Is $600 a fair price for Canon EOS Rebel XSi + lenses?

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  1. fortywinks

    fortywinks TPF Noob!

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    Hi there,

    I received a camera early this year as a gift but I barely used it so I was looking to sell. Someone offered me $600 CAN for the following:

    Barely used Canon EOS Rebel XSi camera including 18-55 Image Stabilizer lens and 75-300mm USM lens for greater range.

    Including:
    EOS Rebel XSi camera
    18-55mm lens
    75-300mm USM lens
    Eyecup
    Wide strap
    Battery Charger
    Battery Pack
    USB Interface Cable
    Video Cable
    Software

    Is that a fair deal? What would you pay for this? Clearly I know very little about cameras.. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Brand new, it can be purchased for $900 CDN (SEE HERE)
    So $600 for a 'used' kit...might be a fair price. Of course, if it's barely used, then the buyer is getting a pretty good deal....but I don't know if you could get any more than $600.
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Check out craigslist in your area to see what the camera is going for.

    XSI + 18-55 + 50mm 1.8 + 8gb card + bag = $800 CAD
    XSI + 18-55 + 1gb card = $550 CAD

    Both ads on Montreal Craigslist
     
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    McNugget801 TPF Noob!

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    that 18-55 EF-S is a POS
    Get a new Body and order a lens that YOU will like

    trust me :)
     
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    :thumbdown:
     
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    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The OP doesn't want the camera though. So, that really doesn't matter here. 500 bucks for an entry level camera and two go to starter lenses - not bad.
     
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    McNugget801 TPF Noob!

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    18-55mm EF-S Kit lens.. is G A R B A G E
    How can you disagree with that?
     
  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The EF-S 18-55mm IS is better than the original 18-55mm.
    Also, what is a better zoom lens for about $100?

    The biggest reason the 18-55mm lenses tend to produce lousy shots...is that they are mostly being used by lousy photographers.
     
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    McNugget801 TPF Noob!

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    Its a lousy lens, I got some decent shot with it but nothing I would ever print.

    I would suggest somthing like...
    New
    Xsi Body $500
    Sigma 18-200 $300
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'd bet anyone would have a hard time telling which prints were taken with the 18-55mm vs the Sigma 18-200mm.

    Now, if it was something like the EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 or the 17-40mm F4L...then the quality difference would be much more visible.

    I've got the original 18-55mm lens too...and I haven't used it in probably three years...it's not an outstanding lens by any means. But I still say it's the best (Canon) zoom lens you will get for $100.
     
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    battletone TPF Noob!

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    Yes. Name off the list of P&S cameras that have a lens better than the 18-55IS.

    People seem to forget that 99% of people buying/receiving a Rebel are going to be amateurs with limited resources to devout to the hobby, and will only be comparing it to their previous experience with P&S cameras. If you look at it from that perspective, the 18-55IS might be the finest lens ever made.

    Not everyone has money to burn. The Fiend Club membership card has been rejected.
     
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    Exactly - that's why no one should waste money on that lens.

    ok....
     

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