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Buying 60D... is this package even worth considering?

 
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Jul 24, 2013 09:15 |  #16

I struggle to see the benefit of the canon loyalty program right now. If the program yields a final price of $579 plus tax. I may as well buy online for $599.


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Jul 24, 2013 09:15 |  #17

reefvilla wrote in post #16149271 (external link)
I bought a 60D last night.
Along with the Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 and the Sigma 50-150mm 2.8

Congrats and welcome to the club:)


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Jul 24, 2013 09:35 |  #18

rdmello wrote in post #16149493 (external link)
I struggle to see the benefit of the canon loyalty program right now. If the program yields a final price of $579 plus tax. I may as well buy online for $599.

I paid $599 at B&H but ended up getting an extra battery, a camera bag and an SD card for free with the purchase.... Almost $86 worth of extra's!
I didn't even know I was getting that so it made me feel a little better about the purchase


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Jul 24, 2013 10:55 |  #19

The B&H deal is the exact one I'm contemplating.

In truth, I'm still trying to decide between lens or body. I'm currently using an XSI with a kit lens and feeling limited indoors. I find it hard to get a proper exposure and find myself opening aperature to the max, and bumping up ISO as far as I can go. The XSI doesn't go very far in that regard. I do have a flash, but still learning it.

I'm leaning towards body simply because the 60D price seems very good right now.

If I go with lens, I'm considering Sigma 30mm 1.4, or Canon 40mm 2.8. It would make sense to get the lens first and see if that works, but then I risk having to spend more for a body later.

Do I jump on the 60D deal now, or wait hoping it will still be in stock near the end of the year. Do you see the price getting any lower in the next few months?


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Jul 24, 2013 16:20 |  #20

Rdmello, the B&H is quite good. As far as waiting, I would think the 60D will likely drop, both retail and refurb when the 70D officially hits the streets. I think B&H and /or Adorama have refurbs as well. Have you checked what they are offering?




  
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Jul 24, 2013 16:23 |  #21

Sigma 17-50mm 2.8, an absolutely awesome lens. When I bought mine almost 2 years ago I was very impressed with the build quality. Focus was spot on as well.




  
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Jul 24, 2013 16:32 |  #22

rdmello wrote in post #16149822 (external link)
The B&H deal is the exact one I'm contemplating.

In truth, I'm still trying to decide between lens or body. I'm currently using an XSI with a kit lens and feeling limited indoors. I find it hard to get a proper exposure and find myself opening aperature to the max, and bumping up ISO as far as I can go. The XSI doesn't go very far in that regard. I do have a flash, but still learning it.

I'm leaning towards body simply because the 60D price seems very good right now.

If I go with lens, I'm considering Sigma 30mm 1.4, or Canon 40mm 2.8. It would make sense to get the lens first and see if that works, but then I risk having to spend more for a body later.

Do I jump on the 60D deal now, or wait hoping it will still be in stock near the end of the year. Do you see the price getting any lower in the next few months?

I would go buy a new 60D at Buydig or BH photo for $600...I had a Xsi, was a great camera but ISO max out at iso1600, you will be amazed at the performance of these newer cameras......I cant believe new they are going much lower, and then you are going to see "out of stock"....the 70D is 2x the price, the 60d price is not going to fall much more....go buy a new one!




  
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Jul 24, 2013 16:45 |  #23

John from PA wrote in post #16150688 (external link)
Sigma 17-50mm 2.8, an absolutely awesome lens. When I bought mine almost 2 years ago I was very impressed with the build quality. Focus was spot on as well.

Good to hear!! I'm excited to try it out


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Jul 24, 2013 17:13 |  #24

rdmello wrote in post #16149493 (external link)
I struggle to see the benefit of the canon loyalty program right now. If the program yields a final price of $579 plus tax. I may as well buy online for $599.

The real benefit of the CLP is he 20% off a refurbished lens or flash you get if you order a body or kit through them. If the 70-200 2.8 L II is in stock (or any of the L glass, really) that's a major savings. I believe it also comes with free 2-day shipping if you order refurb glass or a flash with the body/kit, so there's another benefit.


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Jul 24, 2013 19:37 |  #25

Don't forget the Canon made tutorials on the 60D at http://www.learn.usa.c​anon.com …s/eos_60d_tutor​ials.shtml (external link).




  
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Jul 24, 2013 19:56 |  #26

John from PA wrote in post #16151163 (external link)
Don't forget the Canon made tutorials on the 60D at http://www.learn.usa.c​anon.com …s/eos_60d_tutor​ials.shtml (external link).


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Jul 25, 2013 07:39 |  #27

So I looked into the CLP a little more. Actually a good deal for the 60D with the 18-135 for $828 after local taxes. But I'm going to pass. The extra $228 for the 18-135 doesn't appeal as much since it's not one of the lens I'm eyeing. And I can pick one up used for $250 later.

I'm inches from buying the 60D body only from B&H. Just want to hold it again at Best Buy before I commit.

I'm going to pair it with the 18-55 for now.


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Jul 26, 2013 02:45 |  #28

Sony SLT-A77V DSLR is one of the best camera.It has latest features. It's capturing imeage quality is so good. I recently bought this camera from shopbychoice.com at lowest
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Jul 26, 2013 05:03 |  #29

rdmello wrote in post #16152304 (external link)
So I looked into the CLP a little more. Actually a good deal for the 60D with the 18-135 for $828 after local taxes. But I'm going to pass. The extra $228 for the 18-135 doesn't appeal as much since it's not one of the lens I'm eyeing. And I can pick one up used for $250 later.

I'm inches from buying the 60D body only from B&H. Just want to hold it again at Best Buy before I commit.

I'm going to pair it with the 18-55 for now.

yes, if you don't need the lens the 60D 'body only' deals are worth considering




  
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Jul 26, 2013 10:09 |  #30

reefvilla wrote in post #16146208 (external link)
Thanks for the input!

The printer deal looks like a hassle... mail in rebate then try to sell.

I think the price is good for the lens but I just don't know how much I'll use it.
There are a lot of lenses I could buy that I would use more in the price range that I can get this lens for so I think I might skip it, I just got excited when I saw $300 off! :)

I didn't think I'd use my 70-300 much when I got mine, but surprisingly, it does get used. It's a good lens, especially at that price.




  
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