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mikelosd Jan 19, 2006 12:57 PM

hi

iam looking for a camera, not sure about slr, digital, etc.. for taking surfing sports shoots in the beach shore...

my budget is about 1000 $ but iam a newbie in this field (only i had a mavica fd-97 which i took thousands of photos but this is an antique now)

could you help me?

thanks

mike

all the best

audioedge Jan 19, 2006 6:56 PM

my advice, if you can call it that, would be read around the forum... look at all the threads that people debate getting a dSLR vs a P&S (point and shoot)

then come back and ask a more specific question :)

lots of reading for you my friend

Hards80 Jan 19, 2006 7:19 PM

2 options for you...

get you a nice dslr and then get a telephoto lens for it...
models to look into-
konica-minolta 5d (get them while you can)
nikon d50
canon rebel xt

then look for a nice 70-300 lens.. sigma's 70-300 apo dg is a good lens for a great price.. and then there are more expensive options of course..


or..

get an advanced digicam with an image stabilized lens..

the best out there right now is thePanasonic FZ-30

cheaper alternatives

panasonic fz-5
canon s2is
sony h1

best of luck
-dustin

miatapaul Jan 23, 2006 2:24 AM

This is good, except even 300 mm is kind of short for surf. I think you need all the reach and speed you can afford, but with a $1,000 budget that will be about all you can get. The only advantag of a prosumer is that you cannot spend more on lenses, so it keeps you in your budget longer. Most surf shooters will spend well over $1,000 on a lens alone. Bigest problem with sufing is that you cannot get any closer to the action, so you need a long lens and good long lenses are expensive.
Hards80 wrote:
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2 options for you...

get you a nice dslr and then get a telephoto lens for it...
models to look into-
konica-minolta 5d (get them while you can)
nikon d50
canon rebel xt

then look for a nice 70-300 lens.. sigma's 70-300 apo dg is a good lens for a great price.. and then there are more expensive options of course..


or..

get an advanced digicam with an image stabilized lens..

the best out there right now is thePanasonic FZ-30

cheaper alternatives

panasonic fz-5
canon s2is
sony h1

best of luck
-dustin

audioedge Jan 23, 2006 7:42 AM

well dustins advice for the budget was spot on

maybe could add to the fact you can get a nice tele (tcon17 etc) for those 12x zooms relatively cheap, that would get you closer to the action

Andrew LB Jan 25, 2006 6:49 AM

300mm is plenty of lens for surf photography considering with my Digital Rebel XT considering 300mm on an XT is roughly 480mm on a non DSLR. I do recommend a tripod or monopod since with that budget you wont be able to afford a long image stabilized lens like my cousin uses for the surf photography in his magazine he is the editor in chief of. http://www.happymag.com/

Here is a shot I took with my Canon Digital Rebel XT and a canon 100-300mm 5.6 lens.

http://www.kalionzes.com/photography/xt.jpg


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