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Old Aug 29, 2003, 4:50 PM   #11
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You're probably not going to make your budget, but here's my suggestion:

Find a used Olympus E-100RS and a FL-40 flash with bracket and flash cord. I would also recommend a B300 or TCON 1.7 teleconverter, which will give you 17x optical zoom at F3.5. The camera will take up to 15fps, and has a 10x stabilized zoom. For taking pictures through the glass, remove the bracket from the camera and place the flash up to the glass, eliminating the reflection. Low light is a real challenge for sports photography, but I've been able to achieve acceptable results with my camera, which has the same lens and a slightly higher MP rating. The only gotcha here is the E-100RS is a 1.5MP camera, but it's fine for 4x6 to 5x7 prints. If anyone else has suggestions on the topic, I'd love to hear them.
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Old Aug 29, 2003, 10:46 PM   #12
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So far i love my Olympus E100RS its the best for sports action shots for the price i guess. ive had mine almost 2 years. Its hard to find one that takes indoor shots for action. Unless you have great lighting , ive taken basketball pics indoors in the gyms, mostly not good pics unless you have good lights , which i have had some.
Never took hockey, if you have great light it would work but i know a guy that has one, he must not have good light or cant get a good pic with it. He tried other s , it s just the lighting in there stinks ! Good luck!

Here are some action shots from last year, i have a lot of new ones i dont have up but these are good , baseball, softball, racing,shap shots, football, ect.
www.pbase.com/wvyankeegurl
www.pbase.com/yankees22

I would like a Nikon D1x though, but im just a rooky need more ex.
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Old Aug 30, 2003, 7:13 AM   #13
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Looks like the Oly c740 or 750 is not the right choice. Enticed by the 10X zoom but I think won't be good for the action shots I'm interested in.

E100 looks great but looks to be out of my price range at well over $1K. Question.... The pics looked great but at 1.5mp how do they look at 8X10? I also want decent resolution at that size.

I'm leaning more toward the Fuji s602. The more I read the better it looks. There are limitations but the manual control is appealing. Thinking I can get it to do what I want and need. Users seem real happy with the camera too. I'm also reading up on the Fuji s5000 due out next month. Should I wait, are the manual controls worth it? Will it do what I need? Always more questions.

I gotta say this forum is great. Thanks all to your responses.

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Old Sep 4, 2003, 12:33 PM   #14
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E100 looks great but looks to be out of my price range at well over $1K.
Check eBay for prices... last ones I saw went for 500-600 USD.
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