Any photography experts on here?... Looking at buying a decent camera

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Found 12th Jun 2009
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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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 !

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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Monkeybumcheeks;5477097

Look no further than ]HERE ask the good guys :thumbsup:P.S, they might … 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;5477177

A second-hand Canon EOS 350D with a lens like the 50mm 1.8f Mk2 is … 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:

Try talkphotography.co.uk]http//ww…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.

dxx;5477177

A second-hand Canon EOS 350D with a lens like the 50mm 1.8f Mk2 is … 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?



.
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.
onestop-digital.com/cat…275

Also you would want motion blur for panning en.wikipedia.org/wik…a) so a fast lens wouldn't really matter for that.
This kind of idea.

[IMG]farm4.static.flickr.com/361…jpg?v=0[/IMG]



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

[IMG]farm4.static.flickr.com/339…jpg?v=0[/IMG]

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great pictures, what camera were they taken with?

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

esq3585;5477544

Slow shutter … Slow shutter speed[IMG]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2484/3561474479_db44952b9a.jpg?v=0[/IMG]



I really like that shot, great timing and composition.:thumbsup:

souljacker;5477647

great pictures, what camera were they taken with?



The AG motorsport one was with my 350d
The other 3 were with a 40d. :thumbsup:

weirdwilli;5477715

Take a look into a Nikon D40, very cheap and come with a fantastic kit … 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

Browni;5477736

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:

esq3585;5477793

Great camera, mate has one, he took this picture with the sigma 70-300 … 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

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thanks for all your responses, i think i'me going to go for a D40
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