Best Digital Camera for Action Photography

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  1. kater229

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    What would be the best camera to buy for action photography? Something that responds quickly with a good auto focus. I am some what new to this but would love to learn!!!
     
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    You will need a DSLR camera

    Whats your budget?
     
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    As posted, DSLR.. In this case, a focus on the glass is more important than the camera itself.

    Budget.. and what type of sport?
     
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    I would say my budget is $2000.00 and under. The sport would be skateboarding and snowboarding. I would want a DSLR. Thanks!!
     
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    Nice, a fellow action sport photog =)

    I guess you are gonna have to do a lot of deciding based on what you want. Your not going to want to blow it all on camera but instead (as mentioned) save some of that for a nice lens.
     
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    Sorry thats out of my range, I am not that great, some better guys will be along to help you out :)
     
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    I am guessing you do action photography as well?? What camera do you prefer? and lens?
     
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    Can you stretch your budget to about $2300??

    Canon 40D + 24-105 f/4L IS.

    * 40D is weather resistant (snowboarding) and solidly built.
    * 24-105L is also sealed
    * 24-105L is sharp, good focal range and IS. I am guessing f/4 aperture is not going to be too bad of an issue since snowboard/skateboarding in good light
    * 40D has 6.5 or 3 fps
     
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    Are you talking about 2000$ for a Camera package, or just the body? If you have 2000$ to spend, the D300 Body would fit your bill pretty well. I just picked one up and I love it. Took it to a local Autocross event today and it did a nice job. If you're looking at spending $2000 for a kit, I'd say go for a Canon 40D package. They run around 1500$ and are great cameras as well. Hope that helps a little.
     
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    I also like the K10D or K20D pentax. A lot of bang for your buck and weathersealed as well. Perhaps a notch slower than the Canon which might not be a big deal.
     
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    I second that, it sounds good to me.
     
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    I cant really go over the $2000 range right now I was hoping i could get the whole package for about $2000. Is that too little?
     

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