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Thread started 19 Oct 2013 (Saturday) 20:02
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T3i or SL1 w/300mm kit?

 
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Oct 19, 2013 20:02 |  #1

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EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Lens Kit
Includes Free Canon Rebel Gadget Bag Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh) Total Value $52.94
18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
B&H # CAEDRT3IKK In Stock
Price: $949.00

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EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lens Kit
Includes Free Canon Rebel Gadget Bag Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh) Total Value $52.94
18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
EF-S 18-55mm & EF 75-300mm Lenses
B&H # CAEDRT3IKK3 In Stock
Price: $849.00

why is the 250mm $100 more?

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EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses
Includes Free Canon Rebel Gadget Bag SanDisk 16GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card Total Value $55.98
18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens
B&H # CAEDRSL1K1 Mfr # 8575B003KIT In Stock
You Pay: $799.00

Looks same as T3i for $50 less.
I am not shooting the royals, nor print posters, so price point is $500-$1000 with a nice zoom lens, which these are.
I've chosen Canon over Nikon; Pentax, Sony dont seem to me will last long in the SLR market.




  
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Oct 19, 2013 20:06 |  #2

The 75-300 is not known as a good lens. No image stabilization and the optics are not of a great quality, images tend to be soft and the color is not as good. The 55-250 is optically much better, and the lens has image stabilization.


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Oct 19, 2013 20:15 as a reply to  @ Keyan's post |  #3

Option #1 is 769 at Amazon. Those prices seem pretty high that you have.
http://www.amazon.com …r=8-13&keywords=t3i+canon (external link)

Option#2 is 709 at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com …field-keywords=t3i+canon+ (external link)

Option #3 is 699 at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/​dp/B00DGCJHX0?psc=1 (external link)


You can probably find better prices elsewhere. That was a quick search I did.

Agree the 300mm isn't as good as the 250mm is.


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Oct 19, 2013 20:18 as a reply to  @ Keyan's post |  #4

I see. Well, that explains it. thanks.




  
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Oct 19, 2013 20:19 |  #5
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Keyan is dead-on target. The 75-300 is not well respected. Go for the 55-250 kit. I used to have the 70-300 IS USM. I sold it. I now have the 55-250. Of the two, the 55-250 is the better lens. It gives up 50mm of reach, but it is sharper, cheaper and lighter than the 70-300 (non-L) version.


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Oct 19, 2013 20:24 |  #6

Forget both of those lenses and buy body only t3i for $459 at b&h and add a tamron 70-300vc to your list.


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Oct 19, 2013 20:27 |  #7

bencodymike wrote in post #16383808 (external link)
You can probably find better prices elsewhere. That was a quick search I did.
Agree the 300mm isn't as good as the 250mm is.

could be. but I trust B&H; I've been buying there for years. I go in maybe twice a month... if just to look around, get candy, and use the men's room.




  
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Oct 19, 2013 20:29 as a reply to  @ Gomar's post |  #8

Will they price match?


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Oct 19, 2013 22:19 |  #9

Frodge wrote in post #16383830 (external link)
Forget both of those lenses and buy body only t3i for $459 at b&h and add a tamron 70-300vc to your list.

This is what I would do also. I really regret getting the 75-300 Canon with my T3.


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Oct 20, 2013 10:13 |  #10

Keyan wrote in post #16383791 (external link)
The 75-300 is not known as a good lens. No image stabilization and the optics are not of a great quality, images tend to be soft and the color is not as good. The 55-250 is optically much better, and the lens has image stabilization.

Word. That's why you see the 75-300 thrown in so many times as "deals". When you're shooting from 200mm-300mm, no IS can cause a problems. Rotating front element means filter issues.
The 55-250 or Tamron 70-300VC are much better lenses.


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Oct 20, 2013 10:24 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #11

I'd get the SL1 with the 18-55 & 55-250 kit. There is an instant rebate on it now.




  
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Oct 21, 2013 17:33 |  #12

bencodymike wrote in post #16383841 (external link)
Will they price match?

With what store?
J&R, Adorama, Best Buy?

For that price I wouldnt buy from Amazon, or online at all. It's local places I trust only.




  
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Oct 22, 2013 10:32 |  #13

Lucy Brown wrote in post #16384855 (external link)
I'd get the SL1 with the 18-55 & 55-250 kit. There is an instant rebate on it now.

I saw that kit at costco for 849.99. Still hope that price will drop... :)

http://www.costco.com …1&langId=-1&storeId=10301 (external link)




  
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Oct 22, 2013 14:26 |  #14

justamateur wrote in post #16390070 (external link)
I saw that kit at costco for 849.99. Still hope that price will drop... :)

http://www.costco.com …1&langId=-1&storeId=10301 (external link)

Doubt it will drop. It will go back up. I paid 750.00 for mine with just the one lens.




  
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Oct 22, 2013 16:34 |  #15

Is the 55-250 the newer STM lens? (external link)


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