Help me shop for my 30D!!!!

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  1. placeonthecorner

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    ok, so ive FINALLY decided im going to buy a 30D. I have sold everything i own, and ive managed to save approx £1000 (i dont own that much). So how should i go about buying the 30D. Body only then buy the lens, or maybe a bundle offer?.. any advice would be much appreciated as i just cant seem to decide which would be best. I want this camera to help me through art scholl for the next 3 years so it will be used to do a bit of everything.
    (i can go maybe a little more than £1000)
    Thanx:)
     
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    I bought mine off ebay about 2 months ago. The bundle came with the body, 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 "kit" lense, 2GB card, tripod, and lense cleaning kit. All for $950+ shipping. I would suggest looking there. Just make sure the person has lots of good feed back.
     
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    thanx for the reply.. sounds good but i hate that lens!!!.. i also want to by the body new.. but thanx for the suggestion!!! much appreciated!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you already have a lens that would work? If so, then it's probably best to buy the body only.
     
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    hiya. no i just thought i could spend the extra £500 or so on a decent lens rather than the bundle one.. but i have no idea when it comes to lenses.. is the 17-85 good?
     
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    I bought my 30d from ebay for a song.I got a 430ex 75-300mm and the 18-55 lens for $1200 usd.

    I have looked at ebay and the body only cameras seem to be going for about $850 usd.

    Thinking about selling mine and getting the 40d.

    Be sure the seller is verified and has 2,000usd coverage for fraud.
     
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    Yes, it's a vast improvement on the 18-55 lens.
     
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    if you had £500 would this be the lens you would buy for an all rounder?
     
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    Yeah, I ended up selling that lense because it is horrible, and the body was new by the way. I still think ebay would be your best bet.
     
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    I would usually avoid bundles because they are usually loaded with mediocre equipment. Rather get the body and add a lens that would be the best price to performance that I can afford. The EF-S 17-85 is a pretty good lens to start.
    If your willing to wait a few more days, the 40D should be out by late September. Price may drop a bit on the 30D as vendors try to move the older model.
     
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    What would be a reasonable price to expect 30D to come down to when the 40 hits the market?
     
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    30D bodies are going for about $950 right now. A drop from the $1200 it came out at. With the significant improvements made to the 40D, I would not be surprised by a drop to the low $800's.
     

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