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Compact camera for sports photography?

User_Removed 6 1.0k United Kingdom
12 May 2015 6:10PM

Quote:Fair point but missing the point.

Your average amateur can't haul a 300 2.8 into the cheap seats, so they have to use a smaller unit that they can get past security with attracting attention. On the point of the phone, why would you want to print it at A3, it's a phone but the photos will on the news blog long before they arrive from the SLR.

Horses for courses.

Again it depends on what you want surely

I consider myself an amateur even though I shoot for magazines, and earn from my work, does that mean I want second best, no, as an amateur I DO and DO carry at least a 70-200mm f2.8, why should an amateur not if they can "afford it".

Ok some can not but still the poster has not said how much they can afford, a new compact can cost as much as a pre used DSLR and tele.............

Why would you want to "get past security", no mention of that anywhere
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 May 2015 8:21PM
Because most sporting venues won't let you in with a 70-200.
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
13 May 2015 12:31AM
Modern compacts have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, they will never match a DSLR but some are still pretty usable for sport.

I won a Stylus 1 in an EPZ comp last year and its pretty surprising what it can do as a compact, it has quite a respectable 28-300mm constant f2.8 max aperture and pretty nippy focusing, its not a bad all rounder as compacts go.
13 May 2015 1:26AM
I guess a chess competition may be shot with any camera Grin
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
13 May 2015 8:50PM
As with most things its more about the person than the kit.
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.3k 9 United Kingdom
13 May 2015 9:37PM
As Paul says, Stylus 1 pretty handy for this. F2.8 28 to 300 (600mm if digital *2 used).
Manual focus and exposure available.
Take a look the the F1 pics I shot at Slverstone.

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