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Old Oct 13, 2009, 4:12 PM   #11
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Tcav, those horse photos are fabulous (I love horses and these are very sharp)...
Thanks. You should see them in full resolution an at 8X10. I've posted more, at X by 768, in my album here:

Dr. Cesar Parra Dressage clinic Sept. 15-16, 2009

And, of course, I don't mind having ten women thanking me profusely for their photos.
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 4:17 PM   #12
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Thank you all for your examples, they all look great to me! John G has suggested that I would be happy with all of the mentioned cameras, if it wasn't for the gymnastics situation...so, if give that part up, it will be easier to select a camera.
Don't forget that you are not only buying a camera/lens combo for now but buying into a system. I unfortunately bought the wrong system initially as I got into sports shooting so had to make a switch so if you think you will want to shoot certain subjects at some point in the future factor that in when buying.
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Don't forget that you are not only buying a camera/lens combo for now but buying into a system. I unfortunately bought the wrong system initially as I got into sports shooting so had to make a switch so if you think you will want to shoot certain subjects at some point in the future factor that in when buying.
Yes, thank you, that's exactly it...exactly what is making it hard! I think I'd go with the Olympus line now, if it weren't for that future sports factor...
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I am happy that you are pleased with the results.

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 7:27 PM   #15
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Yes, thank you, that's exactly it...exactly what is making it hard! I think I'd go with the Olympus line now, if it weren't for that future sports factor...
Personally Oly would be near the bottom of my list if you are ever going to want to shoot sports, the lens options are just not there as well as the predictive AF not being very strong. I'm not saying it can't do it but there are better options out there.
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Don't forget that you are not only buying a camera/lens combo for now but buying into a system. I unfortunately bought the wrong system initially as I got into sports shooting so had to make a switch so if you think you will want to shoot certain subjects at some point in the future factor that in when buying.
What 'system' are you in now?
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What 'system' are you in now?
Mark shoots with Canon gear.
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Thanks...I checked the 'user CP' for Mark (and others) but most don't say what they use..(it would be a good spot in my opinion..)
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Thanks...I checked the 'user CP' for Mark (and others) but most don't say what they use..(it would be a good spot in my opinion..)
Some people list their kit in their signature but to me it is a bit like showing off, generally the camera is not key the photographer is. There are times when you must have the right options, a lot of sport photography it is a must to get results as you can be working in tough environments etc.

Let's just say I have 5 dSLRs various lenses, flash guns, a couple of P&S camera etc etc.
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Thanks...I checked the 'user CP' for Mark (and others) but most don't say what they use..(it would be a good spot in my opinion..)
I agree.

Hey SysOp! How about a "Gear" Topic on the "About Me" Tab of the UserCP
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