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Canon EOS 40D Package sale for $1300: Is this price GOOD?

 
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Aug 06, 2008 08:41 |  #1

Found a nice Canon EOS 40D package deal brand new for $1300. It includes the obvious:

Canon EOS 40D Body.
Canon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Canon 75-300 f/4.5.6
Canon 50mm f/1.8
.5x Wide Angle Lens
2x Telephoto lens
5 piece 58mm lens filter kit
8 GB 133x Memory Card
USB 2.0 Card Reader
Aluminum Carry Case
Canon Digital Gadget Bag
Tripod
AC/DC Charger with car charger
Hot Shoe Flash

Is this a wise investment for $1300 or no? The standard Canon 28-135 is not in this package.....

Thanks all.




  
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Aug 06, 2008 08:57 |  #2

That is an awful lot of stuff for $1300! Try using www.resellerratings.co​m (external link) to check out the vendor.


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Aug 06, 2008 09:12 |  #3

I'd look elsewhere for a basic body and lens kit. If you are talking US Dollars this seems suspicous. If it is legit, all the add-ons are most likely JUNK quality. If it seems too good to be true...

IMO I'd rather be able to pick out the add-on's myself and make sure that I'm getting decent quality components. Definitely sounds fishy.


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Aug 06, 2008 10:09 |  #4

looks like ebay to me...

Canon EOS 40D Body.
Canon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 <- kinda useless
Canon 75-300 f/4.5.6 <- kinda useless
Canon 50mm f/1.8
.5x Wide Angle Lens <- useless
2x Telephoto lens <- useless
5 piece 58mm lens filter kit <- useless
8 GB 133x Memory Card <- they never mention what brand...
USB 2.0 Card Reader
Aluminum Carry Case
Canon Digital Gadget Bag
Tripod <- useless
AC/DC Charger with car charger
Hot Shoe Flash <- useless



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Aug 06, 2008 11:10 |  #5

Looks like those ebay package deals which are mainly compromised of useless or low quality junk. Pass.




  
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Maxxum5
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Aug 06, 2008 13:14 as a reply to  @ sadatk's post |  #6

Wow.....You guys are hard to fool. Yes, it is an EBay package. I did however, buy my Konica-Minolta maxxum 5D there as well and I got it with all the standard lenses from Minolta. I have had zero issues thus far, and the results are fine to me, but I am not an "expert". Maybe the lenses are not the best is what you are saying.... I didn't know if they were CANON lenses, they would be junk unless they are standard Canon lenses and Canon makes much BETTER lenses.....

What lenses would you recommend with the Canon EOS 40D if the standard package Canon lenses are not 'good". One thing though, I hate seeing a black body with other than black lenses. call me weird...I just don't like the mix match look. So, if you have a suggestion, can we keep it black on black?

I am open to your expert suggestions.....

I guess I would need 3 lenses? A wide lens, zoom lens, and the 50mm seems to be a hot choice...... what are the better lenses to get without paying $500 a lens? Like, "you should get at least an F/2.8 because....." etc or, can I get away with just two lenses that will give me total flexibility to go wide, macro, zoom etc. with only 2 lenses......

Do you guys use filters? (UV, Polarizing, Warming, etc)




  
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Aug 06, 2008 14:07 |  #7

If you want to stay below $500 and buy the Canon brand you might consider the 17-85 mm IS, the 50 1.8 or 1.4 , the 28-135 and one of their zooms.


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Aug 06, 2008 14:27 as a reply to  @ Maxxum5's post |  #8

agreed on the 17-85mm as a starter kit...or 18-55IS (NOT the older 18-55 f/3.5-5.6) if you're on lower budget or 17-55 f/2.8 if you have higher. 17/18 is wide enough for general use.



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Aug 06, 2008 14:32 |  #9

Since your budget is $500/lens, look at my sig. Only the 70-300 IS is more than 500.


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Aug 06, 2008 16:19 |  #10

lukeap69 wrote in post #6058699 (external link)
Since your budget is $500/lens, look at my sig. Only the 70-300 IS is more than 500.

I paid $499.99 for mine.

Lou




  
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Aug 07, 2008 14:12 |  #11

Those are lousy lenses. Skip it.



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Aug 07, 2008 14:55 |  #12

lowrider wrote in post #6059215 (external link)
I paid $499.99 for mine.

Lou

Oh, then it qualifies also. :D


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Aug 08, 2008 07:37 |  #13

Costco has the 40D with 28-135 lens for $1,149.




  
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