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Mar 03, 2008 22:17 |  #1

I decided to get the Digital Rebel XTi


Thanks for those who helped!


What I purchased:

Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)

Canon Accessory Starter Kit for Digital Rebel XT/XTi (Includes 200DG Bag, NB-2LH Battery, & 58mm Haze Filter)



  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:23 |  #2

if i were you, i wouldnt buy from ebay.
you could get some realy great deals right here on this forum.
and as for all of that, it just seems like extra stuff you won't really want in a few months.
(memory card wallet, table tripod, blah blah)
seems like they're adding another $200 to the price for a tripod and cf card.

IMO.


  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:25 |  #3

Yeah, I already have a CF Card, 1 GIG, a 256MB, and a 16MB, but what I really want is the widscreen lens and the 18-55mm.

Is there anyone you suggest buying from?



  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:26 |  #4

I agree. The extras sound like junk to pad their profit.


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Mar 03, 2008 22:27 |  #5

i know nothing about wide angle converter lenses, so you're asking the wrong person. :)
i do have a wideangle lens that i love, so maybe you could invest in a wide angle zoom lens instead of the 18-55 and the coverter?
you could also get an 18-55 for about $45 on here too.

i know of a few people that are selling them, not personally.
if they've been a member for a while and sold stuff before, they should be fine.

if you want new, bhphotovideo.com is a favorite around here.

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Mar 03, 2008 22:33 |  #6

It seems as if Bhphoto would run me over the $500 range, I like BHPhoto, have heard tons of excellent reviews, but I really have to stay in my price range unfortunately.



  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:33 |  #7

It might be easier for people to tell you if it was worth it if you gave a link, but from what I remember when I start to think about getting my XTi, all the "extras" aren't worth anything. There all cheap knock-offs of real brands.

So it pretty much boils down to $500 for the kit, which from a quick search retails at B&H for $469.95 USD. If I were you I would probably just get the body and ditch the kit lens for 18-55 IS, which from what I hear is a great lens for the price.

If your looking for a really good bargin though, check out the Sell Forum here, I see tons of great deals on XTi's and XT's passing by each week.

Hope that helps a bit, I'm sure someone more noligable will come along, and give some good guidince.

Happy hunting,
Johnsoir


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Mar 03, 2008 22:34 |  #8

The extras are deceiving...could be low quality stuff. Just stick with the kit. Another thing, if it's new with a warranty make sure that they are legit.


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Mar 03, 2008 22:38 |  #9

https://photography-on-the.net …458065&highligh​t=rebel+xt

here's a good deal. have bought from her before. also selling a black one.


  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:43 |  #10

Johnsoir wrote in post #5043787 (external link)
It might be easier for people to tell you if it was worth it if you gave a link, but from what I remember when I start to think about getting my XTi, all the "extras" aren't worth anything. There all cheap knock-offs of real brands.

So it pretty much boils down to $500 for the kit, which from a quick search retails at B&H for $469.95 USD. If I were you I would probably just get the body and ditch the kit lens for 18-55 IS, which from what I hear is a great lens for the price.

If your looking for a really good bargin though, check out the Sell Forum here, I see tons of great deals on XTi's and XT's passing by each week.

Great advice.




  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:47 |  #11

I messaged them asking how much they would charge for the Camera set NEW along with the 18-55mm NEW, and ill compare that price to the ones in the for sale, if not a big difference than I'll buy new, if not, then FS it is.



  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:49 |  #12

well good luck! :)


  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:50 |  #13

Here was the link by the way, sorry I didn't post it earlier:
http://cgi.ebay.com …=107909&_trksid​=p3907.m29 (external link)



  
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Mar 03, 2008 22:52 as a reply to  @ SierraHighPhoto's post |  #14

Also try Newegg.com. That's where I'm planning on getting my XT soon.


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Mar 03, 2008 22:57 |  #15

HailttRedskins wrote in post #5043905 (external link)
Here was the link by the way, sorry I didn't post it earlier:
http://cgi.ebay.com …=107909&_trksid​=p3907.m29 (external link)


Always, always, always check resellers ratings. I wouldn't do it.

http://www.resellerrat​ings.com/store/Barclay​sPhoto (external link)


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