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02-01-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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lens question?

question my friends skateboard and i bmx and i just wanted to know what would be a great lens to capture action shots with? like if i wanted to capture every part of a trick i would need a lens with a fast enough shutter speed.... and the price isn't a big issue to me

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You seem to be just starting out, which is great (welcome aboard!), so I will keep the answer simple.

You don't need to worry about shutter speed much in sunny LA, so just make sure to get a camera with a good burst mode, so you can take lots of pictures sequentially. This includes the K20D, K-x, and K-7.

For lenses, usually you'll want to go with a wide angle to make sure you have the rider and all the tricks in frame, especially when you don't have time to look around through the viewfinder during fast-paced action. I would suggest the Pentax 10-17mm Fisheye zoom lens. At 10mm you get really wide fisheye shots for all different kinds of parks (also fun when grinding on rails), and at 17mm you zoom in enough to where usually just your friend will be in the picture, if you're about 2-4 feet away from him.

There are other wide lenses available, including non-fisheye ones, but for what you'll be using it for I think the 10-17 would be best. It would also make a great lens for videos if you have a K-x or K-7.
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bike? to capture action like this ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbennison/3265202077/

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QuoteOriginally posted by julia Quote
bike? to capture action like this ?

Huge one footed table! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

yea things like that .... nice shots btw

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