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post #1 of 18 Old 04-22-2012, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Calling All Photographers!

Please tell me what camera(s) you use, the pros and cons and the certain things that you like about it.

I'm currently looking into a nice camera to get and most of the pictures would be action shots (horses mostly, from Dressage to Thoroughbred racing).

Thank you in advanced!

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post #2 of 18 Old 04-23-2012, 10:13 AM
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Sony A77. 8 frames per second and a 12 frame per second mode. Really I have no cons of this camera except it's low light performance, but with a good prime w/ a wide aperture would fix the problem. I don't shoot beyond 1600 ISO anyways. But ISO ranges between 100 - 1000 and excellent. Buy a nice lens say the sony g series, 70-200mm 2.8. You're looking at w/ camera and lens 4000 dollars. But it all depends on what you want to spend and what you want your photos to look like? Today, you get what you pay for?

Here is a thread of some of my photo's using the above.

Semi Professional PhotoShoot (by me)

I am really impressed.

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Please tell me what camera(s) you use, the pros and cons and the certain things that you like about it.

I'm currently looking into a nice camera to get and most of the pictures would be action shots (horses mostly, from Dressage to Thoroughbred racing).

Thank you in advanced!
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-23-2012, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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^ Thank you! How is it for shutter lag? Do you find that you ever miss that "perfect" moment?

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^ Thank you! How is it for shutter lag? Do you find that you ever miss that "perfect" moment?
Shutter lag? What shutter lag? Find some reviews on the 77. It's one heck of a camera...It has a lag, but it's soooo little that I think it has the least lag out of the newest camera's.

Here check out another thread of mine. Action shots with the 77:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=41306450

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post #5 of 18 Old 04-23-2012, 12:41 PM
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^ Thank you! How is it for shutter lag? Do you find that you ever miss that "perfect" moment?
In case you missed in last edit: Link to action shots:

Proof the A77 can't do Sports with it's AF!: Sony SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
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post #6 of 18 Old 04-23-2012, 02:51 PM
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I have a Nikon D40..which was discontinued in 2009, ha. When I have the money, I plan to kill it and replace it with a Nikon D5100 (Warranties ftw!). The only reason I'm wanting to replace it is because it's only 6mp. Not a huge deal to me since I rarely edit my photos and I certainly do not blow them up into large prints. Other than that, it works just as well as it did the day I bought it 90% of the time (once in a while it spazzes, but I bought it right after they were discontinued, so it's a 3 year old, obsolete camera).

That camera when I bought it, including warranties on the body and lenses, was $750. The D5100 I want is $850 with an 18-55mm lens, but I have one of those already. The body alone is $700 or $750.

The pictures below were taken with my D40, some with either a UV filter or circular polarizer.
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post #7 of 18 Old 04-23-2012, 02:56 PM
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I use a Nikon D3100 photos can be seen at Facebook.com/JLamanPhotography
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post #8 of 18 Old 04-23-2012, 05:23 PM
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A good place to read camera reviews is dpreview.com - and, believe it or not, Amazon.com.

I recently had my Kodak camera die - the day I needed it most at a convention, of course. So I have a new Nikon Coolpix L26 - so far, so good, but don't know it well enough yet to make a recommendation.
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post #9 of 18 Old 04-23-2012, 06:05 PM
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I have a Canon Rebel; it's a great camera but I definitely need to figure something out for photographing indoors, as the images come out blurry.

(sorry about the # of pictures, I went a little overboard!)
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post #10 of 18 Old 04-24-2012, 11:12 AM
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I shoot with a Nikon D300s and the quality I get out of it straight out of the camera speaks for itself. I rarely have to do any post processing. If I do it is mainly just for fun. 8 frames/second with no lag whatsoever (I can shoot up to 100 photos this way while holding down the shutter and it doesn't miss a beat, reclick shutter again and it will go for another 100 shots if I wanted), sharp and clear ISO capabilities up to 1600, grain only begins to show after that point. Great image stability, water resistant which is great for dewy mornings, and very durable. You wouldn't believe what I've put my camera through and it still is working like the first day I bought it.

I will tell you though that just because you get an expensive camera does not mean you will get great shots. It is the photographer that makes the camera not the other way around. One of my best photos taken to this day were taken with a cheap point and shoot. Has won multiple awards, my best seller, and has even recieved photo of the year in an international contest.

If you want to see some examples here is a link to one of my portfolios.http://dingoimages.smugmug.com/Anima...7526&k=GbMqLVM
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