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Which body and lens?

cny3123

San Mateo, US
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cny3123 Registered since 21st Nov 2005
Thu 23-Mar-06 03:02 AM

Hi,I was showing my camera, a D50, to a friend, and he decided that when taking pictures of his RC cars, that a digital SLR would be perfect. The cars apparently move quite quickly around, and so he is considering buying the D50 because a little P/S isn't cutting it, however the question that I find to be confusing is whether there is a decent telephoto lens out to 200mm at least with AF-S out there other than the 55-200, because from what I've heard, is not a true AF-S lens and is not quite as fast focusing. So, though I love my Nikon gear quite dearly, I am wondering whether he might be better off buying a Canon Rebel XT..? I am unsure because canon seems to have quite a formidable line of USM lenses, which I am guessing is their version of AF-S? So, though this is a Nikon Forum, I am wondering whether he would be happier going with Canon instead. I am sure that many of you looked at and considered the Rebel XT before deciding upon your D50, unless you upgraded from Nikon film like I did. However, any lens recomendations must be fairly cheap because he has a restricted budget, like all high school students. And thus, is willing to spend around $800 or so.
Once again, I'm sorry if you are offended about me asking about Canon on a Nikon forum, but this has been one of the most helpful forums I have ever been able to find, and also the only one that I am able to ask questions for. Thanks again,
Chris

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