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  1. Photogrook

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    Hello everyone -- I am new to the photography world. I am in the process of buying a camera and a lens. I will be taking inside sports photos such as basketball, volleyball, wrestling, etc and outside photos during daylight hours and at night ...

    I was told I needed this lens:
    Canon's 70~200mm f/2.8L lens .... I purchased it -- My question is this --

    That lens obviously cost me some good cash and I wanted to know if I could save some money when I buy the camera? Which cameras work with this lens and which one would you guys suggest? I am on a budget and I stretched it with the lens.

    Thanks so much! :D
     
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    Hang on. You bought that lens, BEFORE buying the camera? And yes, that lens will do will with indoor sports.
     
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    Check out the introduction forum to! Seeing as how your new. Welcome to the forum.

    So, you've bought this lens with out buying a camera first?

    All Canon DSLR's will work with this lens. IMO you should of bought the camera first. You made a good choice with the 2.8L lens. It's not what camera will work best with this lens as they all will work well it's how much you have left to spend on a camera.
     
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    yes, I bought the lens first .... I was told it was the lens that mattered most and I knew I would buy canon products .... If my budget for a camera is less than $500, which camera is best? less than $1,000?

    thanks a lot for helping me out -- I really appreciate it
     
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    The lens may matter most. But not if you can't use it. I would suggest an XSi or XTi on you budget or buy used.
     
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    +1 on the XTi or XSi. Get the XSi if you can afford it. BTW good choice on the lens. If you ever decide to upgrade to a full frame camera that lens can go with you.
     
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    Sorry to jump in on this and change subjects... Dave, how do you like your Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM? I'm looking to get something wider than my Canon 16-35 f2.8. If I get the Sigma will it be a true 10 mm? Sometimes I get a bit confused on the fact I'm shooting full-frame and which lenses are true to their size. I've looked at the Canons but can't justify the $$
     
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    It's a great lens. I bought it for my vacation last June in Az and Ut and shot over 800 shots with it there. Very sharp and great value for the price.
     
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    thanks for all of your help ... I really appreciate it
     
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    For the under 1000 price range you could definately get a 40D.
     
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    I would suggest a used 40D also, or the xsi not the xti, the xsi has the digic III and a better cmos sensor. Lower noise and better feel. Thats what I read in all the mags anyways. grats on the lens, been drooling over that one for a while now.
     
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    XSi XSi XSi!!! I love it
     

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