Just picked up a Canon XS and a 50mm 1.8 lens from amazon. I know some of you helped me with my D60 questions, but I actually sold that camera when I bought it. If I go Nikon, I don't want the "baby" Nikons since the non-S lenses won't focus. Ok so I have been messing around with my XS for the last couple days and I have come across some problems. With my 50mm 1.8, most pictures I want to take are going to be around that low aperture. To achieve this, I go into Av mode and select 1.8. The problem is, the camera sets the shutter speed and ISO, but sometimes the shutter is WAY TO SLOW. Is there any way to make the speed a minimum of 1/60? I don't plan on using a tripod for all my pictures since I want to take family snapshots around the holidays. Sometimes I am taking a picture of something and the camera adjusts the shutter to 1/5 or something slow like that. I know it is adjusting to a low light situation, but if the camera is at 1.8, I figure that would allow enough light in for the shutter to be a little faster. What I have been doing to compensate for this is shooting in Tv mode and setting my shutter myself and letting the camera do the aperture itself. This hasn't been much of a problem because the camera usually sets the aperture to 1.8 even though I'm in Tv, but I am just wondering if there is a fix for what I am looking for.