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    Due to the overwhelming amount of information out there that I'm unable to process, I thought it best to come here and ask for advice on my specific needs. I'm looking for a camera that can cope with moving bodies in poor lighting conditions. I have a budget of around 300 - 400 and I don't need the very latest toy, just something that is brilliant compared to what I've been using. I've had a series of digital, compact cameras that give me some interesting and arty shots but rarely the clarity I desire. Although I'm capable of reading and understanding a manual, I'm more of a point and press kind of photographer so please keep it simple, people

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    hi to be honest you will need a DSLR to get the results you are after and a fast lens to go with it and that alone will break your budget you could look at the second hand market but to be really honest i think you need to re think your budget

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    Hi and welcome.

    Wave is quite right. Shooting good details in poor light takes some serious money. However, when my brother's friend wanted to shoot something in a small hall. I suggested they just bought some cheap 500 watt lights and light the place up so they could use their standard cameras and lenses..

    They used something like this http://www.oceanlighting.co.uk/secur...ing%20ads#9618

    Cheers!

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    Thanks chaps. I think I will up my budget on this one as the suggestion of bright lights at an Argentine tango event will go down like a lead balloon and I will lose all credibility What then are the basic equipment requirements and what sort of budget am I starting at? Throw me some model suggestions.

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    how far away are you is the next question
    camera suggestions i would like at a 650d it will do want you want and i would look at a 70 -200L f2.8is lens if the budget is tight look at sigmas 70-200os f2.8

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    That almost sounded like a foreign language, Wave. I get that I need different lenses for different distances (closest being about 10' away from subject. That's the ideal) but I don't know what you mean by "at a 650d". If I'm going the whole hog should I not get 2 lenses and hang the budget? I can actually afford to do so but have been reluctant as I'm not very, very serious about it. Yet.

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    I will look at that Wave. Thanks

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