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Old Feb 10, 2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Is the Dslr , good in low light conditions?

I want the lx3 but my husband wants the 450D

It comes with the standard lens kit, require camera for pics in low light and children and puppy's
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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The 450D will be better then the lx3 in low light by allot. But it is a older camera, and does not shoot pass 1600iso. The 500D or 550D will shoot well upto 3200iso and acceptable at 6400iso with a little NR work in PP.
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PS the kit lens will have more zoom range the the lx3, the canon kit lens it equal to 3.5x the lx3 is 2.5x
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 11:22 PM   #4
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Thanks shoturtle, the 450 is 2nd hand all my budget allows, how can you tell if the 450D is okay to buy 2nd hand, are there things to look out for
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It is hard to tell really, as there is no shutter counter on the XXXd camera's. The only thing you really can do is bring a SD card with you and test it out. Then check out the photo at home to see if there is any problems. When testing it out, go to all the modes to and settings.
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Okey dokey, I have my 450D, feel so camera stupid its like higher grade to me , so I shall go the automatic route solong!

Question, I am not happy with the basic 18mm - 55mm is lense, looking for another beginner lense for more zoom,

Also what is the following lense 50mm f/1.8 good for?

I know canon has a is lense that goes up to 250mm is that any good
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The 55-250 is a good complimentary lens to the 18-55, the 2 lenses make a very good combo.

The 50 1.8 is a good little lens, gives you allot of dof to work with. And it is cheap
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Thanks, which lense would you recommend for me to get first
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It depends, do you shoot more outdoor stuff or at home stuff. If out doors the 55-250 if at home the 50 1.8
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IMHO you will not get the best out of this camera in auto mode. Try P mode or one of the other set modes then try to move on to using aperture (AV) and shutter modes (TV). Take lots of pictures its the oly way to learn. Good Luck
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