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Cheap solutions for camera and lens for skiing/snowboarding.

 
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Oct 25, 2008 20:15 |  #1

Well I had a job offer to work at a ski resort as a photographer this coming up season. The problem is that my camera and lenses that I had got stollen out of my car about 8 months ago.

Anyway, after searching around and being horrible at using the search function I'm resorting to starting this thread.

Anyway, I'm looking for a cheap solution for a DSLR and a cheaper lens. I really don't want to be spending over 700 Dollars or so atleast until I can get situated money wise.

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Oct 26, 2008 12:52 |  #2

Insurance, insurance, insurance. :) Really depends on what you are shooting for them. I'm guessing you will be the guy asking to take your picture as you get off the lift against some scenic back ground. If that is the case look for a used 20D or XTI with one of the kit lenses. I would defiantly invest in a shoe mounted flash though.


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Oct 26, 2008 13:10 |  #3

Used 20D: ~$350-400

Sigma 24-60 f/2.8 (external link): $214

I also would recommend a flash, such as the 430ex for about $200

This is a little over your budget, but I would stretch it a bit to get that stuff.


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Oct 26, 2008 13:12 |  #4

Thank you Dan-O. The job also will include taking "action shots" as people are coming down the hill. I was thinking about an XT with a 70-200 F4L, since I found a body locally for 300.00 and it looks like the F4 can be picked up for around 500. Thanks.


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Oct 26, 2008 13:14 |  #5

DDCSD wrote in post #6564070 (external link)
Used 20D: ~$350-400

Sigma 24-60 f/2.8 (external link): $214

I also would recommend a flash, such as the 430ex for about $200

This is a little over your budget, but I would stretch it a bit to get that stuff.

That actually looks like a good setup. Thank you! And I already have a flash so that will save me some money.


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Oct 26, 2008 13:17 |  #6

Have you considered a G-series?

I know you said DSLR, but a G-series might fit this specific need really well. I think the only part that would be lacking would be the telephoto range, but you've got the pixel count to do some serious cropping, and you'll have plenty of light on the slopes, so noise shouldn't be a concern at all.

Food for thought.




  
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Oct 26, 2008 13:23 |  #7

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=Junior's G7;6564099]Have you considered a G-series?

I know you said DSLR, but a G-series might fit this specific need really well. I think the only part that would be lacking would be the telephoto range, but you've got the pixel count to do some serious cropping, and you'll have plenty of light on the slopes, so noise shouldn't be a concern at all.

Food for thought.

I have actually, but the guys require DSLR's. :confused:


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Oct 27, 2008 15:56 |  #8

Looks like I'll be picking up an XT with kit lens with about 2500 Actuations for 280.00 Locally on wednesday.

Now the lens search begins -_-


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Nov 03, 2008 15:32 |  #9

Well I decided not to go with the XT. After doing some more research I'm going to save up some more money and go with a 40D, what are everyones opinions on it when it comes to outdoor photography? What lens should I use in conjunctin with it for snowboarding?


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Nov 06, 2008 00:34 |  #10

Well just placed a order for an 40D and 70-200 F4L :)


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