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Lumix 12X IA Digital Camera

Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by SuperBird, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. SuperBird

    SuperBird Regular Member

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    Here is my website taking picture using Lumix 12x iA w/ Leica Lens.

    I am going to upgrade to another camera in $700 range. So far, all pocket hand-held camera cannot take great badminton picture.


    www.superbirdbadminton.com

    Any Suggestion in price range:$500-$800 for indoor badminton.
     
  2. ctjcad

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    ^^Dear Eddie..^^

    ..for a camera body for baddy action in that price range and if you don't mind, you can look into the Used section @ Craiglist.com...

    These are Canon bodies:
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pho/1486865239.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/ele/1482082093.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pho/1481935677.html (body only)
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pho/1480521744.html (body only)..
    These are Nikon bodies:
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/ele/1487414021.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pho/1487401098.html
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pho/1486952419.html

    Lenses, you need fast ones (big aperture openings) & you can rent them if you like. You can buy a brand new camera body & lens package, but i'm afraid the lens included might not be fast enough.

    For discussions on badminton photography requirements, check out these threads (out of a few):
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63317
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41195
     
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  3. Cheung

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    I got a warning from your website!
     
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    What warning you got from my website????

    Are you warning ME or My website is warning YOU???? Don't understand.
     
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    err, it should be I'm telling you that a warning about possible malicious software popped up when I accessed your website.
     
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    Scan your computer


    I think you need to scan your computer. So far I haven't heard from anyone else about this beside YOU. I have all my players checked out my website, I don't hear anything about malicious software. :eek:
     
  7. Gladius

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    I guess you're all set with manual focussing on these classic lenses. Your best bet would be to get a Canon 5D or 5D mkII and use a EF-Leica R lens mount adaptor available over EBay. Get those with a AF-confirm chip for easier shooting though its not absolutely necessary with Canon cameras.

    As far as I recall, M mount flange distance is too short for most modern DSLR systems. The only one that would fit it is the Micro 4/3 system from Oylmpus/Panasonic. But those are not full-frame nor are they considered to be in the top tier of digital sensor performance.

    BUT ... a big but there... they still outperform films in most forms of 'general shooting'. Albeit, you only get about 1/2 the useable lens area in every shot, so the perspective of shooting on them is quite different from classic 35mm film.
     
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    Hey, don't take it personally. I was only trying to help out.. I reported it for YOUR benefit.:mad:
     
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    Got another popup saying "the site is suspicious". Go figure :shrug shoulders:

    Must be my lucky day.
     
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    :)

    I think you must be the only ONE. Sorry to hear that.
     

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