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It's this Panasonic here. It was ok-ish outdoors in bright light but omg it failed indoors. The flash would wash everything out, and of course grain all over the place without flash.
I've yet to come across a camera with a good built-in flash. Even DSLR flashes love to wash everything out

And ouch, a bit too big for me. Like the camera as a P&S, but I need something a bit more compact. As much as I'd love to, I can't bring my DSLR with me everywhere!
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I wish I could use my dad's external flash from his old film SLR but its a Pentax and that obviously won't fit my Canon.
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I wish I could use my dad's external flash from his old film SLR but its a Pentax and that obviously won't fit my Canon.
If you're interested, the flash I use performs really well. I'm still a flash noob compared to many people on here, but it fits my needs very well. E-TTL, performs wonderfully, and it only costs $80.

EDIT: And it's the Yongnuo YN-468. That bit of info may be important too
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Yeah, I'll look into it man. Flash isn't really high on the priority list. I think the highest right now is a macro lens, as I quickly found the limit of the kit lens and would like more. Second will be seeing if the 55-250mm telephoto is up to the task at the race track and if its not, replacing it with something that is.

I'm hoping that it'll be good enough for the time being.
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the 55-200 is perfectly fine with track. generally you dont shoot at anything brighter than f11 on sunny days when doing motorsports.
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Can't go wrong with "... for Dummies" as a brief intro.

Can't beat hands on experience. Enjoy. DSLR's are a world apart from point-and-shoots
I second both of these.
And google.
There is more free info on the internet about photography then any book.

As a starting point though I would play around in Auto or Program mode for a week or two to get familiar with the camera and lens... then start playing in Tv (shutter priority) and Av (aperture priority). Once you get comfortable with Apteture and Shutter, play around with ISO. Those are the three basic in camera functions a photographer uses (there is other stuff, but those three are used to determine proper exposure with your ambient light).

Once you learn those basic elements the fun really begins... subject matter and lighting!

Good luck, have fun, drink milk, and drive carefully.
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the 55-200 is perfectly fine with track. generally you dont shoot at anything brighter than f11 on sunny days when doing motorsports.
It'll be at night the majority of the time though. Granted the track is lit up better than say, a football stadium. When you're driving it pretty much is as bright as daytime, but I'm not sure if the same would hold true for taking pictures.
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It'll be at night the majority of the time though. Granted the track is lit up better than say, a football stadium. When you're driving it pretty much is as bright as daytime, but I'm not sure if the same would hold true for taking pictures.
If your worry is light and not reach, you might have to spend a bit more then if it turns out the 55-250mm isn't fast enough for you. If you need a faster lens, the next cheapest choice is the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, or the 70-200 f/4L IS USM if you want IS.

My opinion? Jack up that ISO to 800 if you need so. It could probably handle ISO1600 even. The noise management on the T2i is superb, esp once you consider how crowded that sensor really is.
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If your worry is light and not reach, you might have to spend a bit more then if it turns out the 55-250mm isn't fast enough for you. If you need a faster lens, the next cheapest choice is the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, or the 70-200 f/4L IS USM if you want IS.

My opinion? Jack up that ISO to 800 if you need so. It could probably handle ISO1600 even. The noise management on the T2i is superb, esp once you consider how crowded that sensor really is.
Yeah I know I'll have enough reach for sure. I'll be at Irwindale Speedway most of the time and its only 1/2 mile around. The test run will be at the end of this month and I'll be sure to let anyone interested know how it went.
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Yeah I know I'll have enough reach for sure. I'll be at Irwindale Speedway most of the time and its only 1/2 mile around. The test run will be at the end of this month and I'll be sure to let anyone interested know how it went.
Definitely am!
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