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Old Apr 27, 2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default What camera is best for sports

I can only spend about $500, so I'd like to get the best camera I can for shooting hockey and occasionally area football
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 1:16 PM   #2
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A dslr, would be your best bet, but it may push your budget a bit. As you will need the correct lens for it. And the lower end lens, you will need to give up on performance. Higher end sport lenses will add up quickly well past your budget.
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i don't think you are going to be very happy with hocky shots for anything at 500$. you may want to save up, or divert some funds, sports are not only technique intensive, but also tend to be the most equipment demanding.

i don't shoot sports, so i will stop there.
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 1:41 PM   #4
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This camera with this lens.

But that would be $555 before tax and shipping.

The results won't be great, but they'll be better than anything else you'll get for less money.

But as my friends shoturtle and Hards80 have said, you'd need to spend a lot more to get something where the gear won't be the limiting factor.
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