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A note to those "in the gym" shooters wanting magazine cover shots of of Jenny or Johny scoring the winning basket. You need a better lens than the one supplied, and it will cost a LOT more.
Note these specs:
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
See the "5.6?" That's the biggest the lens will open when zoomed out (where you will be spending most of the time).
At ISO 800 that gives you perhaps a 1/30th to 1/60th of a second shutter speed...too slow to stop action. Double the ISO to 1600 and get 1/125th of a second, still too slow. Double it again to 3200 and maybe, maybe sometimes you might get a shot at 1/250th, but image quality from the high ISO will suffer.
Don't know what these numbers mean and don't want to take time to buy a book and learn this stuff? Wait five years and things will get better.
Can't wait that long and still not willing to take the time to learn the basics? Too bad, so sad.
For outdoor shots, the lenses will be just fine, but you'll never quite understand why they don't work indoors and the shots are "blurry."
acpress.com Not cute, but useful.
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I prefer Nikon because the zoom feels more natural. With Canon, if you screw the lens toward whatever picture you're taking (righty tighty) as if the lens were a screw and you were driving it into the picture, it zooms out. With the Nikon, this is exactly the opposite, turning the lens right zooms in. However, with Nikon the way you attach and detach lenses is exactly opposite of what you'd think, right to loosen etc. That the zoom motion feels more natural is more important to me than how you attach/detach lenses. And that's why I prefer Nikon.
Bouts of Consternation:
8/17/11; 9/14/11; 10/12/11; 11/09/11, 12/06/11; 4/26/12
And right now.
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I think this is an earlier model...
I Bet on Sky