From: Rutger on
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> In article <pan.2007.03.07.15.53.05.559375(a)zianet.com>, ray
> <ray(a)zianet.com> wrote:
>
>> I should think the 'best' solution would be a film SLR with high speed
>> film. I don't think the practical ISO ranges available on DSLRs yet match
>> what is available with film.
>
> digital is *much* better than film at high iso.

That is *very much* dependand by brand.

Rutger


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From: Floyd L. Davidson on
ray <ray(a)zianet.com> wrote:
>On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 04:03:00 -0800, ipy2006 wrote:
>
>> I have to shoot action photos in low light conditions. What is the
>> best DSLR for this purpose?
>> Thanks,
>> Yip
>
>I should think the 'best' solution would be a film SLR with high speed
>film. I don't think the practical ISO ranges available on DSLRs yet match
>what is available with film.

Digital is significantly better at higher ISOs.

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From: Floyd L. Davidson on
"ipy2006" <ipyasaswi(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>I have to shoot action photos in low light conditions. What is the
>best DSLR for this purpose?

Either Canon or Nikon will do fine, as well as perhaps others.

The camera itself isn't really that important, compared to lense
selection. (I use Nikon equipment, so that is what I'll discuss
specifically, but the basic selection process would be the same
for any brand of camera.)

The trick is to figure out which lenses you actually *need*.
Consider that there are inexpensive 20mm f/2.8 plus 50 and 85mm
f/1.8 lenses; and there are 30mm, 50mm and 85mm f/1.4 lenses
which are not so inexpensive.

If your budget allows, the f/1.4 lenses are definitely better,
but if the budget is tight it might be necessary to select just
one of the f/1.8 lenses. (Note that for Nikon, the 50mm f/1.8 is
very good and very inexpensive.)

For a general purpose lense, Nikon has an 18-70mm zoom lense
that is wonderful, but far too slow for "low light conditions".

I would consider any of the low end Nikon DSLRs, with the
18-70mm zoom as a kit lense; then look on eBay to find the fast
fixed focal length lense that suits your style.

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From: ray on
On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 09:13:36 -0900, Floyd L. Davidson wrote:

> ray <ray(a)zianet.com> wrote:
>>On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 04:03:00 -0800, ipy2006 wrote:
>>
>>> I have to shoot action photos in low light conditions. What is the
>>> best DSLR for this purpose?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Yip
>>
>>I should think the 'best' solution would be a film SLR with high speed
>>film. I don't think the practical ISO ranges available on DSLRs yet match
>>what is available with film.
>
> Digital is significantly better at higher ISOs.

I see. I don't suppose you'd have a reference to a definitive analysis?

From: nospam on
In article <pan.2007.03.07.18.44.00.473793(a)zianet.com>, ray
<ray(a)zianet.com> wrote:

> >>I should think the 'best' solution would be a film SLR with high speed
> >>film. I don't think the practical ISO ranges available on DSLRs yet match
> >>what is available with film.
> >
> > Digital is significantly better at higher ISOs.
>
> I see. I don't suppose you'd have a reference to a definitive analysis?

<http://www.clarkvision.com/imagedetail/film.vs.digital.summary1.html>

basically, unless one is using fine grain film, pretty much any digital
slr is going to be better, especially at higher iso.