Ya, I know I said I want to do indoor sports and the like, however my kids are still young and I am looking to grow into the camera, so I am looking at the following
50 - 70% of my shots will be family pictures indoor and outdoor quite static pictures not a lot of motion where I could probably control distance to the object.
30-50% of the shots will be kids activities plays, dance recitals sports etc indoor and outdoor and since the kiddies are young i.e under 10 they don't exactly move too fast yetI ( but I guess fast enough to keep me on my toes and run me ragged
and these would be places where I could/would be at distances up to and over 50 metres away with low light.
I've been playing with the 18-55kit lens on the Canon 350/XT that I have and don't think I really need IS on it at these lengths
I am more concerned about low light areas of gymnasiums and auditoriums, from what i read that is where the IS/VR would help the most to help compensate for low light.
I am tempted to return the XT and get a D40 or D40x and get the 55-200 VR,
so my choices are as follows
stay with canon xt/xti wwith kit lens and get the 50mm f/1.8 prime and a 75-300 mm non IS zoom, their zoom lenses are just waaaay to expensive for me, the nikon seem more reasonable, i.e. pay a fraction more for vr rather than 2 to 3 times the cost for canon
get the nikon d40 or d40x with kit lens and get the 55-200 dx w/ VR
get the oly510 with 2 lenses
since the d40/x and the oly have 3 pt focus ponits, how does that affect the AF? is it slower than the canon?
that link was quite helpful, very nice shot of the kite surfer
this is killin me :0
again, thanks for the adviice