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Thread: Badminton Photos using Nikon D40
05-20-2009, 11:24 PM #1
Badminton Photos using Nikon D40
Hello BC members:
I am planning to buy my first DSLR and base from my searches with regards to indoor sports photography, the Canon 40D is a good choice. However, this is over my budget. right now only Nikon D40 is the only model i can afford.
Can anyone pls advise and also please post some pictures also that were taken from a nikon D40 if there are some? Thanks.
Really appreciate everyone's inputs.
05-21-2009, 01:37 AM #2
D40's autofocus is too slow for badminton. forget about it. you will be wasting your money.
05-21-2009, 02:26 AM #3
Thanks for the reply kwun.
Is the Canon 40D then will be alright for badminton action photos? guess i'll have to save until christmas to get this one.
05-21-2009, 02:32 AM #4
^^You can try..^^
..this website (if you haven't tried it) and look for used Canon 40Ds, but be cautious of over-priced ones. Right now, in the U.S., a used one, Body only will run abt $600-$800. With lens, abt $750-950..
The 40D is good, not great, for badminton pics. For samples, you may want to hover on over to the 2008 Tournaments->S'pore Open sub-forum/section->S'pore Open Pictures thread..or this recent one:
Also, lens is very important as well.
Good luck in finding one..
Last edited by ctjcad; 05-21-2009 at 02:37 AM.
05-21-2009, 04:54 AM #5
05-21-2009, 08:06 AM #6
Worse: if you get a D40, you cant AF on a 50mm 1.8 or any other non-afs lens. The only prime afs you have left is the 50mm 1.4 afs, which apparently focuses slowly.
If you are on a budget, the 50 1.8 (for both Nikon/Canon) is really really nice. They are like 1/3 the price of the other cheap prime lenses.
I have a D90 and a 50mm 1.8, works well for badminton, and can even take decent quality movies of the games.
For amateurs I think the slightly wider lenses are easier, cos we mostly shoot quite close to the court, framing is easier, since the 12mp or whatever can be cropped quite a bit anyway if one does not have too high standards...
05-22-2009, 02:53 PM #7
chris,kwun, i wonder if canon 500D's autofocus would be fast enough, ie same as 40D?
05-22-2009, 09:44 PM #8
knowing Canon. they always put a low-end AF on low end camera, mid-end AF on mid-end camera, high-end AF on high-end camera.
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