Question on Wide angle shooting!

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  1. Mondocane

    Mondocane TPF Noob!

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    First, I would like to say hello to all. I was glad to find this site, and in my browsing found that there are some very knowledgeable photographers here. I hope that I will be able to learn some of the basics of photography here so I will have something to reminisce about in waning years. Anyway, I have a specific situation for which I need advice. I need a camera to take hi speed video of golf swings. The problem is the camera is approximately 4 feet from the subject and I need a field of view that is large enough to see the club head at takeaway and at the top of the back-swing. I only have about 400$ for camera. In my own research I found Casio FH25 and Fujifilm HS10/11 to meet my Hi speed needs but I don't know how to make them fit in the small area available. Thanks for wading through this lengthy post. I really appreciate any ideas on this. Thanks again for your response. Chip (Mondocane)
     
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    It's likely that three to ten times that much money would need to be spent to do this kind of work properly.
     
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    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Welcome to the forums!

    First and foremost, though, this is a photography forum. Not a videography forum. You're going to find that most people here deal strictly with photography. With this, I cannot say anything more. I hope someone else will chime in.

    Also, $400 is most likely waaay too low to get what youre looking for. I dont know anything about pro video, but if its anythign like photography, it will be alot more than that..Good luck.

    Mark
     
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    Thanks that's all we got for now. The cams I mentioned would do the trick if I could get them wider FOV
     
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    You need a lot more money to do this properly. 400 buck's just won't cut it. Save up and do research.
     

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