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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 29, 2008, 8:24 AM
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Posted By JohnG
Robert, The Canon software will get you...

Robert,

The Canon software will get you started. I often recommend photoshop elements - not because it's necessarily better but because so many people use it and there are so many books on the...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 28, 2008, 9:33 PM
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Posted By JohnG
enjoy your new toys. And don't be afraid to stop...

enjoy your new toys. And don't be afraid to stop over to the sports forum. There are a number of us that shoot baseball and we'll be glad to help you out. And when it comes time for football there...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 28, 2008, 8:07 AM
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Posted By JohnG
check out www.resellerratings.com...

check out www.resellerratings.com (http://www.resellerratings.com)

Stick with reputable places like bhphotovideo.com or buydig.com or adorama.com
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 27, 2008, 3:02 PM
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Posted By JohnG
robertpilote wrote: The ISO 3200 is...

robertpilote wrote:


The ISO 3200 is really the least of your worries. From a skill standpoint, the amount of noise in a photo is controlled by getting a proper exposure. The camera plays a big...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 27, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Posted By JohnG
So now we're down to lenses. Here in lies the...

So now we're down to lenses. Here in lies the next problem. There are 3 components to successful sports shooting:

1. Photographer skill / experience

2. Right camera body

3. Right lens

#1...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 26, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Posted By JohnG
In and of itself, IS isn't important in shorter...

In and of itself, IS isn't important in shorter focal lengths for most people. But you simply can't focus in on that one attribute. For example the new 18-55 IS kit lens is a better lens than the old...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 3:05 PM
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Posted By JohnG
robertpilote wrote: The d80 is a generation...

robertpilote wrote:

The d80 is a generation ago model - 2 years old. Again, not bad, just been some good advancements from all manufacturers in the last 2 years.

How important Image...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 12:55 PM
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Posted By JohnG
Nikon, like canon, has image stabilization in the...

Nikon, like canon, has image stabilization in the lens not the body.

Well, from a Nikon lens standpoint you're looking at the Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR ($1800) or the Sigma 70-200 2.8 ($810). The sigma...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 12:13 PM
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Posted By JohnG
robertpilote wrote: Yep. It's the football...

robertpilote wrote:

Yep. It's the football that does it. But it's better to go into things with eyes wide open. This way you can decide if it's still worthwhile - better than spending $1000 and...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 25, 2008, 9:49 AM
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Posted By JohnG
JohnG wrote: And yes, I do shoot night...

JohnG wrote:

And yes, I do shoot night football so my advice is based on hands-on experience:

http://www.jagsportsphotos.com/photos/185031009_kAvhp-L.jpg
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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jun 24, 2008, 8:08 PM
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Posted By JohnG
No one dslr is a bigger step than another really....

No one dslr is a bigger step than another really. The challenge here is you want to shoot sports. And you want to shoot a low light sport (night time football). That means you can kiss the automatic...
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