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Old Jan 14, 2006, 9:30 AM   #1
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Close to geting this camera. Is the long range focus on the S9000 too slow for sports shooting, say skiing?
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Old Jan 15, 2006, 12:24 AM   #2
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My 2 cents is that it depends on how you are going to be shooting the action, if you are going to be shooting movement from side to side as they go past you, then the S9000 should do fine. However, if you are going to be shooting the action coming towards you, then you should be looking more towards Canon XT or 20D with their morepowerful autofocus systems.

I enjoy race photography, and I've taken the 9000 to the racetrack only once so far (not much racing in the winter!). It did very well, but 99% of the time I am prefocused on where I want to take the shot, so I can't attest to the effectiveness of the continuous autofocus. Here is what I got, hope it helps you: Ferrari Club at VIR(please note: this was a very overcast day)
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Old Jan 15, 2006, 8:56 AM   #3
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Thanks. I almost always get prefocused on a spot. Maybe the S9000 will work. Any more opinions?
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Old Jan 15, 2006, 9:25 AM   #4
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I agree. To get the best result with any camera you should pre-focus. No camera at any price can focus fast enough for proper focus with rapidly moving objects. Use the smallest f stop possible to get maximum depth of field.
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