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is the nilkon D50 good for sport shooting?
I'm looking at buying the nikon D50 for my first digital slr camera and want to know if it is good for sporting events (nighttime football games under lights, baseball and wrestling indoors under lights.)..

Comments (6)

It's not bad. But indoor sports or night sports are often very equipment intensive - the lighting is usually worse than it seems to the eye and fast shutter speeds are needed to stop action. You might want to check the detailed review comments on both low light performance and any comments on speed in use. The Canon may be a tad better suited but some people don't like it's size or feel, and you may find that you do or don't like the handling or feel of a camera and that may make a difference too. If you use a slower (smaller aperture) consumer lens, that will probably do more to make a difference in making results worse than choosing between most of the dslrs...

Comment #1

Is the nikon 55-200mm ED lens a good lens for sports?..

Comment #2

"Good" is relative, focal length may be alright but it's a relatively "slow" lens in that it's max aperture is f4 and that drops to f5.6 at 200mm. Probably the most common choice for sports is a 70-200/f2.8 lens although a lot of people working indoors will go with faster primes as well. Outdoor sports, that may be short, but at night, the trade-off is that it's comparatively fast...

Comment #3

I just got the Canon Rebal XT with another lens (75 - 300). The extra pixels make it nice (for me) catching small things at a distance. KEEP IN MIND - the lower right hand corner will have a box pop when mouse is over it so you can expand the images to FULL SIZE! CLICK HERE the original image is too big for this page. I can assure you that I did not see the hitch hiker on this turtle from where I took the picture! Of course you are also want to make sure that your media card is big enough AND fast enough (also make sure you have a back up battery) Canon has a setting to photo moving objects. Below is a helicopter I caught. Helicopter LINK Compared to this cropped image - COPTER which was from the above picture...

Comment #4

What about the new nikkon 18-200mm ed vr lens with 3.5-5.6 lens?..

Comment #5

Well, I don't know how the lens performs... Usually these ultra zooms aren't of that good quality...(or they are very expensive and big and heavy...). When you are looking for a fast lens...this one isn't very fast... ^^'.

The smaller the "number" (like 3.5-5.6), the faster it is. And the 3.5-5.6 means, that at 18mm you will have an maximum aperture of f3.5, but at 200mm, it's only f5.6. A lens with f2.8 or even f4 during the whole zoom range would be a good choice..., but it would also cost a lot of money...

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