Good Buy for a beginner?

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  1. CG4

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    Yes, but I don't really know anything about the seller.

    Check Reseller Ratings.
    Their 6 month rating doesn't looks so good, but thier lifetime rating is OK.

    Your call.

    Personally, I would just buy it from B&H or Adorama.

    Plus - their prices are in Canadian dollars, so I'm not really sure what that is is USD.
    (B&H & Adorama ship to Canada, don't they? Not sure what kind of additional tariffs you might have to pay though...)
     
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    oh, i live in Canada tho. so its all good.
     
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    Yeah, I just meant that I don't know if that's a good deal or not.

    I don't really have any concept of what $800CAD can buy.

    When I replied "Yes", I meant that it would be a good kit to start out with. I don't know if the price is fair. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
     
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    I think you can do better for $800. I would forget the D60 completely and find a D40 if you can. The D60 costs considerably more for something that has no useful additional features. The 55-200 non-VR is also not a very good lens.
     
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    Henry's is extremely serious and reliable... but also expensive. Try this website for price comparisons in Canada.
     
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    Thats a load of crap. The D60 has some very useful features over the D40.
    Active D-lighting
    Faster Exspeed processor
    4 extra MP for more cropping opportunities and larger printing options
    Lower ISO performance for bright environments so you dont need a ND filter.
    Sensor cleaning.
    In camera RAW processing
    Stop-motion options
    Rotating LCD, and auto display off.
    etc.

    Dont buy into that Ken Rockwell garbage.
     
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    i will check it out, never heard of them before[​IMG]
     

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