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  • good camera to take horse pictures?

    I just got the FujiFlim S2940 FinePix 14 MP with 18 Optical Zoom camera will this camera work?? I take alot of action shots.

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    It isn't about the camera as much as it is about the person taking the shot.
    Learn how to use your camera correctly, use the custom settings, and you will get some great shots.

    (and yes your camera will work for taking action shots)
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      It's not about the camera. It's about the eyeball behind it.
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        Originally posted by Tiffany! View Post
        I just got the FujiFlim S2940 FinePix 14 MP with 18 Optical Zoom camera will this camera work?? I take alot of action shots.
        Depends on if you can change your shutter speed and what kind of "action" you are talking about and where you are snapping your photos. There is a huge difference in stopping action in a WP class vs barrel racing or jumping.

        The mg and zoom are not what determine if you can stop action, the shutter speed is what does that. As well, stopping action is all well and good, but if you are indoors light or lack of light will factor into the ability of the camera to "see" the subject, or outdoors/time of day can cause over exposure if you can't stop down your aperture/ISO.

        so it depends. Maybe.
        Last edited by threedogpack; Jul. 24, 2011, 02:06 PM. Reason: spelling

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          You also have to keep in mind the "Click to Capture" lag. Depending on the camera it might be easier to shoot video and pull frames from that
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            I oreded the Canon Powershot Camera. 14.1MP with 35 x Optical Zoom.

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              Originally posted by carolprudm View Post
              You also have to keep in mind the "Click to Capture" lag. Depending on the camera it might be easier to shoot video and pull frames from that
              What Carol said... the "point and shoot" digital cameras have a delay between when you press the button and the photograph is actually taken. If you are doing action, it is very difficult to determine how far ahead of time to press the button to get the picture you really want.

              Best, IMO, is to be shopping for DSLR. There are some nice, cost effective packages out there with body and one or two lenses.
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                I have the canon power shot SX 30 IS wich shoots in HD and has the 35x zoom to it.

                I haven't played with shutter speeds yet but this has a coninues shoot on it and does really well for action shots. Also while taking video with this camera you can hit your still photo buton and it will take a still shot while taking video.

                I have taken some great continues shots at night of lightning and of my horses running during the day. I can take a picture in a pitch black room with the flash and it looks just like the light was on in the room.

                The scene settings are great. The 4th of July I got some fantastic fireworks shots with it. When using the zoom completely out to the 35x you have to have camera really steady or the shot blurs even with image stabalizer.

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                  Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
                  What Carol said... the "point and shoot" digital cameras have a delay between when you press the button and the photograph is actually taken. If you are doing action, it is very difficult to determine how far ahead of time to press the button to get the picture you really want.

                  Best, IMO, is to be shopping for DSLR. There are some nice, cost effective packages out there with body and one or two lenses.
                  The other option is to go with a bridge camera, which I am discovering can be a lot of fun. I am currently using the Panasonic Lumix FZ40 which allows me to take shots with manual or automatic settings. The best part is it shoots continuously at 10 frames per second so I am getting some fantastic action shots.
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                    I prefer to use my old 35mm film SLR for action shots
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                      Originally posted by jenm View Post
                      The other option is to go with a bridge camera, which I am discovering can be a lot of fun. I am currently using the Panasonic Lumix FZ40 which allows me to take shots with manual or automatic settings. The best part is it shoots continuously at 10 frames per second so I am getting some fantastic action shots.
                      I currently lust after this
                      http://store.kodak.com/store/ekconsu...ctID.221644300

                      I have one of the earlier versions the Z 980 and am just waiting for a good sale to upgrade
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                        The one that's in your hand the moment you need it, and not a second after... I cannot tell you how many awesome shot's I've missed because I don't carry a camera anymore.
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                          Originally posted by Belg View Post
                          The one that's in your hand the moment you need it, and not a second after... I cannot tell you how many awesome shot's I've missed because I don't carry a camera anymore.
                          Yup, Mr P's Nikon sits in its case, my Kodak hangs on a peg by the door. The Nikon hasn't seen the light of day in 2 years, the Kodak is used at least weekly
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                            Originally posted by gdolapp View Post
                            I have the canon power shot SX 30 IS wich shoots in HD and has the 35x zoom to it.

                            I haven't played with shutter speeds yet but this has a coninues shoot on it and does really well for action shots. Also while taking video with this camera you can hit your still photo buton and it will take a still shot while taking video.

                            I have taken some great continues shots at night of lightning and of my horses running during the day. I can take a picture in a pitch black room with the flash and it looks just like the light was on in the room.

                            The scene settings are great. The 4th of July I got some fantastic fireworks shots with it. When using the zoom completely out to the 35x you have to have camera really steady or the shot blurs even with image stabalizer.
                            It's the same one my mom just got me.

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                              This is something in particular I want to know more about. I have a Nikon D60 and I usually set it to the "sport" setting (aka idiot setting) for horse photos.

                              I have no idea how to adjust shutter speeds, but that seems to be the key for really great action shots of horses without blurry legs.

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                                Some digital cameras do not allow you to adjust shutter speeds (they're similar to the super cheap film cameras--think disposable variety) so you may not be able to. I want to say I had a Nikon D60 and couldn't, but I broke it a few months ago and can never remember those letter-number model designations.

                                IME though for basic w/t/c and jump shots it is more about the skill of the photog than the camera itself, at least up to a point. We did tons of sale photos with my $60 Nikon referenced above and they were all good quality, though a lot were unusuable due to photographer error. That's par for the course even with pros, though. They tend to have lots of lower quality shots for every brilliant one--we just have lots of bad shots for every good one.

                                I'm using a pretty nice 8 megapixel Kodak with 10x optical zoom (not sure of the model as I inherited it and it doesn't say on the camera that I have noticed) right now and I'm getting about the same quality as I did with my much cheaper Nikon. The zoom is better on the Kodak, though, and it is a good camera. My only gripe is that it is big--I want a slimmer camera that I can just clip onto my saddle and go with.
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