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I'm looking at getting a decent digital camera for taking high speed pictures of motorbikes but don't really know where to start Anyone give me some advive as to what i need to look for in a camer… Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I'm looking at getting a decent digital camera for taking high speed pictures of motorbikes but don't really know where to start

Anyone give me some advive as to what i need to look for in a camera/lenses etc and any cameras that they would recommend?

Hopefully not to expensive for a beginner.

Any advice appreciated
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Look no further than HERE ask the good guys :thumbsup:

P.S, they might not admit it, but there are a good few experts in that thread !
#2
A second-hand Canon EOS 350D with a lens like the 50mm 1.8f Mk2 is probably a fair bet. At the highest ISO and with the F as high as it'll go, you should be able to shoot in daylight with 1/4000th secnd exposures, and it shouldn't cost more than £300.

I have a 350D with a 50mm 1.8f mk2 lens myself. D'you want me to try a couple of test shots tomorrow to see what a fast vehicle looks like at various shutter speeds?
#3
Monkeybumcheeks
Look no further than HERE ask the good guys :thumbsup:

P.S, they might not admit it, but there are a good few experts in that thread !


cheers :thumbsup:

dxx
A second-hand Canon EOS 350D with a lens like the 50mm 1.8f Mk2 is probably a fair bet. At the highest ISO and with the F as high as it'll go, you should be able to shoot in daylight with 1/4000th secnd exposures, and it shouldn't cost more than £300.

I have a 350D with a 50mm 1.8f mk2 lens myself. D'you want me to try a couple of test shots tomorrow to see what a fast vehicle looks like at various shutter speeds?


yeah that would be great, thanks, most of that doens't mean much to me though, as i said i'm just starting out :thumbsup:
#4
Try talkphotography.co.uk http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/index.php for advice and state your budget, but it's always best to go to a real camera shop to get that feels right for you.
#5
dxx
A second-hand Canon EOS 350D with a lens like the 50mm 1.8f Mk2 is probably a fair bet. At the highest ISO and with the F as high as it'll go, you should be able to shoot in daylight with 1/4000th secnd exposures, and it shouldn't cost more than £300.

I have a 350D with a 50mm 1.8f mk2 lens myself. D'you want me to try a couple of test shots tomorrow to see what a fast vehicle looks like at various shutter speeds?


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350d great camera. :thumbsup:

The 50mm 1.8 MKII would be great if you are close to the action , rallying etc.
For track use get a 70-300mm if you can, sigma 70-300 APO would be a good choice imo.
Pick one up from one-stop digital for under 150 quid.
http://www.onestop-digital.com/catalog/product_info.php?language=en¤cy=GBP&products_id=275

Also you would want motion blur for panning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panning_(camera) so a fast lens wouldn't really matter for that.
This kind of idea.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3587579367_9544382719.jpg?v=0



A fast lens is good for corners freezing the action, this kind of idea.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3399/3595418469_5dcd44a613.jpg?v=0
#6
Slow shutter speed

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2484/3561474479_db44952b9a.jpg?v=0

Fast shutter speed

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/3560761160_718a736b9b.jpg?v=0
#7
great pictures, what camera were they taken with?
#8
Take a look into a Nikon D40, very cheap and come with a fantastic kit lens too
If you've got any questions about it if you look into buying one, feel free to PM me, although I'm away this weekend :)
#9
esq3585
Slow shutter speed

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2484/3561474479_db44952b9a.jpg?v=0


I really like that shot, great timing and composition.:thumbsup:
#10
souljacker
great pictures, what camera were they taken with?


The AG motorsport one was with my 350d
The other 3 were with a 40d. :thumbsup:
#11
weirdwilli
Take a look into a Nikon D40, very cheap and come with a fantastic kit lens too
If you've got any questions about it if you look into buying one, feel free to PM me, although I'm away this weekend :)


Great camera, mate has one, he took this picture with the sigma 70-300 APO attached to it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/3574630104_8a5105a720_o.jpg
#12
Browni
I really like that shot, great timing and composition.:thumbsup:


Cheers for that Browni, rattled off around 7 shots at high speed to get that one sharp one. :thumbsup:
#13
These were all taken with the 350d.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/1679039357_8b825b7436.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2283/1678625253_5f03038628.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/1679479172_3fd252978e.jpg?v=0
#14
esq3585
Great camera, mate has one, he took this picture with the sigma 70-300 APO attached to it.


Great for beginners too, and still offer a fair amount of growing space
Considering that I got mine when I was 14 and am now 15 and am able to, give or take a few situations, can meter lenses in manual mode and am learning to change most settings for ideal lighting and so on I think it's the incredibly easy to use camera that has helped me

Feel free to check out my Flickr, all pics taken with the kit lens and a D40 :)
#15
thanks for all your responses, i think i'me going to go for a D40

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