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Old Nov 19, 2002, 3:47 PM   #1
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I have been using the Cannon Eos rebel X and 2000. Fairly happy with these cameras. But I'm ready to go digital. Most of my photos never get blown up bigger than 8x10. My biggest concern is missing high speed sports shots. Not shutter speeds but capturing an image as I see it, not a few seconds later. Most digitals seem to have quite a bit of lag between pushing the button and getting an image.

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Old Nov 19, 2002, 3:51 PM   #2
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You can eliminate the lag time on Olympus C4040 and C5050 by using the manual mode. You can also press the shutter halfway in auto mode to effectively reduced the lag mode. I belive this is true of most digital cameras. I would recommend at least a 4mp camera for your 8X10 requirements. 5mp would even be better.
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 3:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion.

What about high speed contionous shooting?
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 4:09 PM   #4
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Yur answer is olympus 100rs: check out the specs on this sports-specific camera. Wicked!
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 4:26 PM   #5
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Yes you can do continous shooting check Steve's reviews on the burst rate.
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 5:21 PM   #6
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The Olympus E-100rs is unfortunately no longer in production. Check out the Fuji S602. It has a fast 6x lens, with very clean 200 ISO, and fairly good 400 ISO, all helpful for stopping action in less than ideal lighting. Also has a burst mode that will take up to 25 shots at 5 fps, saving the last 5 when you release the shutter button. Very handy for sports shots. Reviews here and at several other places you can check out from this list:

http://www.ecoustics.com/Home/Home_V...ras/alpha.html

PS: The C-4040 is a little slow with manual focus, judging from the specs here:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C44/C44A7.HTM
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 6:25 PM   #7
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If you are interested in an E100rs for sports you can sometimes get refurbished ones from Olympus Emporium. it has options for 15fps, 7.5 fps, 5fps and 3fps.


Look at my wakeboard and Flag football pictures at

www.pbase.com/fordman


the flag football shots are examples of the sequence shootinfg.

your next bet (as far as speed is concerned) is a Canon EOS1-D that shoots 8fps but will run you $4500.00 for the body alone.

the Fuji 602 is the only current production camera with burst shooting above 2 to3 fps, I think.

good luck
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 6:58 PM   #8
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Here is the link to Olympus refurb cameras.
https://emporium.olympus.com/innards...ub_category=22
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Old Nov 20, 2002, 1:22 PM   #9
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Look at my wakeboard and Flag football pictures at

www.pbase.com/fordman
Very nice action pics, Fordman!
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Old Nov 20, 2002, 4:38 PM   #10
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Here's a gallery of indoor basketball shots taken with the Fuji S602. All are at ISO 400, allowing enough shutter speed to stop action.

http://www.pbase.com/rg117/basketball

Keep in mind that these are shown at full resolution (if you view them at original size). They will look much sharper at smaller sizes. I don't think any other prosumer camera can touch this, except possibly the Sony F717. The Sony has a faster lens than the Fuji, but its 400 ISO isn't quite as clean. Might be able to get by with ISO 200, though, with the faster lens.
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