The quick answer is yes, you will get good shots. The question is what sports do you plan to shoot and what exactly to you have in the way of gear to shoot with? If you are using the 18-200mm VR and expecting the Bigma, you will probably not get decent shots during low light sports action. Indoors, you can do okay with a flash or remote strobes when shooting sports that allow flash photography.there is a chance that i will be my high schools photographer next year. i want to know if will be able to make half decent sports images with my brand new d80?
You should be fine--The D80 is a great camerathere is a chance that i will be my high schools photographer next year. i want to know if will be able to make half decent sports images with my brand new d80?
I used to think it was all about the glass. Then someone on Fred Miranda posted two pix from the same day, same event, same vantage point, same lens. They were of a dog trial where the dogs slalom through gates. One was shot with a D70 and the other with a D2H. OMG, I would NEVER have believe a body could make that much difference. The image quality (especially focus) was noticeably better with the D2H. There is one in my future, less megapixels be damned.I agree...IMO glass makes more difference than camera...
That's awesome. It is great to meet people who share the love for the sport (and nikon photography to boot) When I was in high school, 2004 graduate of Central High School in St. Joseph, we used to come down to the RockBridge "Tournament of Champions". It used to be a very tough tournament, but due to some of the bigger KC and St. Louis tournaments I think the competition dropped off a little toward my last year. I remember being mad at my coach my senior year because we didn't go to Rockbridge and I would have been the first 4-time RockBridge champ, haha. I remember that seeming like a bigger deal to me back then, but doesnt seem like it anymore.i dunno if i said this, but i wrestle too