Buying a camera?

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  1. seanbreaux1

    seanbreaux1 TPF Noob!

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    Hi i was looking to buy a camera to take with me snowboarding. I wanted to get the fastest shooting camera in my price range so i can shoot all the sequences of tricks. I was looking in the price range of a d40x or less but they don't seem to shoot that fast. I also wanted to know what lens to buy. I want it to have decent zoom

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    Canon Digital Rebel XT with a 50mm 1.8 perhaps? Cheap as heck, but 3FPS or so...and the lens will allow fast shutter speeds to catch the action.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wht exactly is your price range????
     
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    I 2nd that, even though I doubt you'll be shooting at f/1.8 ever with snow.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm certainly not about to turn you against Nikon, because I love mine (not a D40), but have a read on this thread about the D40.

    Hopefully this will confuse you......no, wait.....I meant it will clear things up.
     
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    Maybe get a used D1H, it should be pretty cheap and shoots at I think 5fps, but it doesn't have that many megapixels (not even 6 I think) and might not be easy to carry around with you snowboarding
     
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    If you are only going to be shooting snowboarding, I'd take a look at a used Canon 1D (the original). It's only 4 megapixels, but if you don't crop or blow up prints, it shouldn't be a big deal. I guess it is also not so good in terms of high ISO noise control, but again, snowboarding is usually shot in a bright outdoor environment.

    They can be found for $600-1000 on ebay, and shoot at 8 frames per second.

    What's your price range?
     
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    Well i would like to keep the price down definately not over a 1000. maybe like around 600ish. I guess i would like to get something nice used in good condition. I would like the photos to have decent quality 4 mega pixels seems a bit low to me. I want the photos to look good but speed is a must. My friend has a eos1 mark 2d that he takes up there to REALLY get all of the sequences. Thats a bit to much money for me. IDK if anyone on here has anything they want to sell. I really just dont know much about cameras. I looked at the D1h on ebay it said 8.5 fps with 2.74 megapixels ccd. 2.74 is really low but the speed is high
     
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    well you can get high speed and lowish quality , or higher quality and lower speeds for pretty cheap. I would maybe look for a good deal on here, ebay, or craigslist. I have seen D2h going for $700 and they have high fps and 4 megapixels.(just another idea)
     
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    The quality of the image on a d1h is probably as high as any of the current lower end cameras you just can't blow up the print as big.
     
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    I cant decide. I went and looked at the canon rebel xti and i though eh maybe it is fast enough . I just like that it has a way higher image quality than a d2h which is my second though. IDK speed or quality? ug idk. I definately like the canon rebel better than the nikon d40x.
     
  12. Pentax K10D... not the fastest BUT a huge memory buffer AND it's wheather-sealed. Can't say that about the other cameras. And the older lenses fit, but aren't as expensive as Canon or Nikon.
     

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