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need more speed??

bstimpson

Oswego, US
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bstimpson Registered since 05th Jun 2010
Sun 29-Jan-12 10:08 AM

I have a D80 now. im getting very frustrated with how slow it is. the shots per minute and recycle time are way to slow to capture portrait shots of kids.

I try to anticipate the kids facial expressions and time it so i hit the button just before the smile comes and 2 seconds later the shutter trips. i usually miss it. is it just me or something i am doing wrong or is the D80 just really slow to react?

I am aware of proper focus, fast prime 1.8 lens, and even using speedlights, none of that seems to be fast enough.

all of my lenses are FX so im thinking of a D700 and with a possible D800 introduction soon might help me get one for under $2000.

Otherwise I could look at the D7000 but would need at least a wide zoom dx which puts me close to the D700 price.

would these cameras help me shoot faster? I was using iso 200 today while shooting.
when i get proper focus and keep the button down to lock focus recompose and make the final push for shutter trip I want that thing to POP and capture the shot in fractions of the second not 1-2.5 seconds.

so i guess im talking about capture and process speed more so than FPS although more of that will be great also.

what say you?

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