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Old 2012-02-15, 05:16 PM
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another question, are you saying these lens will be fine as long as I increase the ISO on them?
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Old 2012-02-15, 05:52 PM
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all the cameras you mention are great and likely everything you would every want in a camera based on your comments. As other posters have mentioned low light and medium light situations are not great for zoom lenses and require compensation in other manners. I have had great results with 75 - 300 in morning and late evening situations but used tripods, even used it at night and you can get some great "artisitic" shots, some totally by fluke.
I personally use the XSI which is the previous version of the rebel line and cannot say enough of about the camera and has captured some great moments of my son since he was born (purpose of purchase), I can honestly say that I use the AUTO function about 75% of the time.
If you are really really serious I would, if the budget can handle it, get a proper flash (not the pop up), again I mostly use the pop up for convenience, but you can buy a diffuser for 10 bucks which softens the image.
I'm not sure what your goal is but if budget is an issue, get the camera, don't worry too much about the lenses, work with that and then upgrade, trade, purchase.
I have a great REBEL Canon for dummies book in PDF version that I would be willing to share just PM me.
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Old 2012-02-15, 05:56 PM
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so you're saying all telephoto lenses are not good with medium-low light?
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Old 2012-02-15, 09:59 PM
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The 50mm is a good portrait lens. Because its a F1.8 you can blur the background fairly nice. 1.8 will also let in a lot of light so in some cases it could be used indoors under low light however it's not wide enough in most indoor situations.

For everyday shooting you can use the kit lens 18-55mm or get the better quality 15-85mm 3.5-5.6

good luck. It's an expensive habit.

Even better is the f 1.4. They call this lens the "plastic fantastic" ( the 50mm ) but the f1.8 is cheaper than the 1.4
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Old 2012-02-15, 10:41 PM
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another question, are you saying these lens will be fine as long as I increase the ISO on them?
In low light situations you may need to bump the ISO but that will introduce more noise.

Again, the 55-250 will be your outdoor lens, the 18-55 will be your everyday shooting lens but seriously look at the "plastic fantastic" A friend of mine has a Canon and picked up that lens and loves it. I'm personally looking at the Nikkor 35mm 1.8 for $249.00 and the 16-85mm as my walk-around lens. I cannot afford a 2.8 zoom.
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Old 2012-02-15, 10:50 PM
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I have had great results with 75 - 300 in morning and late evening situations but used tripods, even used it at night and you can get some great "artisitic" shots, some totally by fluke.
Yeah, I was trying to use my 70-300 on my daughters soccer field under low light in the early evening and trying to freeze motion (manual mode -F5, 1/640) and the results were not great. They came out dark and grainy due to the high ISO. Early summer is better.
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Old 2012-02-16, 10:34 AM
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the f1.4 is a few hundred dollars more than the 1.8. is the 1.4 worth that extra money?

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Even better is the f 1.4. They call this lens the "plastic fantastic" ( the 50mm ) but the f1.8 is cheaper than the 1.4
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Old 2012-03-01, 12:59 PM
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I got my baby yesterday! I call her Digi. Today I'm probably going to get the 55-250mm telephoto lens. now I have to get an SDHC card and a bag.
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