Canon Rebel K2 35mm with 28-90mm lens - buy?

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  1. lordfly

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    Okay, so the local Walmart happens to have a clearance Canon EOS Rebel K2 35mm camera kit; it comes with a 28-90mm Type III (?) Lens, and the body, and is on clearance for 99 dollars.

    I have a Rebel XTi; can the lens on the film camera fit my DSLR? If so, is it worth it? I sadly don't have the funds to get a ton of awesome kit, but everywhere I'm looking online it seems the lens itself goes for a fair bit more than 99 bucks. It would have a slightly longer focal length than my current kit lens (which is only 18-55 and isn't IS either). It would be nice to have a little bit of versatility.

    Just wondering. :)
     
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    I guess not either way? :p
     
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    The lens will work in your camera but it is not a lens that I will get. If I have $99 and only have the kit lens with the Canon DSLR, I'd rather buy the EF 50mm F/1.8 MKII lens instead.

    However, if you really want to play with a film camera, that is a different story. The lens itself cost about $90 in the past.

    And if you really looking for a cheap telephoto lens, you maybe better off getting a telephoto zoom lens made by a 3rd party companies such as Sigma, Tamron or Tokina.
     
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    Thanks. I wasn't sure how much utility there'd be in having a lens that only has about 40mm on my current kit lens (18-55). One of the downsides of this new hobby of mine is that everything is obscenely expensive :p

    If I were to dip into film it would definitely be with weird/old/cheap cameras, like a Holga or something. I have a hard enough time telling the appreciative difference between ISO 100 and ISO 1600 on my DSLR, so it's doubtful I'd be able to see the light between a well-developed film and a similar digital image.

    Cheers!
     

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