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Thread: Badminton Photography
11-19-2005, 11:02 PM #273
This is one feature which I'm quite interested in.
I found some data for Canon
350D - 0.02sec
5D - 0.01sec
1D Mark IIN - 0.001secs
D50 - 0.02secs
( I got this from digitalcamerainfo.com )
I have a 350D and it's not that good for photgraphing top level badminton.
11-20-2005, 04:58 AM #274Originally Posted by Cheung
11-20-2005, 08:15 PM #275Originally Posted by aquaboi
I think so far the 'amateur' photographers like myself have been well behaved at the Aviva open which is why they are still allowed to shoot.
When i took photos, i took photos sitting down at my seat so as not to block other spectators as well.
The last thing we need is for an incident... eg: amateur photographer illegally climbs over the barrier to shoot in a restricted area, that may lead to amateur photographers being barred from the Aviva open.
so photographers at the Singapore Open... you're very lucky compared to other countries... don't abuse the privilege
Last edited by storkbill; 11-20-2005 at 08:18 PM.
12-02-2005, 09:52 AM #276
I see HK Open dates have been moved to Nov 15-19.
That gives me time to wait for the 20D upgrade.
12-03-2005, 08:36 PM #277Originally Posted by Cheung
at that time. u can only find one in the secondhand market!
300 plus days. i think even the canon 5d would be outdated on nov 2006!
12-03-2005, 09:54 PM #278Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
They'll want to tempt all the 350D owners into upgrading.
12-04-2005, 01:03 AM #279Originally Posted by Cheung
12-04-2005, 01:29 AM #280Originally Posted by Cheung
Last edited by cooler; 12-04-2005 at 01:35 AM.
12-08-2005, 02:57 AM #281Originally Posted by kwun
I myself am in the market for a nice starter D-SLR and am having a hard time deciding between the 350D/D70/D70S/D50
I guess one important factor for me is the camera's innate ability to take nice badminton photos, WITHOUT having to sell a kidney to get a high performance lens.
Does anyone have a *budget* set up for basic badminton photos here?
Can anyone share his or her Camera + lens combo that works?
12-08-2005, 09:45 PM #282Originally Posted by crosstrainer
i suggest you take the camera which has the features that are most appealing to you (and your needs) and at the same time (more importantly, i think) feels comfortable in your hands. for ex. i like the features of the 350D but it's too small and doesn't feel solid. but those features can also be found in other cameras, so it boils down to build quality and how comfortable it feels when i'm using it. that's why i will never but it.
the D50 and D70s kits are good enough for any beginners and amateurs like me oh, one more thing, for me the lens is more critical than the camera body...so invest in a decent body and buy a great lens!
12-09-2005, 11:48 AM #283Originally Posted by aquaboi
1) more expensive cameras have better detail at high ISO.
2) the autofocus system of more expensive cameras is better than the cheaper cameras.
3) shutter lag (time it takes from pressing the button to actual taking of the photo) is still a bit slow with 350D
I have the 350D. It was very disappointing for me to see the AF system not being able to keep up with players especially when the focus point is right on the player.
I got it because it was supposed to be a good camera for getting to know dSLR. However, when I attended HK Open, and my technique had improved, I quickly realised the deficiencies of the camera.
So I'm looking to upgrade the body next year.
Oh yeah, lenses I used where 50mm f1.8, 100mm f2.0, and managed to borrow a zoom lens 70-200mm/f2.8, and a 300mm f2.8. Except for the first, those are *expensive* lenses that pros use. With some advice from some of the very expert photographers on this forum, the message has been consistent - the 350D is not up to the demands.
I imagine the same answer would be true for Nikon's D50/D70.
D200 maybe something else though.
12-12-2005, 03:05 PM #284Originally Posted by Cheung
for your purpose, a 20D is a minimum. Right red00?
12-12-2005, 08:18 PM #285
for jump smash action, you would probably need a 8 fps+ DSLR. But for other 'slower' action shots, I don't see why the 20D / 350D can't do as well.
Anyway, my brother just got a 20D so I will borrow it and try it out at next years' Singapore Open as well.
Take for example, a player lunging at the net, this is well within the capabilities of say a 350D if you combine your photographic skills and your badminton knowledge of where the player is going to move to/what the player is going to do:
12-12-2005, 09:52 PM #286Originally Posted by cooler
for sports photography. the af system and the shutter time lag are quite important. if both of them are up to requirement. we will have a higher chance to get a decent sports photo.
12-12-2005, 11:18 PM #287Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
12-13-2005, 01:18 AM #288Originally Posted by storkbill
1) badminton knowledge - I'd say my badminton knowledge is pretty OK. But does that mean I'd automatically know where to get the best shots?
2) ...a player lunging at the net, this is well within the capabilities of say a 350D if you combine your photographic skills ...Remember, there are different level of photographic skills. My photographic skills are nowhere near the same level as my badminton skills. There may be others whose photographic skills may be far better than their badminton skills
3) a good action shot is possible with 350D - I do have some. But put it in context of all the shots I took. Most others were some framing problem, an arm in the way, the head cut off, no shuttle in the picture, out of focus because the AF system decided to focus on the contrast of the top of the net rather than the player....well, I don't rate the 350D for fast, indoor photgraphy very highly. I think it works fine otherwise.
The picture of Shon was taken with 350D. The only action shot to make it to an article.
The picture of Peter Gade was taken with a 350D - in fact, his hand is partially covering his face. If it wasn't for the story line, I could well imagine that picture wouldn't have made it to the final article
12-13-2005, 02:51 AM #289
i'm actually concerned about the lenses required take badminton shots.
even if you have the most expensive body, it'll do didly-squat if you don't have a fast-enough lens, right?
a friend told me that you can *probably* get away with a basic body (like 350D) and get a fast lens, say 50mm @ F1.8.. but i don't know enough right now to comment.
what lenses are you using?
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