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    26/07/03 Glasgow, Scotland.

    Who says the Kodak Professional DCS14n digital SLR is not for action and sport?

    At the scene of the Rangers v Everton pre-season friendly at Ibrox, in front of a near capacity crowd, a seasoned sports photographer produced one of his most successful sequence of pictures with the ultra high resolution camera. This despite having worked with a range of faster cameras including the Canon EOS1D, as well as the full range of Nikon D1 cameras and earlier Kodak versions.

    The DCS 14n was able to capture the height of the action, in this case of a hapless Everton and England striker Wayne Rooney as he twisted his ankle. The resolution of the camera allowed the photographer to record in graphic fashion the split second of the injury, as well as the graphic details as Rooney rolled around in agony and was eventually stretchered off the field of play and straight to a local hospital.

    All in all the DCS14n captured about 20 frames of the action, of which five shots were chosen and distributed to the national newspapers. The shots were used in more than a dozen national papers with many using a range of shots captured. The highlight of the sequence, the actual moment when Rooney went over his ankle following the tackle by Rangers' Bob Malcolm, was used five times and no doubt will see more use on Monday's editions and in the weeks ahead.

    The DCS 14n outperformed and outsold a raft of Nikon cameras and Canon EOS1D cameras in this fast action environment, a truly remarkable feat given that the camera is not marketed as being a fast action camera. It's also ample demonstration that ultimately it is the photographer that decides the picture, along with having an eye for detail and being in the right place at the right time.

    EOL News, 27/07/03

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    Wah, not bad for a S$8k cam!

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    Any URL to the images that are so graphically described here?

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    having tok so much, any picture to view?

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    Whats EOL news? Essence-of-light news?

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    This must have been the EF mount version...

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    what a big hoo ha for two tini weennee little pics.

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    The whole thing sounds more like a masterpiece from the Kodak marketing department. I have no doubt 1Ds can do 3/1.7=1.76 times better than the DCS14n.

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    Oops some got burnt. Here comes the return fire.

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    Originally posted by tomshen
    The whole thing sounds more like a masterpiece from the Kodak marketing department. I have no doubt 1Ds can do 3/1.7=1.76 times better than the DCS14n.
    Based on your theory then Lomo Cybersampler with beat up your 1Ds...let my calculator works 4/3=1.3333333 times better than 1Ds ..tsk....tsk...tsk..... how 100 bucks crap can beat 13k camera, no wonder some ppl have fetisth for LOMO.
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    Originally posted by Knighthunter
    Based on your theory then Lomo Cybersampler with beat up your 1Ds...let my calculator works 4/3=1.3333333 times better than 1Ds ..tsk....tsk...tsk..... how 100 bucks crap can beat 13k camera, no wonder some ppl have fetisth for LOMO.
    what is LOMO?

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    what is LOMO?
    here we go again!




    http://www.lomography.com/

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    Hi Jed,

    this probably has more to do with the skill of this "experienced photographer" than anything to do with the camera.

    There are still a few guys shooting Leica R manual focus bodies for sports and by your own admission, other pple using manual focus Nikon gear (Ian perhaps?) for fast action sports.

    Now we all know it's everything to do with being able to anticipate the peak action and not the camera right???
    David Teo
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