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    Hey I'm kinda new to cameras but I want to buy a new one that I can improve a lot on. Its for stuff like downhill and dirt jump mountainbiking. which are fast sports kind of and usually in dark areas if that matters. heres some pictures...[​IMG][​IMG]

    yeah but right now ive been looking at maybe the Canon 40D. I have know some people that are pro photographers and they seem to like it. So yeah any suggestions?
     
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    Wow... How come gravity doesn't work on that biker? lol
     
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    any suggestions?
     
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    I think he forgot to rotate the picture :lmao:



    Whats your budget?
    What are you using now?
    Do you have a brand preference?
     
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    my budget is under 1500. I dont really have a camera now I use friends... but I dont want to do that. I also want to be able to improve a lot. From what I've heard Canons are better at low light stuff I dont know if thats true but the Canon 40D looks good.
     
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    The 40D is a good camera, no question. 6.5 frames/second would be good for your type of photography. It has a great viewfinder. It was $400 over my budget.
    I wanted a compact dslr and the XSI w/ 18-55is was right in my price range, feels right in my hands, has great features, gets good reviews, etc. In other words, I like the XSI.
    ...Terry
     
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    maybe you should start with which glass would best suit your purpose, then go from there. i shoot motorbikes from time to time, and would be lost without my 80-200/2.8!
     
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    Wow, that sounds exactly like me. My max budget is 1k for a body, and the 40D is just too much. I'd rather have another good lens. So I am soon to get the XSi.

    If you can afford it, get the 40D. But make sure you can also get a good lens or two. Afterall, that is the whole point of SLRs!
     
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    ok cool thanks! im going to go with the 40D and a canon 18-55 mm lens and a 75- 300 mm lens.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Those lenses aren't going to work very well for low light. To freeze your subject, it'll have to be a pretty bright day out. I'd like at a minimum 70-200 F4L when you come up with the extra couple hundred bucks, or save for even longer and get a 70-200 F2.8L.
     

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