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low light action shots

Canon EOS Rebel XT vs. Nikon d50 or D70. My daughter is a gymnast and I would like to take pictures of her. The gyms are usually low light with no flash allowed. Also is there any good trusting online camera shops to buy digital cameras?
Thanks, Mike

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The review I saw showed the Nikon D50 running slightly

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ahead of the Rebel. Both outperformed the D70. That rating was done using the lens which comes with the camera. A better lens could improve performance.

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Low light action shots

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Hello Mike,

Low light action photography is dependant on buying the right equipment. Have a look at my website, www.hovedogs.co.uk/actionshots2. These shots are all taken under the most extreme conditions. They are shot digitally at 1/500 sec, F2.0 at 1600ASA. The equipment I use to deal with these extreme light levels are: Canon 20D & 135mm Canon F.2.0. The lighting for gynastics shouldn't be as extreme, however, to get the best results you need to buy a decent digital SLR and a fast lens, F.2 or F2.8. It can be a zoom (preferable) or fixed like mine. If you're serious, the camera needs to offer least 3 frames per second and up to 1600ASA. I must dash now but feel fre to ask further questions.

Regards,
Paul

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