A&P this a good deal? xti setup

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  1. spankaveli

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    XTI
    18-55mm lens
    75-300mm lens
    4gb CF card
    bag

    the guy's asking 600 shipped
     
  2. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    If thats the camera you want It seems alright. Lenses are going to eat you up though ($$$) because of the IS (if thats important to you)
     
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    Skip it. Buy the body only brand new and buy my 28-135 IS lens for 300 dollars .
     
  4. spankaveli

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    you mean for extra lenses? it comes with those two :o

    admittedly i know fuckall about dslrs but i want to get a decent starter to play around with :hs:
     
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    why :o
     
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    well you can prob buy the body onl for around the same price. Those lenses are nothing but paper weights.
     
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    If you haven't ever played around with a DSLR, heres why I'd say no-go on the Canon. It has the IS in the lenses, isntead of the body. Nikon is the same way. This makes the lenses with IS very expensive.

    The Pentax K100D is a a great price. The Olympus E-510 is also very well priced for the package. I personally use an E-510 and I love it. The 2 kit lenses are alright and theres a very well priced Olympus macro lens. Sony also has the IS in the body.
     
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    You feel the same way knowing the shots that would be taken will be from an amateurish at best standpoint? I'm not doing anything even near semi-professional so I'd hate to spend money on a lens that I won't be nearing the capacity of.
     
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    Then IMO you'll definitely want IS.
     
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    so those two lenses don't have IS in them and since the XTi IS is in the lens then there'll be no IS? :o
     
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    Correct. Canon and Nikon sell lenses with and without the IS. Sony, Pentax, Olympus have the IS in the body.
     
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    i dont understand this logic. he will be limited in lens selection, and if he ever wants to play with the big boys he will have to reinvest in a whole new system.
     
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    How is Sony, Olympus, and Pentax not "big boys"?

    He's never even owned a DSLR, so who's to say he's going to go deep enough into the hobby to enjoy his L glass?

    He's only going to be using 1-3 lenses for his first year realistically.
     
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    why not recommend for him the XT body only and 35 f/2?

    plenty good enough, IS isnt mandatory. plus he has access to canon's whole lens line up when he gets addicted enough.
     
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    So Canon or bust? IS isn't mandatory but it's a very nice feature for an amateur to have in his first camera.

    Shit, I forgot I was on OT!
     
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    i prefer canon, but i'd recommend canon or nikon.

    i wouldn't want to invest any money into a dslr system unless it was one of those companies.
     
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    Why?
     
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    their lens selection is horrible, that's why
     
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    I totally understand what you're saying. Thankyou for enlightening me.
     
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    Please describe in more detail I really don't understand this arguement. What lenses will he need from the Canon/Nikon camp he cannot get in the others?
     
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    Yes, great starter lens.
     
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    the argument isn't about startup, it's about growing into your setup.

    either way XT body only = $400

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    = $230

    that'll get him started in the right direction
     

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