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I just purchased a Canon Rebel T1i body along with a Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 lens, should arrive by monday. Weather permitting I'll learn its ins and outs at a car show tuesday evening.

I looked at lots of rebels, and I almost went for the XTI, but the T1i had more features i wanted to boot.

Huge step up from the SD1100is I have now, but the SD1100is isn't retired yet, it's just going to be the beater camera now.

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http://www.kwikpiks....IMG_8758[1].JPG

As much as I wanted that XTi, the T1i was the best choice for me. That picture isn't even close to the highest quality the camera can crank out, I just don't have a big enough memory card to go all out just yet.

That picture is ISO800, 1/13 at f/2.8 in manual focus, neutral filter, and it's the smallest image size. I could easily shoot it in RAW at ISO 6400 at 15mp.

Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 lens was the best choice as well.

The XTi is a great camera, but if you're looking for a little bit more, the T1i and T2i are amazing.

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Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 lens was the best choice as well.


You're happy with 28mm? I used a 28-90mm lens for a while on my XS, but it never really felt wide enough. I got fed up with it a month ago and replaced it with an 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 optically stabilized Sigma, and the difference is incredible.

If the f/2.8 aperture is what you're after, Sigma sells a nice optically stabilized 18-50mm f/2.8 (that I almost bought) for about $190 street.

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Actually I'm fairly content with the 28mm. I'll definitely say there are times when it is annoying (crowded car shows for example).

In all though, I'm sure in the future I'll shot for a wider lens, as well as a zoom lens, but for now, I'm actually really happy with what I have. I wish it had IS in it, but to be honest, I guess I don't really need it for now. It's definitely a really great feature to have, but for what I paid, it gets the job done.

I actually shoot anywhere from f/2.8 to f22, so the lens gives me the opportunity to.

I was at a car show last night, and was shooting some at f/22, because there was enough daylight to make up for it without blurry shots. It'll take some more tweaking and playing around, but I can't complain for a second, but I don't think I'll keep shooting at Large settings, Medium or Small generally, the largest pictures don't look really good until they get scaled down a little, but I am very picky about image quality.





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