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pauli Jul 1, 2002 5:59 PM

D7i and sports photography
I was wondering if anyone has any experience of the DiMage 7i with sports phtography. I simply cannot stretch to a DSLR but I like to take my camera to local MotoX and other motorsport events.

Most camera reviews don't seem to give an info on how a camera performs under these conditions.

NHL Jul 3, 2002 4:36 PM


Have you check theses action shots

pauli Jul 3, 2002 6:30 PM

What about the focus tracking moving objects - whilst zooming with the manual zoom ring. Anyone tried this ?

The zoom ring alone sounds like a real bonus, I can't even imagine trying a button zoom during fast moving action !

Time to pop down to the nearest stockist with a fast road outside me thinks :-)

padeye Jul 3, 2002 8:13 PM

Pauli, I'm only using a Dimage 7 but I have to say it wouldn't be my first choice for sports phootography. Good action photography is a large par technique but little shutter lag and a fast autofocus are important.

sjms Jul 6, 2002 7:23 PM

sports photo
the 7i removed most of the shutter lag. i believe the new firmware ug for the 7 will also reduce it . where the 7i works well is when you reduce your image size/quality or use UHS. i can squeeze off 3 shots in good light in about 1 sec at highest jpg res before its buffer clearing time. not bad compared to the published specs on the d100. and no 1.5 lens conversion. gee, you mean my $1500 20-35 f2.8 is now only a 30-52. i better run out and get the 17-35 which is only a 25.5-52. shoot a long lens its a plus. tripod time for the shakes. the other option is the contax full frame at $7000 w/o lens and those wonderful Zeiss lenses(goodbye new car). everthing at this point is a compromise though i found the 7i a paletable one. i wish i could spell and type. so many edits.

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sjms Jul 6, 2002 11:20 PM

this shot is now possible with the 7i. the only noise in this picture was from the people about to take a bath compliments of our little friend here. original size 14.1 MB. had to bring it down to under 1 MB . Ouch!
notice the lower rt corner of the jumbo video monitor. even after smashing this down to 900K you can still read

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NHL Jul 7, 2002 6:06 AM

Plus don't forget the weight advantage of the D7(i). I have been contemplating my friend's D60, but it must have weighted at least twice the D7, and by the time one has to carry the additional lens to cover the 28-200mm range, it must be at least x3 times (even after removing 1 battery)!!!

I guess the weight and size penalty is what one has to pay to get the additional speed and flexibility out of the interchangeable dSLR...

sjms Jul 7, 2002 11:40 AM

the other penalty is the glass you won't be using in each lens but still carrying around. i believe the conversion factor is 1.3 on the D60.

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