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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:41 PM
What type of camera do you reccomend?
Best price and quality?
Something moderate for price and quality?
there is really no cheap way of getting high quality photos. you should get a dslr it doesnt matter if its canon or nikon, its all personal preference. as for quality, the most important thing about picture quality is the lens, you get what you pay for.
Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:47 PM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 09:40 PM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:47 PM
You can get a nice USED setup for really cheap. I wouldn't if i were u for your first setup go used since your so low on funds.
Canon Xt or XTi is about 300 or so used and then the lens above 450$
Your looking around 900$, with memory cards and shipping for a decent setup.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:57 AM
Adorama's selling refurb 30D's for $575 right now... Much better deal there than any of the Rebels.
Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:10 AM
idk what it is cause its a great camera
What type of camera are you shooting with?
There is no perfect way to protect your camera and lens~paint splatters and gets into the smallest of places~
I use body armor to protect the lens~an arm band at the base of the lens where it meets the camera body~I then wrap a bandana around the lens~down far enough that it doesn't interfere with my ability to zoom~
I hope this helps a little~
Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:47 PM
DSLR's were created so you can change lenses. And guess what, the lenses cost more than half the cameras out on the market so you have to be careful about what you want. At professional events, those big white Canon lenses you see on the sidelines? They are about 2 grand and up. Nikon is as expensive if not more. There are 3rd party companies that do make lenses for less so you have to look at the lens offerings to see what you really want. Ideally you want something more than 200mm at the very least. You could get some teleconverters to add a bit more zoom, but there is a minor sacrifice in image quality and autofocus capability.
Here are some generalizations about the cameras out there:
Canon & Nikon dominate, be it from marketing hype and advertising dollars but they have been in the game for decades. It isn't all fluff since generally both companies have excellent image quality throughout their product range. The Canon EOS 1D series has been a pinnacle of sports photography for quite a while and is built like a tank. The new Nikon D300, D700, and D3 have been dominating in recent months though. Bad thing is you have to pay for it all, the lowest camera here starts at $2000 just for the body.
Sony, new to the DSLR game they are making great strides but their lens system isn't really in place yet to compete with the big two. HOWEVER, the majority of image sensors found in your point and shoot cameras as well as Nikon DSLR's are made by Sony. Their a350 is pretty awesome for people transitioning from point and shoots to DSLRs.
Olympus. This might apply greatly for paintball since Olympus DSLRs are VERY weather proof. They also make a sensor debris removal system that works.
I think someone asked about how to protect a camera on a field? I've never done it but they make a thick custom rubber skin called camera armor that people like, although I would still drape a thick canvas sheet over the camera. I think taking 2 hours of your time you could make one that works pretty well.
Do yourself a favor and get a lens filter so you don't ruin your new equipment as well.
Hope this helps and I'll try to answer any questions if needed.
BTW....better camera equipment does not make you a better photographer. If you suck with a $300 camera, your going to suck with a $8,000 camera. Paraphrased from Mike.