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Old Jan 19, 2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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there are many camera's out there .. and I dont know what to pick. I have an normal SLR now, the Pentax MZ-5N, but the autofocus is not convincing me at all.

My main goal is to photograph planes, especially during airshows. Pictures need to be published on website and magazines.

So I need :

- fast autofocus, multiple zones

- fast writing to memory card

- good toning in shadows

- support to excellent quality lenses.

- guess RAW format ability



Any hints or tips are highly appreciated.



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Old Jan 19, 2005, 1:45 PM   #2
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Your shooting requirements, Air Shows, which tend to have need for highoperational speed, and especially the magazine publishingrequirement limit you to the pro end of the DSLR spectrum. Namely the Nikon D2X and Canon 1d-MKII. Fast focusing, high frame rate professional bodies. Both camps giveaccess to their own brands of high end lenses.

That is unless I am mistaken and your plan is to do static shots. If so see my last comment below.:-)The current crop of prosumer DSLR's from all manufacturers are getting to be very good.

Like the Canon ef 1200mm F5.6 at only 75,000$cdn :-):-):lol::blah:

The rest of your requirements are pretty well par for the course forall modern DSLR's

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Old Jan 19, 2005, 1:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Peter !!

I ordered the lens as we speak :?

Lenses .. canon better then nikon or the other way round ?
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Old Jan 19, 2005, 1:55 PM   #4
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:lol:I could not believe my eyes when I saw that lens/price :lol:It also takes about ayear for delivery if you order one. :lol:

Neither is better anymore, both brands make extremely good professional lenses as do some third party makers like Sigma/Tamron. Lens technology has advancedpast the point where the human eye cantell the difference in the top of the line lenses.
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Old Jan 19, 2005, 3:03 PM   #5
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wonder if people actually buy them ....

Thanks for the input, it makes choosing easier.
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