A-SpecUA6 wrote in post #13988212
Noobie here and am looking forward to learning new things on this great-looking forum. First off, I want to step back off my car addiction and want to start a new hobby. Photography was always intriguing to me, ever since I took photo class in junior high. Just like modding cars, I'm sure this aint a cheap hobby, but I am willing to learn and be dedicated.
So anyway, I found this link right here: http://www.costco.com …&cat=87150&b=1&lang=en-US
and was wondering if it's a good deal or not. It seems like an awesome deal considering T2is alone are $650 and the extra 55-250mm lens is another $200. But I am still a noob to all this so was wondering if I should go for it or not. I do not have any dslr experience except for that "class" I took in junior high. lol This would be my first "actual" dslr camera, not counting the xsi I use time to time that belongs to my father.
I'm interested in taking nature, architecture, and car types of pictures.
Any help would be much appreciated.
First you have to be a member of Costco. I also am not a fan of used equipment although people seem OK with Canon refurbs. All in all if you want that camera, and those two lenses, its a good deal especially since it also includes a 8GB SD card, and a case worth around $50-$60. These are entry level lenses and don't adapt to filters or lens hoods, which may not ever be an issue for you. The image quality, considering the cost of these lenses is quite good and they may be the only ones you'll ever need for your purposes. The lenses focus a bit slow and are noisy. If you get the camera bug they will likely be replaced quickly, and will end up in that new case that comes with them. The camera body is a keeper. Speaking of the case, its great if you add accessories to the kit, but its a little large and bulky if your goal is just to carry around the body and two lenses.