What camera do you recommend for Sports Photos
Just would like a recomendation on a camera to get good pictures of my son's high school football games with good wide angle and zoom lens. Thanks for your help...

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If so, that's going to be quite technically difficult at least if you're going for action. Shooting players and coaches on the sidelines et al should b easier..

Long range + very low light + short shutter speed (to freeze motion) points towards an SLR with a long, fast lens...

Comment #1

Yes would be in the stands most of the time. Would a D60 work?..

Comment #2

Hello from Orlando, also..

Yes a D60 is just fine. Your problem is the lens. Football from the stands usually requires a very expensive lens. It has to be long and fast. Image stabalization won't usually be that important because you're forced to use a fairly fast shutter speed to stop the action on the field. The perfect lens, if you're in the stands might be the Nikon 200-400 f4 VR zoom, but it's over $5000.

I don't know what a good inexpensive choice might be; possibly a Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR, but that's not much reach an you're talking $1600 with another $400 for a 1.4 extender..

At the very least, I would consider the Nikon 300mm f4. It's around $1100..

Go to Colonial Photo and Hobby and ask Frank for some help. He and Pat are the best...

Comment #3

Depending on your expectations I think the next league up in camera body and two leagues up in lenses is what you'll need. Given you have sufficient equipment your skill is the most important factor. The pro's in the sports magazines make it look simpler than it is. Set your expectations and budget in a balance...

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Thanks for all the responses. I really am not a pro so I don't want to put alot of dollars into this. Think I will just stiick with the D60 with the 18-55vr lens & 55-270vr lens as the package deal was very reasonable 828.00 shipped with a 2g card, and get the best results I can. Will be using this camera alot for photographing houses. Jerry..

Comment #5

Hi Jerry. At some point, you might want to look at the Sigma 10-20 HSM. It's a great lens for inside of homes. It's a huge wide-angle at 10mm...

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