• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Good Camera for horse pictures

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Good Camera for horse pictures

    I'm sure there must be a thread about this somewhere, but what do you recommend for a digital camera to take "action" shots of the horses? I have an older digital camera that has that long delay while it thinks about things, by then the moment has passed, and even on sport mode the legs look blurry.

    TIA!

  • #2
    I have a canon rebel xsi that I love. I think lenses make a bigger difference than the actual camera. I mean, you do need a decent camera to start off with but a good lens goes a long way! I bought an L(luxury) canon lens last year and it's amazing how much better my photos are.

    Comment


    • #3
      I have a Fuji somethingorother and loffs it. There is a setting on most cameras where you can take a lot of shots while the shutter is held down and hopefully one of those pics will be good, then delete the less desirable ones. Or you can set it where it only saves the last three pics. I take a LOT of pics with my phone camera and then clean them up with photoshop or little photo or picsay or any of the numerou photog apps.

      My picture taking is getting to be a real addiction!
      GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

      Comment


      • #4
        You will need a digital SLR to get even vaguely decent photos of action shots.

        You can spend a bloody fortune buying one, but unless you are a pro or a very serious amateur, you don't need the latest and most expensive.

        I recommend that you do some looking on Craigslist or Ebay and find a Nikon D50 and a 70-200 or 80-200 lens. You don't have to have a 2.8 top of the line low light lens for most outside horse stuff.

        You should be able to find a decent Nikon D50 for about $300 these days, as they are several models behind the latest, but they will not have shutter lag and will let you work on full auto or you can learn to really use the camera and work manual (or shutter or apeture priority).

        The lens is going to cost you another $300 for an entry level (you don't NEED the $2000 version to get started!).

        This system will get you what you want until and unless you become completely hooked on photography and start wanting to move up in quality.
        Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

        Comment


        • #5
          I just bought a $200 Canon Powershot SX130IS 12mp and 12 zoom.LOVE it! It has several great functions on it, takes great video, and has a continuous hold function that gets great action shots while just holding the button down. I am extremly pleased with it!

          Comment


          • #6
            Definitely go for a DSLR. I got my Canon T1i a year and a half a go and absolutely love it. The lens really is what makes the biggest difference, though, so consider buying just a DSLR body and investing in a decent lens. I'm saving my pennies for an L-series lens, but $500 will get you a really nice lens for just about everything, especially outdoor shots.

            Comment


            • #7
              Here's a really good thread about choosing cameras for equine photos.

              Comment


              • #8
                I shoot with a Nikon D-40. Excellent camera, not terribly expensive. very easy to use. Most of the pictures on the web site listed below were taken with this camera.
                Patty
                www.rivervalefarm.com
                Follow us on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/River...ref=ts&fref=ts

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Thank you so much!!! I am just looking for something cheap to take some pics of my ponies, these are great suggestions!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    What do you consider cheap? I just bought a great camera that I'm having a lot of fun with for less than $300. It also records in HD and the software that comes with it allows you to freeze the video and capture a photo from it. It also has a burst mode that allows you to catch a horse jumping. It's not super fast, but it's good enough and about what to expect for a camera in that price range.

                    It has all kinds of settings to make sure you capture the shot, but it also allows for manual settings if you want to play around with it on your own.

                    It's a Panasonic Lumix and got fantastic reviews:

                    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-.../dp/B002IKLJU0

                    Here is a sample of the video it can take. I should have used a tripod and it was shot while it was raining, but the quality is still good despite the setbacks.

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcplV1KvaDM

                    This is a still taken from the video:

                    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...ngdownshow.jpg

                    And this is my attempt at the action shot. I caught the shot I wanted, but forgot to wipe the fog off the camera lens which is why some of the background is blurry, it wasn't the quality of the camera, it was pure operator error!

                    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...C/vertical.jpg


                    And here is a still shot, but it shows how nice the colors come out in the pictures. Again, this was all on the automatic settings, I'm not brave enough or good enough yet to try shots on my own yet!

                    Here is a still shot that shows the color captured:

                    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...ieflowers1.jpg

                    So, for less than $300 this is a great camera, especially for an amateur like me!
                    Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!
                    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/Jen4USC/fave.jpg
                    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...SC/running.jpg

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Definitely the LUMIX! My husband and I both show and we really like the video (great quality and you don't have to carry an extra video cam around!). Taking the "action shots" is super-easy, just set it with the appropriate button and voila! Works every time
                      Besides, my dad (who is a professional photographer) recommended this camera for us to buy.....
                      Classical Horsemanship

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I love my Nikon D90, but its expensive. The other Nikon DSLRs are nice too.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I have a Sony Cybershot HX200V which is the upgrade for my previous camera and it has a setting for taking 10 pictures in like a second if you hold the button down. I've found that to be really useful for getting good action shots and it's just generally a great mid-range camera (not DSLR, but still pretty darn awesome). And it was like $340 recently on Amazon (and I know someone who bought it from Best Buy and they matched that price if you want to see it in a store before putting money on it).
                          The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
                          Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X