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Old 25-04-2019, 04:05 PM   #11
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Well, I speak from experience, you'd better rob a few banks if you want to get into motorsports photos!

Think it's better to get to know your equipment before you go near a track, it can be a trifle frustrating at first!
I was into Motorsport photography and had nearly £10k worth of gear at one point. A couple of Canon 1D bodies with L glass stuck on them soon gets you there 😀.
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by god... I wont be spending that sort of money. saying that, im up to £600 in less than a week so far (camera, 300 lens, tripod, bag) and that's just to get me started....
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Old 25-04-2019, 04:49 PM   #13
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To have a lens produce really excellent results wide open costs mega.

In very good lighting when you can stop the lens down you get very good results for lots less money.
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by god... I wont be spending that sort of money. saying that, im up to £600 in less than a week so far (camera, 300 lens, tripod, bag) and that's just to get me started....
That’s the start of it ha ha. I would just run with what you have for now and see if you stick with it. There’s plenty of helpful tutorial videos on YouTube that will help you get out of auto mode and show you how to get the best out of your camera. Enjoy
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Should check out sires like Wex for used lens. It's an expensive hobby so every bit counts.
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Old 26-04-2019, 09:22 AM   #16
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Should check out sires like Wex for used lens. It's an expensive hobby so every bit counts.
Thanks. Just picked up the tripod from there. Was half price of new but still £80
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Does the camera have remote operation?

A cable shutter release is very useful if the tripod is not heavy weight. No camera shake when taking picture especially if you experiment with slow shutter speeds or open shutter exposures.
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Does the camera have remote operation?

A cable shutter release is very useful if the tripod is not heavy weight. No camera shake when taking picture especially if you experiment with slow shutter speeds or open shutter exposures.
Ive just found out it has remote operation via a Nikon app for my iphone. It links over wifi and you can view on your phone screen via the camera viewfinder. I’ll be honest, im blown away by that…. I expected id need a wired remote or something. Its going to be perfect for seeting camera up in garden on a tripod, aimed at a baited birdfeeder and I can sit inside ready and waiting with a brew.
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Ive just found out it has remote operation via a Nikon app for my iphone. It links over wifi and you can view on your phone screen via the camera viewfinder. I’ll be honest, im blown away by that…. I expected id need a wired remote or something. Its going to be perfect for seeting camera up in garden on a tripod, aimed at a baited birdfeeder and I can sit inside ready and waiting with a brew.

Enjoy - opens up a whole new world
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Sigma 150-500, on a DX format is an equivalent of ~ 240-800, it is a little soft at 500, put pull it back to 400-450 and its pretty good - it is a bit of a monster though and has 2 forms of vr, full and to allow panning. I got mine off Ebay to go with my D300 and they're both still in sterling use.
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