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New DSLR for sport photography

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by simpletom, 11 Oct 2009.

  1. simpletom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,743


    I am pretty ignorant of what I need and I could do with a little bit of advice.

    I am a runner who is currently out with a long term injury. I want to use my injury time to start taking photos of races that the club is taking part in. From what I gather, I will need a camera that has the ability to have a decent continuous shot capability.

    I have a budget of about £300-£350 for the body and would also need further advice on the lens. While it will be used to take pictures of particular runners, I would also like to to be used for general use as well.

    I want to keep the body budget separate form the lens budget and I am not afraid to go second hand.

    Many thanks.
  2. Derek W


    Joined: 1 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,578

    Location: Glebe Park

    Theres currently a 300D and a 450D for sale within these forums. Both within your 'body only' budget. As a matter of interest do you have an idea of what lens you'd want to use with the camera (no necessarily a Canon) ? Are you going to be trackside or will you need a longer lens if sitting away from the track?
  3. simpletom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,743


    Cheers so far.

    It is road races I attend so usually it is no problem getting close to the action. I have no idea about lenses, which brings up another question...

    What lens am I looking at?

    I can get within 10-15m of the subject, if that helps.

    I am not too sure about the Member's Market as I do not have enough posts.
  4. Tomsk


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,214

    Location: Overground, underground..

    250 posts and 90 days membership for access to the MM, so you are eligible.

    There's a few DSLRs (and kits) for sale.

    BTW a new DSLR body can be purchased for < £350.
    Last edited: 11 Oct 2009
  5. simpletom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,743

    Cheers, just activated that trust thing.

    So, what kind fo lens am I looking for? I am clueless as they come and was happy with my Fuji Finepix for taking snaps but want to take it a little further.
  6. syke


    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 10,558

    What sort of budget you thinking of for the lens?

    You can get a used 30D, 400/450D, D80 and a few others within the budget, if you try.