"Canon Rebel XS + 18-55mm IS lens + Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Lens + PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer + 58mm UV Filter $552 AC, AR
Amazon has the following:
Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black) [amazon.com] for $499
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras [amazon.com] for $229
Canon PIXMA MP990 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3749B002) [amazon.com] for $224
Sub Total: $951.93
Apply coupon code 5525OBUN at checkout screen to get $200 off instantly
Use the following Rebate Form [Images-amazon.com] for another $200 off the combined purchase of the camera and printer
Result is $951.93 - $200 (instantly) - $200 (MIR) = $551.93
NOTE: For the coupon code to work, make sure Amazon (and not a marketplace retailer) is the seller of the item. Since the XS is not currently in stock, Amazon may default you to a non-Amazon, in-stock option. Simply choose Amazon as the seller from the "Other buying choices" in the right-hand column.
If you add the following UV Filter to your order, it will be free when you check out:
Tiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter [amazon.com]
And of course, since they're Amazon items, you get free shipping and pay no tax.
Seemed like a solid deal to me. I don't own a DSLR and am certainly a newbie. I was looking for a good deal on a good starter SLR and this seemed good. Thoughts / advice / recommendations are appreciated.
on page two someone posted this:
"Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Tiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter
Shipping & Handling: $9.12
Super Saver Discount: -$9.12
Promotion Applied: -$12.39
Promotion Applied: -$200.00
Total Before Tax: $728.06
Estimated Tax: $62.80
Order Total: $790.86
You can add the printer if you want. !!!!"