SLR Camera

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Tim M., Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Tim M.

    Tim M. Guest

    Ok Guys/Gals,

    I'm a total rookie to the SLR scene. The reason I'm looking into a film
    camera is I have been going to alot
    of sporting events and the digital camera just can't capture motion all that
    well. My friend is going to loan me
    a SLR tomorrow of his to see if I like it before I go out and buy one. As a
    beginner SLR, what would you
    suggest that won't overwhelm me with options, but also won't break the bank.
    Thanks for any input. BTW,
    what speed film should I use for bright sunny days with moderate
    motion.....ie: football games

    Tim
     
    Tim M., Jul 27, 2003
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  2. Hi

    You should be looking for a medium kamera (not beginner, not pro), that has
    a good framerate (at least 2,5 frames/sek).

    When shooting sports, you often want a good fast shuttertime (e.g. 1/1000
    sek to freeze fast movement), so try out an ISO 400 (the Fujipress is a nice
    fine grain, perhaps try their ISO 800, for indoors sports)...

    You can the the specifications for alot of cameras here:

    http://www.photozone.de , it is in english, look for the equipment page, on
    top...

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    Venlig hilsen/best regards

    René Ernst Nielsen

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    +45 28722962
     
    René Ernst Nielsen, Jul 27, 2003
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  3. Tim M.

    Zoom Guest

    Hi Tim

    Most SLR's except top models have enough automatic settings,
    understandable for a beginner. If you plan to photograph a lot, I'd
    recomend some higher model (like Canon EOS 30 or Nikon F75) - they
    have more advanced functions which you will lack in cheaper models
    after some time. For sports events you will need an additional
    telezoom lens.
     
    Zoom, Jul 27, 2003
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  4. Tim M.

    Bob Sull Guest

    Tim,

    I am not familiar with SLRs other than Canon so I may seem biased.

    I would suggest a Canon Elan 7, a good middle of the road SLR. A
    reasonable lens for sports could be the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS
    USM Zoom. The IS is Canon's Image Stabilizer technology which would
    help with hand held shots at the 300mm end. A Canon EF 28-105mm
    f/3.5-4.5 USM is a good lens as is the 28-135 f/3.5-4.5 IS USM

    As far as film for bright sunny days, I shoot CART races with cars doing
    180mph plus with 100 speed film.

    Bob
     
    Bob Sull, Jul 27, 2003
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    J Elliott Guest

    I shot with a Nikon D1X and I can assure you that moving images are no
    problem..


    I can send you a few exapmles if you like.

    I am not suggesting that you buy nikon,

    Just don't think that Digital can't capture motion...
     
    J Elliott, Aug 1, 2003
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