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Just... not the 75-300, it is trash. 70-300 is infinitely better. Just to clear that up.

Yes don't make that mistake. The 75-300 is really bad.
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Hmmm, well I am going to be taking pictures of people and my family as well, as well as some sports like basketball and soccer. Does this mean I should still get the wide angle?

And I'm happy to hear the 70-300 is good! I'll make sure I don't get the 75-300...
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T2i body off of ebay BNIB for around $500, 50mm f1.8 for $100, kit lens for $80 on ebay, and a 55-250mm ($150-$200ish) for basic zoom and it sounds like you've got almost ever focal length covered for well under $1000, room for accessories! smile.gif also, it's a great body biggrin.gif

+1 this for me. As a T2i user with kit lens, I prefer the 55-250 with is than the 70-300mm without is and really craving for the 50mm.
    
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Hmmm, well I am going to be taking pictures of people and my family as well, as well as some sports like basketball and soccer. Does this mean I should still get the wide angle?
And I'm happy to hear the 70-300 is good! I'll make sure I don't get the 75-300...

If you're shooting people, especially groups, you're likely going to need something wide.

The 70-300 will be alright for outdoor sports during daylight, but if you're talking about basketball in a gym, the 70-300 is too slow. You probably won't be happy with the results.
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If you're shooting people, especially groups, you're likely going to need something wide.
The 70-300 will be alright for outdoor sports during daylight, but if you're talking about basketball in a gym, the 70-300 is too slow. You probably won't be happy with the results.

hmmm, is there a fairly inexpensive lens that's good for basketball shooting in a gym?

Also, what is wrong with the 75-300. It has a solid 4 star review on amazon, and the 70-300 only has half of a star more... please elaborate on this....
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http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-75-300mm-f-4-5.6-III-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

vs.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

You can tell a lot, first off, by the price discrepancy. The 75-300 is trash, do not buy it unless it is absolutely the only thing you can afford.
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http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-75-300mm-f-4-5.6-III-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
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http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
You can tell a lot, first off, by the price discrepancy. The 75-300 is trash, do not buy it unless it is absolutely the only thing you can afford.

That and you have to take into account selection bias. Being blunt, the people who buy 75-300s can't afford better or even necessarily know better, hence the high ratings. It's just as how Dell probably has high ratings on their desktops in Best Buy and whatnot, even if it's blatantly obvious to the OCN community that custom built are usually cheaper and more powerful.
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Wait, the 75-300 doesn't even have IS. That's all you had to tell me, biggrin.gif lol No IS, no way...

Ok, would there be any huge differences if I bought, let's say, a 7D, instead of a T2I?
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Image quality is the same between the two. However, the 7D is much more robust and has a ton more features. Its autofocus system puts the Rebel line to shame when it comes to moving subjects. If you aren't going to shoot any sports, birds in flight, or other fast moving things you probably wouldn't notice a huge difference other than the 7D has a much more user friendly control layout.
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