > >"If you shoot in CH mode and need to maximize your FPS >rate Long Exposure Noise Reduction should be turned >off."
I didn't quite believe it in that thread. I went manual diving, and it probably originated on page 302 (D4 manual) or page 277 (D800 manual) with "In continuous release mode frame rates will slow and while photographs are being processed the capacity of the memory buffer will drop but it's clearly in the context of a paragraph that starts "taken at shutter speeds slower than 1 s". It doesn't apply at shutter speeds under 1s, someone just didn't read the beginning of the paragraph closely.
It's not listed on the pages referring to CH slowdown.