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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:34 pm 
I am new in photography
I want to buy a new camera to take photos from a long distance ( around 1 km)
faces of the people must be very clear and easy to recognize

Can any body advice me which Camera model I should buy and what lenses i have to buy.

I don't care about the cost . I just need an excellent camera.

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:40 pm 
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I hate to imagine the application for this. You're probably best off getting some kind of telescope, and the camera is secondary to that. Do note at that distance, air quality will be a significant limiting factor anyway, and aiming will be a pain. A spy shop might be a better stop than a photography forum.

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:43 pm 
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A telescope? :wink:

A D800 http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/produ ... ional/d800 (or even a D7000) with a
600mm telephoto http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/produ ... f-s-nikkor

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:45 pm 
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:lol: Bob beat me to it re telescope.
There are actually T-ring adaptors to enable cameras to be mounted.

Also, IF you're doing this for some kind of covert business, you won't exactly be inobtrusive with a BIG set up.

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:44 pm 
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You might want to consider this lens.

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:37 am 
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i dont thing that its an easy task

but there r some solutions,, a costly 1

if u want the best,,
try either 5D Mark III ( or Nikon D800)
or Canon 1Dx or ( nikon D4 )

Those r really not for a newbie camera,, but i thing this is must for ur purpose, and u already said that the prize is not at all a problem to u!!!

consider canon EF 800 f5.6 L IS USM or nikon equivalent
also there r some rare,, used canon EF 1200mm f5.6 available ( will cost u equal to a small house-- again , rate is not a problem,, u said it ) but even @ 1200 on FF, its not going to be close enough, try a 2X tele converter ( may u loose AF )!! Still,, i doubt that 1 km ...........

1km?????
what is in ur mind?

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:37 pm 
Thank you all for your reply and advices


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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:51 pm 
I just want to mention that actually I need this camera to be used for panorama photos

Like on this site:


http://gigapan.com/galleries/6967/gigapans/61398
http://gigapan.com/galleries/6967/gigapans/47060

Do you recommend canon or nikon ?

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:15 pm 
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I don't think either is better or worse, in fact the majority of folk on here (regardless of their own equipment/preference) will tell you to hold & try out in store. You may find one more comfortable, or easier to use than the other.
Another thing is check out availability/price in your area, is there a service centre nearby, do you have friends/family using kit by a certain manufacturer.

Do as much research as poss beforehand & when you think you know which you're likely to purchase, pop back on here & ask if anyone can think of a better alternative. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
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As oldCarlos said, you should ignore that old debate. Neither system has a specific superiority that makes one better suited to what you're trying to achieve.

You're going to need a decent rig set up for the multiple photos required and you'll need a computer with a decent amount of poke to stitch them together.

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
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Ok, if you want to do a high resolution stitch, then that does become a bit easier to narrow down. I'd imaging it'll be easier to get as much as you can in a shot, and in that game, the obvious choice is the Nikon D800. Possibly a digital medium format back might make things easier again, if budget really isn't a big deal. The choice of optics will still be a difficult choice, as you will have to decide to balance the ultimate resolution against how many images you need to get that coverage.

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:15 pm 
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cujo wrote:
You might want to consider this lens.


nah, I would have considered This

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 Post subject: Re: new camera
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What about a superzoom camera? Theyre quite good these days and VERY affordable. 800mm isnt uncommon.
There's also a Samyang 800-1600mm telezoom for sale, and while it isnt very good, it's cheap at a few hundred bucks.

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