Re: Some Advice Please....... What Would You Do?Olof_O::2007-02-10 0:52
Hi, personally, a 4 megapixel SLR would not be my choice, 8.5fps or not. I would trade the high frame rate for a much higher resolution any day. 4 megapixels would not yield a very large print (16x20+). In this case, I would hold out for a used 20D (5fps), or a new 30D (again 5fps).

I started with film 30 years ago. 3 to 5 fps was the limit for a lot of SLR's in the film world, with a few exceptions. High frame rates do make some types of photography easier, but for most subject matter it is not required. I shot Mountain Bike and Road Bike races in the '90's, mostly with manual focus, manual exposure cameras like the Nikon FM2n (one of my favs). I did have the MD-12 motordrive (3fps or 3.5fps, I forget), but I used it on single frame advance most of the time. Most of my shooting involved flash fill, which explains the single frame advance. I do not do much wildlife, but even then I shoot single frame advance.
I learned the old fashioned way, get to know your subject, and learn to anticipate the action. It has worked for me. It also allowed me to photograph action with cameras not designed for that kind of subject matter. I used hasselblads, and Mamiya 645 cameras for bike races and hockey.

I can't tell pam what to buy, that is up to her, but I can tell her what my choices would be. She can then decide for herself.
I hope that I have been helpful... you all seem like great people, and I would rather be helpful, then opinionated.

Lars
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