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    Best camera for motion photos
    Guys/ Gals,
    I'm looking to buy a camera that takes good motion photos such as sports pictures. I need some suggestions as to what to buy and if I need any lens or anything like that. I have a sony cybershot right now but it is terrrrrible for action pictures. Any advice is highly appreciated!

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    Honestly, if you want true motion freezing pictures with no blur you'd want a DSLR. There might be a few point and shoot cameras that could take decent pictures like the canon G9 but these cameras are just about as expensive as a DSLR.

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    The Nikon D40 is a great camera and you should be able to find some really cheap kits like this one. http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/SL...FR6gnAodyy4PWg

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    yea, a D40/60 or Rebel XTI would be a good starter DSLR.
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    Recently bought one for the same reason. Did a lot of research and found this site to be the most helpful...

    http://kenrockwell.com/index.htm

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    Ok thanks for the help, I've limited it down to three right now. Sony Alpha 10.2, Nikon 6.1mp DP40, and Canon EOS digital Rebel XT 8.0 mp. The nikon comes with a second lens for only $100 extra right now at best buy. Deal is over this week. Any leads on where to go from there? All are around the $500 range, with the nikon going to $600 with the extra lens.
    I will mostly be taking pictures of football games with this. so i need good action photos in less than optimal light conditions. Any input is helpful, Thanks!

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    Continuous shooting is going to be your friend. It's the one feature that I love the most... and 2.5 frames per second on the D40 is enough for me. Your DEFINATELY going to need the 55-200mm lens. For a football game... definately. Make sure you get at least a 4Gb card that's x133 speed. It's probably the cheapest part of the purchase. I went with an 8gb card.

    After reading sooo much at that page I linked above, I bought the Nikon D40 w/18-55mm and 55-200mm, SB-400 Flash, 8gb, ... so that's my vote. If you get filters to protect your lens, read that link first. Non-Coated filters are not worth your time, unless you want to edit out ghosts. Your going to learn a lot and have greater ability for awesome shots...

    Consider buying online, at least comparing the Best Buy.

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    I found the Nikon D40 at B&H photo with the same lens that Best Buy is offering for the same price, except B&H comes with a 2 gb memory stick and a carry bag. So the camera, Bag, Memory and an extra lens for 600. Where as best buy is just the camera and extra lens. So this camera is a good camera for motion pictures at a football game?

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    The camera is fine. I always tell people who are getting into the DSLR world to get a camera body they can afford and buy good glass(lenses). Good lenses will make your pictures better; I have two Canon 40Ds and have "L" series lenses which make my sports pictures come out a lot better than their consumer grade lenses; they're much faster in terms of focusing even though most of all there lenses have USM. Try to get a lens somewhere down the road that is f/2.8, it means it will allow you to get a faster shutter speed and get a nice bokeh (background blur) between your subject and the playing field. Everything will come out nicer with a lens that is f/2.8 or faster to sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman8807 View Post
    The camera is fine. I always tell people who are getting into the DSLR world to get a camera body they can afford and buy good glass(lenses). Good lenses will make your pictures better; I have two Canon 40Ds and have "L" series lenses which make my sports pictures come out a lot better than their consumer grade lenses; they're much faster in terms of focusing even though most of all there lenses have USM. Try to get a lens somewhere down the road that is f/2.8, it means it will allow you to get a faster shutter speed and get a nice bokeh (background blur) between your subject and the playing field. Everything will come out nicer with a lens that is f/2.8 or faster to sports.
    What he said.

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    I took the plunge and bought the Nikon 40d at Best buy with the extra lens. The lens was 55x200. It was 150 bucks cheaper than usual, special ad sale. I haven't used the camera yet, the battery was charging last night, but I"m going to take it out today, I then bought photoshop CS extended for $190 with my student discount so as soon as that gets here, its going to be a good summer.

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    sorry I missed out on the discussion I would have went with canon...the D40 will work too but it has been my experience that canon does a better job at noise control on thier entry level DSLR's.....

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    Yash,

    Your going to have fun and learn a lot. Post some pics when you get the hang of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMike View Post
    sorry I missed out on the discussion I would have went with canon...the D40 will work too but it has been my experience that canon does a better job at noise control on thier entry level DSLR's.....
    While Canon does indeed make some fantastic cameras, the Nikon D40 is the best in its class.

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    Hi
    I donít have so much idea regarding this subject. Just I suggest you to take steps accordingly.

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