You don't get my point.
The premise of the article was photographing motorbike races and sports photographers ditching their DSLRs.
Phase one home page and the first line of the article.
Their work is interesting, but it's got nothing to do with a sports photography in the true sense of sports photography.
These are portrait photos taken with a slow camera. Nice work, but not sports photography.
I don't call my photography sports photography because I photograph A-list boxers, football players, world record holders and Olympic champions etc.
True sports photographers are sports photographer... a very respectable breed.
Then there's also the reference to flash sync at 1/1600th of a second for shallow depth of field.
The pair also added some leaf shutter lenses to their photographic armory and they now utilize the fast flash sync capabilities.
“One customer asked for a picture with a really blurred background.
It was at midday in bright conditions but we used 1600/sec shutter speed sync and a wide-open aperture setting and it worked really well.
It's really amazing and is like discovering something new.”
Discovering something new? High speed sync has been around for quite a while and DSLRs were capable of as high as 1/8000th before the
Phase One LS lenses even came out....