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    Default need a cam for talking surfing pic , need some help here !!!

    Dear Clubsnapians ,
    I don know nutz bout camera n would like to get a USED digicam to take pic for surfing , which is better canon or nikon ?

    My budget not more than $1500.00


    Lost boy .......

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    Default Re: need a cam for talking surfing pic , need some help here !!!

    you should do well with one of those olympus waterproof compact cameras... definitely less than $1500 even for brand-new.

    just make sure you don't drop them to the ocean floor ^^
    Last edited by ReiszRie; 9th February 2007 at 12:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReiszRie View Post
    you should do well with one of those olympus waterproof compact cameras... definitely less than $1500 even for brand-new.

    just make sure you don't drop them to the ocean floor ^^


    Am taking it from land , lens has to be at least ??~300mm n resolution at least 8.0 , wat u rekon ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    Am taking it from land , lens has to be at least ??~300mm n resolution at least 8.0 , wat u rekon ?
    for your budget, a Panasonic Lumix FZ50 would be a good choice, given that it has a 420mm lens with optical image stabilizers, offers full manual control and has a well-built camera body.

    alternatively, if you're interested in dSLRs instead, you could go for a 2nd hand Canon 350D, but due to your tight budget, you'll only be able to get a cheap 300mm zoom lens without any image stabilization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReiszRie View Post
    for your budget, a Panasonic Lumix FZ50 would be a good choice, given that it has a 420mm lens with optical image stabilizers, offers full manual control and has a well-built camera body.

    alternatively, if you're interested in dSLRs instead, you could go for a 2nd hand Canon 350D, but due to your tight budget, you'll only be able to get a cheap 300mm zoom lens without any image stabilization.


    I'm a beginner n really kw NOTHING about camera , if given a choice which one would u prefer ?
    1 . Panasonic Lumix FZ50 .
    2 . Canon 350D .

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    I'm a beginner n really kw NOTHING about camera , if given a choice which one would u prefer ?
    1 . Panasonic Lumix FZ50 .
    2 . Canon 350D .
    FZ50 would be a better choice for you IMO

    since a dSLR system really does require an individual to fork out quite a hefty sum of moolah for lenses and other accessories, it might be a better idea for you to get a bridge camera which has the features you would require.

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    How about this ?
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    How far your subject will be?

    A human size subject at 100m away will fill about 1/3 of the landscape orientated frame with a 300mm lens on a 1.6x cropped sensor (350D). It'll be about 1/5 of the frame at 200m away.

    BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaglietti View Post
    How far your subject will be?

    A human size subject at 100m away will fill about 1/3 of the landscape orientated frame with a 300mm lens on a 1.6x cropped sensor (350D). It'll be about 1/5 of the frame at 200m away.

    BC


    Subject will be bout 100 meter away .... . . been reading some digital cam mag lately , seemed like Nikon has the best rating . Critics can b a li'l buyer sometime , rather learn it from u guys .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    How about this ?

    we DON'T surf here , we travelled to indo , m'sia , tw , auz or sri langka ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReiszRie View Post
    FZ50 would be a better choice for you IMO

    since a dSLR system really does require an individual to fork out quite a hefty sum of moolah for lenses and other accessories, it might be a better idea for you to get a bridge camera which has the features you would require.


    I can get a new 350D at $990.00 , another $500.00 enough to get a USED 300mm lens ? I need fast continuous shooting function . Subject traversed bout 20-30 km/h n more than 100 meter away .

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    Default Re: need a cam for talking surfing pic , need some help here !!!

    take pics of ppl surfing... thought webcam can already... since its for websurfing...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    we DON'T surf here , we travelled to indo , m'sia , tw , auz or sri langka ...
    What has "this" gotta do with the location you surf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twin fins View Post
    I can get a new 350D at $990.00 , another $500.00 enough to get a USED 300mm lens ? I need fast continuous shooting function . Subject traversed bout 20-30 km/h n more than 100 meter away .
    Dude, please do not post to almost similar threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    Dude, please do not post to almost similar threads.


    Sorry dude ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    What has "this" gotta do with the location you surf?


    does that mean u pay for ur own tic to go surfing trip wif us ?

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    Default Re: need a cam for talking surfing pic , need some help here !!!

    Think the Canon S3 is suitable for you as well. IIRC, it should have a zoom range of about 432mm. It can be a point and shoot camera and there's manual functions as well. One thing is that you do not have to know the length of lens required, just use the zoom in/out function. No headache, no worries!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel View Post
    Think the Canon S3 is suitable for you as well. IIRC, it should have a zoom range of about 432mm. It can be a point and shoot camera and there's manual functions as well. One thing is that you do not have to know the length of lens required, just use the zoom in/out function. No headache, no worries!

    Cheers
    But does it perform to be able to take rapid frames (e.g. 3 frames per sec)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    But does it perform to be able to take rapid frames (e.g. 3 frames per sec)?
    Sure, it is capable of 30fps (in video mode)
    Last edited by Lmodel; 9th February 2007 at 03:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel View Post
    Sure, it is capable of 30fps (in video mode)
    Piangz eh! Should be 29.97fps?

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