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Canon xti low lighting

\015 The gym in my sons school has very low light what settings should my canon rebel xti be on and what would the proper lens to use.\015

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In low light you need a high ISO setting, probably 1600.
\015\012You also could do with a lens with a low F number to let in lots of light. You can get a fixed focal length F1.8 cheap but might find the lack of zoom a problem.
\015\012A decent zoom with a low F number is going to be expensive.
\015\012The EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS for instance has a list price of around £800 / $1200 !!
\015\012You can get a non-Canon one which would be more affordable and you also won't need the IS at short focal lengths (although it always helps). Have a look at Sigma and Tamron in the F2.8 to F4.0 range but check the online reviews to make sure they are of reasonable quality.
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