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Old Oct 17, 2010, 10:18 PM   #11
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But the best thing for chasing kids indoors is a good external flash. And you can use the kit lens.
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 2:11 AM   #12
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Thanks for the help everyone.

I ended up getting the T2i. I found a pretty good deal for it online so I went ahead and jumped on it. I got the T2i with the 18-55mm, 75-300mm, and a Zeikos 3 filter kit for a total of $840.94 shipped. Can't wait to get it.
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the 75-300 is not a great lens, but ok for starting out. I would avoid using filters, they just degrade image quality.
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 1:22 PM   #14
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Not necessarily. I just happen to have a Zeikos UV filter mounted on my Canon FD 50mm. Here are some shots I just took. Can you tell which ones are with and which are w/o the filter? Answer to follow.
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All pairs had the filter on the first image and no filter on the second.
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 1:59 PM   #17
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I'm in the camp of filters have the potential to cause problems. Here are some links:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=33481535
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=35113297


Here's some test results showing some create LESS problems than others:
http://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article...d_summary.html

In the end, I suggest using filters only when needed: ND filters, CP filters, etc. The only time I would use a filter for "protection" would be in harsh shooting conditions.
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All pairs had the filter on the first image and no filter on the second.
See Why a resized photo is no use in showing camera quality
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What's your point, TCav? I can post the original image if you wish. I cropped the point I focused on since it's the sharpest.
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I think a 100% crop will how image quality better then a resize photo. It is really hard to see iq difference with a small resized photo.
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