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Old Jul 11, 2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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What is the benefits of buying an SLR digital with changeable zoom lenses versus buying a camera with a 10-12X optical zoom lense. Leaving price aside, is the quality better with using the changeable lenses. I want the best camera for taking sport shots (soccer mostly). I currently own a film Canon Rebel EOS with a 70-300 lense. I want to get away from the film type. I am considering either a Digital SonyDCS-H1 or Canon S2-IS for large optical zoom, or a Canon Digital Rebel that uses interchangeable lenses.
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 11:29 AM   #2
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An SLR gives more flexibility than a fixed lens. The lenses are better quality as long as you don't buy budget lenses. The SLRs have larger sensors giving less noise and higher ISO ratings.
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Old Jul 11, 2005, 2:54 PM   #3
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Concur with the writer that you need to buy good quality lens.
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Old Jul 21, 2005, 5:00 PM   #4
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If you are already happy with the lense on your non digital slr, I would think it makes a lot of sense to spring for the Rebel XT, or 20D if the budget allows it.

I will be buying a DSLR myself, just not sure which one (I don't have any equipment to start with, so I have full flexibility)
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Leaving price aside, is the quality better with using the changeable lenses.
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The answer certainly is yes. And when taking price into consideration, you can still get very good images from the inexpensive lenses such as those from Tamron and Sigma. Just remember that expectations must be kept on a reasonable level, and a $250 Sigma will not be as good as a $500 proprietary lens.
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I want the best camera for taking sport shots (soccer mostly). I currently own a film Canon Rebel EOS with a 70-300 lense. I want to get away from the film type. I am considering either a Digital SonyDCS-H1 or Canon S2-IS for large optical zoom, or a Canon Digital Rebel that uses interchangeable lenses.
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Lens quality is indeed important, but what is also important in your case is the ability to shoot at shutter speeds high enough to capture very quick action. A fixed-lens will do fine in the middle of a bright day, but a dslr will give you much greater flexibility when the light starts to get low.
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