THE "BEST" SPORT AND ACTION camera

Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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jimoyer
jimoyer Senior Member • Posts: 1,853
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Paulmorgan wrote:

I`ve always believed the best camera for anything including sports, is the camera you have with you at the time.

The fastest auto-focus in the world would not make you a better sports shooter.

I'm sorry Paul, but that's a bit cliche. Yes, you need to have a camera with you to take a picture. That's sort of a given.

As far as the second half of the statement, take two equal shooters, and give one a Fuji X-Pro 1 and another a D4s, and lets see who comes home with more usable images.  I've shot plenty of sports with manual focus (70's and 80's Nikon film bodies...mainly an F3HP with MD until the F4 came out) and it certainly can be done.  Giving a complete novice the fastest AF in the world and putting them in front of a game they no nothing about won't get the shot.  But all things being equal, with two competent photographers?

I very rarely (almost never) quote other photographers...especially off the internet, but Thom Hogan did an interesting article not too long ago that's very relevant to that comment.

It may get me banned at least from the m4/3 forum because it mentions the Nikon 1 system but...

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/its-the-focus-nikon-should.html

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