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What would you buy if you had $850 to spend?

 
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Jun 16, 2009 09:39 |  #1

A. Canon 30D new for $599

http://www.amazon.com …=470938631&pf_r​d_i=507846 (external link)

And spend $250 on a decent lens...not sure which one to buy. Need an all around good lens.

B. Canon XSi/450D kit with the following lenses:

http://www.costco.com …partial&Nty=1&t​opnav=&s=1 (external link)

/ EF-S 18-55mm IS / 55-250mm IS

$850 Good Deal considering you get two lenses.

C. http://www.amazon.com …ics&qid=1245163​090&sr=8-1 (external link)

$850

All the cameras above take good pictures. And I know of the advantage/disadvantage​s of each one. However, what I am unsure of is even though the 30d is built better is it now considered old technology. Is it at the end of it's life cycle?


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Jun 16, 2009 09:50 |  #3

rsboag wrote in post #8119325 (external link)
/ EF-S 18-55mm IS / 55-250mm IS

Its not the IS lens it just says 18-55mm in the add I belive this is the kit lens


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Jun 16, 2009 09:52 |  #4

sas8888 wrote in post #8119385 (external link)
Its not the IS lens it just says 18-55mm in the add I belive this is the kit lens

They are IS lenses here is another link:

http://www.costco.com …partial&Nty=1&t​opnav=&s=1 (external link)

I went to costco to confirm this.


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Jun 16, 2009 09:54 |  #5

PhotoMeNicely wrote in post #8119378 (external link)
there are EF lenses that are under USD $850 right? :)

I dont need a USM lens at this point in time. Just a good lens for around $250 that will work well with the 30d


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Jun 16, 2009 09:54 |  #6

You could do a new 30D and a refurbed 18-55/55-250 from Adorama for $919. I dont know if swinging the extra $69 would be a big deal for you are not.

The 30D is still a very capable body. I would take an xxD body over the Rebel series any day of the week.


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Jun 16, 2009 10:13 |  #7

If money is tight I would buy camera/lenses, used, to stretch what dollars you have.


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Jun 16, 2009 10:14 as a reply to  @ LeeSC's post |  #8

You might also want to consider a used body. They seem to be going in the $450 range which would allow you to pick up your lenses and still come in under budget. I rarely buy bodies or lenses new, either used or refurbs. Buying new is overrated:D!


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Jun 16, 2009 10:18 |  #9

bohdank wrote in post #8119499 (external link)
If money is tight I would buy camera/lenses, used, to stretch what dollars you have.

Quit reading my mind;)


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Jun 16, 2009 10:36 |  #10

LeeSC wrote in post #8119502 (external link)
You might also want to consider a used body. They seem to be going in the $450 range which would allow you to pick up your lenses and still come in under budget. I rarely buy bodies or lenses new, either used or refurbs. Buying new is overrated:D!

Was thinking used but I am weary when it come to these two words being combined:

electronics + used

I dont really know what to look for when buying used and I am somewhat uncomfortable about spending 400 on something that could break after 10 shots and I have no warranty.


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Jun 16, 2009 10:38 |  #11

It is pretty hard to beat the XSI 18-55 IS/55-250IS kit for quality/price, especially if you only want to buy new.


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Jun 16, 2009 10:39 as a reply to  @ LeeSC's post |  #12

the above responses are right, go used or refurb. I'm a new convert to this way of thinking.Dave


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Jun 16, 2009 10:52 |  #13

The Nikon D5000 looks pretty neat...just sayin'


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Jun 16, 2009 11:04 |  #14

rsboag wrote in post #8119620 (external link)
Was thinking used but I am weary when it come to these two words being combined:

electronics + used

I dont really know what to look for when buying used and I am somewhat uncomfortable about spending 400 on something that could break after 10 shots and I have no warranty.

that is a chance you take buying used. Almost all my gear besides flashes/ computers were bought used (computers were refurbs). After you start adding the savings up it is pretty significant.

Contact your insurance company. Many times, you can get a "personal article policy" through them that covers theft, damage and breakage for a minimal cost. This is a good idea even if you decide to buy new.


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Jun 16, 2009 11:30 |  #15

I have bought used on this board and fredmiranda, with no issues at all. I have found people to be very honest and accomodating.

30D on fredmiranda: http://www.fredmiranda​.com …931/0?keyword=3​0d#7176083 (external link)

30D on potn: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=710407

18-55IS on potn: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=709507

or:https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=709022

430EX flash: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=708542

That leaves you at less than 800. Save up $200 and go for a 55-250 if you think you need it.



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