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Old Jan 27, 2003, 9:04 PM   #1
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Nikon 5700 for action photos...

I want to buy a Nikon 5700 but I want to know first is this camera is good for action (sports,race cars,etc.)photos?
Sony 717 or Minolta are better for this...?
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 10:15 PM   #2
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No the Nikon 5700 is not good for action shots.



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Old Jan 28, 2003, 12:35 PM   #3
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5700 not ideal for action photos but you can make adjustments to make work.

1. Set manual exposure to 1/500 or faster.

2. Prefocus on area where action will occur.

3. Use "panning" moving camera with object

4. Depress shutter halfway down to lock exposure.
(This will decrease delay for photo to be taken).

5. Monitor nikon web sites for update to firmware. It is supposed to be out in April.
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 4:50 PM   #4
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I have not tryed action shots outside but have tryed them during my daughters basketball game. The camera was not able to focus under the low light and even using manual focus I couldn't get a good shot. Outdoors with natural lighting it may be easier but like I said I haven't tryed it.

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Old Jan 30, 2003, 8:05 AM   #5
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Nikon 5700 for action photos...

I want to buy a Nikon 5700 but I want to know first is this camera is good for action (sports,race cars,etc.)photos?
Sony 717 or Minolta are better for this...?
I don't know if you're serious into action photography, but I don't think 717 or 7Hi would be much better than 5700 in this field. You need SLR camera with fast AF lens (like AFS for Nikon) and object tracking feature.

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don't use the telephoto with actions shots. what does the firmware have to do with it???
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Old Feb 1, 2003, 8:55 AM   #7
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I'm no expert photographer, and I'm not trying to get professional grade action shots (heck, I'm still learning my f stops!). But I have been able to get some action shots with my 5700. The trick with the 5700 is that the manual settings blow away the auto. The only auto feature I use is the auto focus. But I'd agree that, for someone who wants to take alot of action shots (sports, dance, dogs chasing tails, etc.) the 5700 may not be for you.

Again, each camera has it's strengths and weaknesses. The manual focus on the 5700 is very difficult to use. But man alive! The macro shots are superb (which is the reason I purchased it...)
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