I have a friend asking my advice on which camera to get. This will be a first DSLR for them but it sounds like he may have some film experience. Without getting as much info as I would have liked, I wrote a five page discussion for them about the differences between types of cameras and what cameras and lenses can do. At the very end of the letter, I recommended the T2i with the caveat that I really needed more info from them. She did say they wanted to use it for sports, kids, portraits, etc.
Here's the kicker - they got backed to me and decided on the T2i but later said that they couldn't find any and that they were going to go with the T1i instead because they are taking a trip to Yellowstone this weekend and had to hurry.
I replied back, recommending that they consider the 50D instead of the T1i, or perhaps renting a camera/lens for the trip and waiting until a T2i is available.
Is this good advice? I've never used a t1i or a t2i or a 50D. Thought I would get some info here quick as I'm sure they are running around like chickens with their heads cut off right now.
They also asked me what telephoto lens I recommended. This is like asking what car to buy. For the sake of brevity, I said the 70-200 f/4 was a great buy, but if I were headed to Yellowstone, I'd bring a wide-angle.