camera for motor sport

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by gerald, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. gerald

    gerald Guest

    I want to buy a used 35mm autofocus camera for up to £500. Needs to
    have fast autofocus, fast motor drive, little time delay on shutter
    release and preferably be light, reasonably robust and have a degree
    of weather resistance. Whatever I choose will then want to build an
    outfit in.

    What should I go for?

    gerald, Jul 24, 2003
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  2. EOS 3.
    Victor Bazarov, Jul 24, 2003
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  3. gerald

    Jim Townsend Guest

    You beat me to it :)
    Jim Townsend, Jul 24, 2003
  4. Nikon F100 would be my vote. Better made than the EOS-3. :)
    Jim MacKenzie, Jul 24, 2003
  5. I wonder on what you base your assertion...
    Victor Bazarov, Jul 24, 2003
  6. I wondered the same thing, having seen both.
    Skip Middleton, Jul 25, 2003
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    Don Stauffer Guest

    Make sure it has ability to do easy manual focus also. You may
    frequently find that autofocus is not appropriate, and need to have
    good, easy manual focus in those cases. Most of the AF SLRs feature
    this, but make sure on your choice.
    Don Stauffer, Jul 25, 2003
  8. gerald

    T P Guest

    Jim's absolutely right.

    I have owned and used both cameras. The Nikon is definitely better
    made, with a zinc alloy die-cast chassis and a magnesium alloy casing.

    The EOS 3 is plastic.

    The one remaining weakness of the F100 is that the back is made of
    plastic. But overall it is way ahead of the EOS 3, which is a very
    fine camera but less suitable than the F100 in harsh weather.
    T P, Jul 25, 2003
  9. gerald

    T P Guest

    They are not within Gerald's budget.
    T P, Jul 25, 2003
  10. Didn't think so, which is why I suggested used. The only way he's going to
    get a robust camera with fast AF and stay under 500 GBP is to buy a used one
    Skip Middleton, Jul 25, 2003
  11. gerald

    Bob Sull Guest

    Canon EOS-3. Canon has the Ultrasonic lenses that are tough to beat in
    focussing speed. Plus they work on all Canon EOS bodies.

    Bob Sull, Jul 25, 2003
  12. gerald

    JR Guest

    I use an F100 for my motorsport work. No regrets or problems at
    all...In fact I see a bunch of old, manual focus SLR's at the tracks all
    the time. SO you can use a lot of things, but the F100 is hard to beat.

    JR, Jul 26, 2003
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