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Old Jul 25, 2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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I have been reading quite a few reviews and have more questions now then before I started. I have also come to the conclusion that Steve's DigiCams Forums have the best advice around.

Well here is what I need or want a DSLR for. I take a lot of family shoots (Head and full), outdoor shoots (still) and a lot inside event shots of our Granddaughter on stages with many different type of lighting (usually at a distance of 30 + Feet). I mainly want a DSLR that will give be the best photo, I don't seem to have a big need for speed just a need for quality. also what lense should I get.

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Old Jul 25, 2005, 2:29 PM   #2
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Go for the Rebal XT. Superb Canon image quality.

For family photos, you will probably need something wide angle.

Go with the kit lens at first, then see what else you might need later.

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Old Jul 25, 2005, 3:43 PM   #3
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I've been using the Rebel XT for a couple of months and have had excellent results with it. For a walk around lens I use the Sigma 18-125mm. Pretty good for wide angle and snapshots around the house or backyard. For distance shots in my school gymnasium and while hiking, I use the Canon 70-200 F2.8 (sometimes with the Canon 1.4 extender). This combination is excellent.

If you want to see what theXT and Canon 70-200 with the 1.4 extender can do, check out this slide show I made of a warbler (bird)family.The shots were taken in low light (into a bush) anywhere from 1/40th to 1/100 of a second at F4.

Click on this link: http://www.ic23.com/warbler/warbler.htm

I have lots of other shots with both lenses if you would like to see them.

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Old Jul 25, 2005, 9:07 PM   #4
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i say go for the rebel xt as well.. it can do most of what my 20d can do for quite a bit less money..
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