Digital camera reccomendations for sports & portraits.

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by teamnofear, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. teamnofear

    teamnofear TPF Noob!

    Dec 1, 2005
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    I been shooting digital sports photography mainly as a hobby for the past 3 years using a Fuji FinePix S602. I have been very impressed with it so far and I noticed many others like my shots as well because I have quite a few peple asking to purchase photos from me. I been shooting mainly events like short track racing, kids ball games, and some portrait type shots mainly outdoors.

    I am seriously thinking about forming a photography side business, but realize I will probably need a little better digital camera to do so. Since I want to do sports, I need something with a fast shutter speed and that works well in lower light sitiuations (like stadium lights). I also want to do protrait / senior picture type of shots as well and maybe even a little bit of wildlife photography so a zoom feature would be nice.

    Based of of these plans, what brand , model, camera would you recomend. Or what camera - lens combinations are needed?

    Thank-you very much for youe advice.

  2. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Jun 30, 2005
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    Any DSLR from Nikon or Canon will fill your needs. The DSLR has almost no shutter lag, is much more flexible when it comes to choosing lenses and accessories than P&S cameras. I shoot Nikon, so Canon's are OT for me. LOL When shooting indoor sports, I shoot a 70-200 f/2.8 and a 300 f/2.8. Both are a little pricey, but worth it for B-Ball and the like. I use a 300 2.8 and a 400 f/3.5 for football under lights. I shoot a D1X, this camera allows me to mount, meter, and shoot some of my older manual focus lenses which I prefer for wildlife. Canon changed their mount when switching to AF so the lens choices you have are a little more limiting. Hope this helps a little, I am sure someone else will chime in soon.

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