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 football games

    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: , it is in english, look for the equipment page, on

    Venlig hilsen/best regards

    René Ernst Nielsen

    +45 66122111
    +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
  4. Tim M.

    Bob Sull Guest


    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 Sull, Jul 27, 2003
  5. Tim M.

    J Elliott Guest

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

    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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