Digital Rebel

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  1. Nikon Fan

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    Looks like I'm about to invade the digital word, and purchase myself a digital rebel!!! WAhooo, anyway, I getting the camera from one store, a lens from another, and the memory card it takes from ebay. But the question is what kind of memory card should I get? For instance would this one work: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48526&item=3874262382&rd=1

    Are there certain types and brands that are better...I figured for my purpses right now 1 gig would be plenty...any help and tips would be great!!! I know I'll probably be bombarding you all with questions as soon as it arrives!!! Thanks in advance :)
     
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    I'd get either Sandisk or Lexar.

    Using the Adorama link below lets you support TPF.
     
  3. Nikon Fan

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    Thanks for the info :)

    I thought of another question too...I just tried to order the Digital Rebel, but unfortunately the place was closed even though they say they're open until 9 PM :( But I guess it's a good thing, because I wanted to see if anyone knows about the company: www.a&mphotoworld.com The price on the web is different than the magazine where it says the Rebel body is only $404, there's also a few places that sell them for $414 including Digital Liquidators: www.digitalliquidators.com and VIP Camera...does anyone know if these places are legit. The prices are insanely low...but the Popular Photography magazine gives its approval to Digital Liquidators, but I'm not sure about the others. I'll try and look them up on Better Business Bureau site, but any info would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

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    Stay the hell away from those places.

    buy it from www.bhphotovideo.com
    www.adorama.com or something similar.

    You'll pay more, but you'll get the camera.

    For the memory cards... stick with lexar or sandisk.

    Cheers
     
  5. Nikon Fan

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    I've looked up two of the three places I listed on BBB and they had tons of problems...but VIP Camera wasn't listed. So are all places that sell these items so cheap a big rip off???
     
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    VIP is a big scam too!!! This sucks big time!!! I should have known that they couldn't possibly be that cheap, but at least I found out before I tried to buy like loads of others did.

    Are places that sell for around $600 legit???
     
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    700-800 I'd say
     
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    CRIPES!!! All these places are con artists!!! I'm just glad that I've researched a bit before buying b/c people all over the internet have had horrible problems with all these companies!!! Even the $600 ones are a rip off!!! Guess you can't trust folks anymore these days. I'm really ticked, and right now I'm headed for EBay!!! Hopefully I'll find my answer there!!! Thanks for reading my venting :lol:
     
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    yep, i know amazon.com has it going for 799 plus a $100 main in rebate... anything a LOT under that I'd be pretty weary of
     
  10. GerryDavid

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    B&H photo/video and Willoughby's are both $780us, but I havent seen the $800 ones with the $100 rebate, and thats with out a kit lens.

    You can get used for around $600 though.

    *goes off to amazon to see the one they got*.

    I wonder why the black ones are more expensive, its just black.
     
  11. DocFrankenstein

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    The black ones are COOOOOOOL, remember? :roll:
     
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    hmmm, i just went and checked and I think that canon rebate is over.... sorry :(
    so i guess it's 799 from amazon.com now (body only).

    sorry about that.
     

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