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My son will be the starting fullback this year. What is the best digital camera, lens and what are the best settings for nighttime action shots?..

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The Canon 20D with Sigma 70-200/2.8 is going to run pretty close to $2200 before adding batteries, more memory, etc. That would be my sweet spot for bang for the buck for entry level sports shooting. Although you can drop back some for other bodies that lose maybe a little high iso performance and some continuous shooting speed. I don't think you'd find much space to save money on lenses and could spend a lot more! Sports Illustrated type photogrpahy that you see from well lit pro and college stadiums almost always uses significantly more expensive gear...

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I have rexently been given a MX-1200 WITHOUT A INSTRUCTION or basic operational manual and since I am new to digital cameras I am in desperate need of how to operate my gift - would appreciate any help to get me started Regards = Keith Harrison..

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This site give a fantastic amount of into on Fuji MX-1200 camera, almost as much as most users manuals. http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/MX12/M12A.HTM..

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I don't know whether you'll find the specific manual you are looking for (there are some entries for MX-1200 on the Fuji page, but they looked like they were for aspects of the camera, not the camera itself), but this is a GREAT resource page for finding lots of camera manuals on-line: http://www.digicamhelp.com/digital-camera-manuals/where-to-download-a%20digital-camera-manual.htm FWIW..

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I bought and liked the Alienideas DVD - I copied this from their website at www.alienideas.com - I asked for a discount but did not get one as I was only after 2 copies - my local university did however but only after I had bought mine Nice format - very useful for distance learning - lots of good reviews - if you're an educator I think they will give you a review copy first before you buy them. Cheers Mo..

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I am an interior designer and I need a camera that will give me a crisp look with attention to detail and a shot of the entire room (wide angle lens) the Olympus C5060 was recommended what is your suggestion?..

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Are all Canon digital cams below the SLR level auto focus only? I just hate to abandon my film camera with all it's manual adjustments and not be able to focus manually. I'm looking at 5mp's (that's my price range). Canon has been my preference but if there's no manual focus model then I guess I'll shift my search to other makers. Paul Smith..

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I don't know about other models, but the S2 IS supports manual focus. It does not have a focus ring it uses the rocker switch for focusing, but seems to work well enough from my limited trial on it. There is a button near the base of the lens that invokes manual focus. Press once for manual focus, or twice to get a zoomed image in the EVF for easier focus. FWIW..

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