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    Default Re: What DSLR body fits the bill at $1500?

    I think a 20D would be good enough. It would be slightly cheaper than a 30D, and you can use the savings on better lenses. For sports I think you will need a fast telephoto lens, and that will not be cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boredphuck View Post
    the k10 is a good buy but i think the af will not be fast enough for your needs. if u gonna shoot sports, canon is the way to go. unless u wanna splurge and get the d300 or d3.
    Or the A700. The AF on the A700 is easily a match for Canon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Or the A700. The AF on the A700 is easily a match for Canon.
    now i think sony overtake the prosumer canon already.

    but then his budget only 1500 so unless u want to sell him yours ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecookie View Post
    None so far,i didnt see any shops around my area selling 2nd hand cams.
    I think buying from users are better since they dont jack up the price so much for profit
    true in a way, but you would also want the protection of an inshop warranty, which i feel, is worth paying for. You can try daniel at TCW (Camera connection) at Peninsula hotel (the alley). Nice chap, prices there are veeeeeeeeery elastic, so don't worry about the prices you see on the cameras.

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    AF not fast enough? Depends on what you consider "sport". Some people call chess a "sport" too.

    Anyway, I disagree with the "canon is the way to go" even though I myself am using a Canon at the moment. Going by the price points and features, I think the D200/D300 is plenty good for most sports (real ones. not chess ). To equal or better the semi-pro Nikons, you'd have to get a 1D series body, no 2 ways about it. At the top end, not very much of a difference, especially now that Nikon has closed the gap (some say overtaken) with the new D3 and the new superteles.

    Comparing the older bodies, I would pick a used D2H over the 1D MkI. Since they should be close to the same price point out on the used market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    AF not fast enough? Depends on what you consider "sport". Some people call chess a "sport" too.

    Anyway, I disagree with the "canon is the way to go" even though I myself am using a Canon at the moment. Going by the price points and features, I think the D200/D300 is plenty good for most sports (real ones. not chess ). To equal or better the semi-pro Nikons, you'd have to get a 1D series body, no 2 ways about it. At the top end, not very much of a difference, especially now that Nikon has closed the gap (some say overtaken) with the new D3 and the new superteles.

    Comparing the older bodies, I would pick a used D2H over the 1D MkI. Since they should be close to the same price point out on the used market.
    chess is considered hobby.

    given the current pricing, canon can give better value if af speed is a consideration. the d300 will break the bank and the lower range nikons don't even need to try. dont forget his budget is 1.5k, not 3.5k.

    how much the d2h used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    I think a 20D would be good enough. It would be slightly cheaper than a 30D, and you can use the savings on better lenses. For sports I think you will need a fast telephoto lens, and that will not be cheap.
    That was what i thought too,as well as one other member.
    However,there was another member who advised me on getting a 30D instead rather than getting a 20D + Flashgun.

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    Default Re: What DSLR body fits the bill at $1500?

    There is someone selling a D2h for 1500 right this moment on B&S. http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=325156

    No relation. Just happened to noticed the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    There is someone selling a D2h for 1500 right this moment on B&S. http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=325156

    No relation. Just happened to noticed the thread.
    cool! no knowledge abt nikon cameras but after seeing the review on dpreview, sounds like it fits the TS's requirements. if i not using canon, i would grab this!
    Last edited by boredphuck; 14th November 2007 at 11:33 AM.

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    thanks all. I spent the last two days hunting and I managed to get a used D200 body at (8K+ shutter count) for $1400++.

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    so u are the lucky guy who got the d200!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrappy View Post
    Well, when it comes to sports, shooting in burst mode increases your chances of getting "that moment", so a higher fps definitely helps. Digital allows you to shoot as much as you want with little penalty, so might as well make full use of it!

    That said, I'd say go for the 2nd hand 30D (and have a few hundred to spare, maybe for lenses or a batt grip), or up your budget a little and go for a 40D. 5fps, good noise control, slow shutter lag, etc. etc... of course this is just from the Canon camp.

    P.s. dukeblue, you aren't a cyclist...from togoparts, are you?
    Speaking about togoparts, I recently went for one of their events last sunday with a borrowed 400D. Maybe you saw me there. I was in a green polo tee and 3/4s.

    I still stand behind my viewpoint that I make every shot count, not shoot up a storm and edit up what I have. In my opinion, that isn't smart.

    Samuel

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    Good price

    Enjoy your new camera

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    [QUOTE=alternatve;3548930I still stand behind my viewpoint that I make every shot count, not shoot up a storm and edit up what I have. In my opinion, that isn't smart.
    [/QUOTE]

    You have your point of course. If you're talking about indiscriminate use and adopting a "spray and pray" mentality, HOPING to get something.

    It differs greatly from using the burst mode KNOWING that you will get something.

    Ok anyway this is very OT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    You have your point of course. If you're talking about indiscriminate use and adopting a "spray and pray" mentality, HOPING to get something.

    It differs greatly from using the burst mode KNOWING that you will get something.

    Ok anyway this is very OT
    It's the same to me. I'm not interested in taking the same picture again and again. I might if it was posed and I absolutely wanted it to be correct, then I'll bracket the shot. Of course, I'm not a professional, just a "weekend warrior." I do see your point of view, just that it doesn't fit into my style of photography. Maybe it's an influence of film photography where when you take a picture, that's that and you have a limited number of shots so you have to place your shots carefully.

    Back to topic.

    I prefer Nikon cameras for their handling and Canon for it's USM and good noise control. If you have large hands like me, aim for a 30D, not a 400D. If you think that a 30D is inferior, I saw a photographer use a 10D and his pictures beat mine.

    Samuel
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