New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography Discussion of all things graphics.

Best camera for motion photos


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Yash

 
Member Since: Apr 17, 2008
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 55
Yash is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac Pro Dual 2.8 GHz Quad Core Processors, 2 GB Ram, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 1.5 TB of storage.

Yash is offline
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!
QUOTE Thanks
CarlConti08

 
CarlConti08's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 29, 2006
Location: Tallmadge, Ohio
Posts: 371
CarlConti08 has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HD

CarlConti08 is offline
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.

QUOTE Thanks
mastrchief360

 
mastrchief360's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2008
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 25
mastrchief360 is on a distinguished road

mastrchief360 is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
Dysfunction

 
Dysfunction's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 6,638
Dysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2008 and 2011 15" mbps, late 11 iMac, iPhone 4s, and too many ipods and other stuff

Dysfunction is offline
yea, a D40/60 or Rebel XTI would be a good starter DSLR.

mike
This machine kills fascists
Got # ? phear the command line!
QUOTE Thanks
Jester7677

 
Member Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posts: 13
Jester7677 is on a distinguished road

Jester7677 is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
Yash

 
Member Since: Apr 17, 2008
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 55
Yash is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac Pro Dual 2.8 GHz Quad Core Processors, 2 GB Ram, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 1.5 TB of storage.

Yash is offline
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!
QUOTE Thanks
Jester7677

 
Member Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posts: 13
Jester7677 is on a distinguished road

Jester7677 is offline
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.
QUOTE Thanks
Yash

 
Member Since: Apr 17, 2008
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 55
Yash is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac Pro Dual 2.8 GHz Quad Core Processors, 2 GB Ram, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 1.5 TB of storage.

Yash is offline
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?
QUOTE Thanks
Macman8807

 
Macman8807's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 13, 2008
Posts: 47
Macman8807 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 2.4g, 2GB, 200G, 15.4

Macman8807 is offline
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.
QUOTE Thanks
Del

 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2006
Location: N. Ireland
Posts: 901
Del has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Mac Pro 2xQuad core 2.8GHZ

Del is offline
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.
QUOTE Thanks
Yash

 
Member Since: Apr 17, 2008
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 55
Yash is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac Pro Dual 2.8 GHz Quad Core Processors, 2 GB Ram, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 1.5 TB of storage.

Yash is offline
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.
QUOTE Thanks
WonderMike

 
Member Since: Feb 27, 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 49
WonderMike is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 24" iMac with 2GB of RAM

WonderMike is offline
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.....
QUOTE Thanks
Jester7677

 
Member Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posts: 13
Jester7677 is on a distinguished road

Jester7677 is offline
Yash,

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

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
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.


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
andrenel

 
Member Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 1
andrenel is on a distinguished road

andrenel is offline
Hi
I don’t have so much idea regarding this subject. Just I suggest you to take steps accordingly.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« HP TWAIN Drivers | Beginner photographer »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?