Need help pairing a dslr with a lens

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  1. flmomx5

    flmomx5 TPF Noob!

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    I've read reviews that the Canon T1i performs poorly in low light, but I also read that the 85mm f/1.8 was a great lens for low light. If I pair them together, should I get decent pics??
     
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    Well I'm not completely familiar with the T1i, but I think the lowlight performance it references is probably the ISO quality. If you use a faster lens like a 1.8, then you do get to take advantage of a lower ISO at similar shutter speeds, which will ultimately give you a higher quality image.

    Also at 1.8 the auto-focus should perform a little better in low light as well.
     
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    matfoster TPF Noob!

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    performs poorly - compared to what?
    get decents pics - compared to what?

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    85mm 1.8 i'm sure with give you optimal results compared to a slower, inferior lens.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Compared to Canon's flagship 1D line, yes the T1i sucks. Can you afford a $5000 1D MkIV?

    Compared to a $350 Canon Rebel XS the T1i is a stellar low light performer.

    If you want good ISO performance in the price range of the T1i, you should look at Nikon's D90:

    Compare cameras
     
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    Diamond Dave TPF Noob!

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    OH RLY? :lol:

    This thread sucks...compared to a good thread.

    OP, I don't think you'll see any appreciable difference in low-light image quality between the T1i and other cameras in its price range, or even below it, unless you're a pixel peeper.
     

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