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      11-25-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Question Canon T3i Good deal???

Good deal???
T3i + 18-55mm + 75-300mm + 55-200mm + 8GB SDHC Card + Backpack + UV Filter = $1,100.00????
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z3DWMK/..._p43oC.17DJ8TH
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      11-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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I dunno. That 75-300mm is crap. The T3i + 18-55mm + 55-250mm should be worth around $800 or so. I would just go with that. The rest of the bundle is crap.
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      11-25-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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Seems a bit much, a use 7D with low shutter can be had for not much more.
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      11-26-2011, 12:14 AM   #4
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Let me repeat for emphasis, that 75-300 is crap. The 18-55 kit lens is ok, but money is better spent elsewhere. The 55-250 isn't bad, but for the total price, you'd be better off getting a 60D and a good 50mm f1.4 and grab other glass later on. B&H has the 60D with the 18-135mm new for just under $1100. That would be a better deal.
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Too much for the not so great lenses. The camera is nice though I have one
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What 18-55 is it, there's lots of those now, with and without IS and I and II.
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I ended up changing it to:
EF-S 18-135mm IS f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens
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EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens

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      11-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #8
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Hmm... would I have been better off paying an additional $250 for the 60d?
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Maybe. Might have been better to skip the 55-250 and put the funds toward the 60D. A good part of that focal range is already covered by the 18-135.
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Maybe. Might have been better to skip the 55-250 and put the funds toward the 60D. A good part of that focal range is already covered by the 18-135.
It was $49...
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Wow, they're really giving them away these days. For that short change, you might as well keep it. It really isn't a bad lens. I've taken quite a few keepers with mine.
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60D is a nice option if you're going to be in more sports type situations.... it processes pictures marginally quicker as well as a faster shutter speed. The horizontal level is a nice feature, but one i've only used on my 7D just playing around, never seriously.

I believe the 60D may also have a better auto-focus? maybe i'm wrong, been a while since i've looked.

skip the 18-55 for sure, they lack in a lot of ways, the 75-300 is a nice shooter from about 100-200mm, but anything outside that, there's a lot of separation and drop in quality.

good luck with your shopping.
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