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Thread: Camera and Lens recommendation
03-01-2007, 03:01 PM #1
Tell me about both the camera n' lens
Hi kwun,tell me about the both camera n lens of minimum price but best in image quality n how much it will cost to me.Basically i want a camera whose image quality will suite 4 the newspaper image clippings because i am a sports journalist.
03-01-2007, 03:17 PM #2Originally Posted by Rajiv
Language proficiency could be an issue. Here's the deal: how about you do some research on your own, publish your findings, then, and only then, ask for recommendations?
There are some phenomenal photographers here on the forum, willing and able to help, voluntarily, i.e. take time out of their busy schedule to help, but why not take a few steps on your own first. That's what the Internet is for.
03-01-2007, 08:09 PM #3
which one do you want? minimum price or best in quality? you cannot have both.
it will be more useful if you give more information, like budget, expertise.
i am surprised that you are a sports journalist and don't know about cameras.
but at least you came to the right place to look for information. this forum has a lot of information on camera choices. please read through them carefully in detail, we will be happy to field any more questions you have.
03-01-2007, 08:36 PM #4
03-01-2007, 09:14 PM #5Originally Posted by kwun
to Rajiv. like what kuwn said. you have to give us your budget first before we can have further discussion. as for "a minimum price but best in image quality stuff." i m afraid there is no such thing.
03-01-2007, 10:07 PM #6
I agree with Red here.
03-01-2007, 10:15 PM #7
here are what i would recommend for different levels of budget:
- Canon 1dmk3 body
- 50/1.4 for general purpose dark gyms.
- 85L for a bit farther away
- Nikon D2Hs
- 85/1.4 for a bit farther away
- 35/2 or Sigma 30/1.4 for real closeups
- Canon 30D
- same lenses as above
- Nikon D200
- same lenses as above
- i am afraid there isn't really anything suitable for badminton at the low end. all bodies and lenses are too slow.
03-01-2007, 10:22 PM #8Originally Posted by Rajiv
I have a very good friend by the name of David Chan in Hong Kong whom I have known for more than 25 years who deals with a lot of used and new photographic equpiment. He is a great source of value for money camera equipment, used and new. I have bought from, and sold camera equipment to, him in the past. He also ships worldwide and is well known in Hong Kong and internationally. If you are serious pls let me know and I will put you in contact with him.
03-02-2007, 01:29 AM #9Originally Posted by kwun
the shutter lag?
03-02-2007, 02:09 AM #10Originally Posted by kwun
03-02-2007, 02:23 AM #11Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
also, the speed that the AF mechanism works is another one. the AF mechanism is ok if one is shooting from far away, but if sitting close to the court side when there are lots of panning and players moving around, it simply cannot keep up. by the time the camera figured out where to focus, the player is way gone already.
i have found that to be the case with my old D70, and my partner uses a Canon XT and he complains all the time that the AF is either not keeping up with tracking or it always focus on the backwall.
but as i said, shooting from far away with a tele lens is ok as there are less motion to confuse the camera.
03-02-2007, 02:25 AM #12
googled shutter lag
1D mkII 55 or 40ms
1D mkIII 55 or 40ms
then you have to add autofocus lag unless you have pre-focussed manually on a certain place.
D40 would like to know
(maybe 60-80ms based on http://reviews.cnet.com/Nikon_D40_w_...-32156779.html)
"However, raw and JPEG shot-to-shot time is an excellent 0.6 second (lower than the shutter lag because the camera doesn't need to focus a second time)"
03-02-2007, 02:27 AM #13
Are the lens with IF (internal focusing) faster to autofocus than normal AF ?
03-02-2007, 02:30 AM #14Originally Posted by kwun
03-02-2007, 02:35 AM #15Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
on the D70, it cannot even keep up with player, so whatever mode it is in, it doesn't really matter.
03-02-2007, 02:37 AM #16Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
- shutter lag
- AF speed of the body (how fast it thinks)
- AF speed of the len (how fast the focus mechanism moves)
in general, IF lens are slightly faster than non-IF lens, AF-s lens are much faster than IF lenses. there are always exceptions, or so i have read.
03-03-2007, 12:11 AM #17
If you are using nikon and if your company is paying for your camera then go ahead and get the the D2Hs with the AFS IF VR LD G what not lenses.
I do know that lot of Indian Photographers tend to use Nikon primarily because of Brilliant manual lenses than nikon used to produce. If you dont want to change lense systems(expensive) then go ahead and get your self a D1H. Not so long back there were many sports photo journalist shooting with this body.
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