Better Deal?

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  1. tommygun_22

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    I am buying my wife a camera for Christmas and have narrowed it down to two. I am not asking which is the better camera because I know where that will lead me being a first-time poster, but rather which one of these is a better deal money wise? I know both cameras are great, but what about the lenses offered for the money, that is where I am struggling?

    [FONT=&quot]$849[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]New! Nikon D90 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)* [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus Lens [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Auto Focus Lens [/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]$712[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Canon EOS Digital Rebel xSi (EOS-450D) w/ 18-55mm IS Lens Kit (Black)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Autofocus Lens for Select Digital SLR Cameras[/FONT]
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    I'm personally a Canon guys so i'd say the XSi, but not the kit lens, i'd personally think an 18-200 or 18-300 and a 50 1.8 lens?
     
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    These deals are both from Prestige Camera?
     
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    I don't know nikon, but I'd go out on a limb and say the quality of both selections would be about the same. The Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 you list has a slightly larger aperture making it a slightly better performing lens than one with only a f/4-5.6. But you are also paying over $100 more to get it.
     
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    I call scam.
     
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    HOW can you get a Nikon D90 PLUS 2 lenses for $849.00 when normally, the D90 body alone sells for $999.00 ???????

    I smell something fishy....
     
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    Thats what I am thinking !
     
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    Here is the link for the D90 site. If it is a scam please let me know. I have just been scanning the net for the best deal I could find. I have seen the D90 on quite a few sites for well under $999, not just this one.
    http://www.1wayphoto.com/products.asp?product_id=14081

    The Canon is on prestigecamera.com.

    Are these both stores I should avoid?
     
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    Thanks. I had searched a few sites and hadn't seen any bad reviews. I guess I will start searching again. The Canon deal doesn't seem too far fetched, although I was pretty surprised to see the Nikon deal. I guess that may make my decision for me. I don't think I can justify the extra money it will take to bring home the Nikon.
     
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    Amazon has a promotion (save $100) when buying XSi kit (18-55mm IS lens) + 55-200mm IS lens (need to buy the products that sold by Amazon, not 3rd parties)

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_7858502_4?ie=UTF8&docId=1000300351&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_r=0PAGFQRCG6CTWAVQQ68M&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=460110601&pf_rd_i=B0011NVMO8[/ame]
     

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