Is this a good deal??

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  1. Psalm23

    Psalm23 TPF Noob!

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    I found a Canon Rebel Xt with 18-55 lens for $220 from Office Depot. Now I know that is not the best but I am on a limited budget and new to digital SLRs. Is this a good deal?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    It works out around 1/5th of what I paid for mine when I bought it. Check out my flickr site if you're worried about the quality of the images you can get out of one. Sounds like a bargain to me.
     
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    Did you use the 18-55 lens with those pics? Isn't that a crummy lens?
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    You'd need to check back through to the earlier ones. Most of the stuff since December 2007 has been with the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 USM IS. Plenty of the earlier one were with the the kit lens though. Like this one for example --> Reflections

    Optically, it's not as bad as people would have you believe, but to be truthful, it is a little lightweight and perhaps not the sturdiest lens on the planet.
     
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    Good way to put it, really. Though I did see the camera that Psalm was talking about, at Walmart for roughly $190. So, meh...I dunno. I am a Canon guy, and can't bring myself to go to anything else. But I am looking at the XTI, or the 30D which I can use my EFIII lens on; because I also think the EF lenses are better, and more sturdier.
     
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    Even if it's not a great lens, for that price, you can't go wrong.
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes it is a great deal. I kick myself in the butt everytime I think of how, I missed buying a couple of D50s for $300. at Staples when they were closing them out.
     
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    Shoot $190 is a great deal b/c Walmart is now selling them for $500 :confused:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3626648


    I went ahead and bought the Canon Rebel Xt from Office Depot. It was $220. I think I am gonna be happy. I think this is going to be a great starter for me.

    Now....

    Where can I find great but inexpensive lens...lol
     
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    50mm 1.8!!

    That's awesome you got a decent DSLR for $220!
     
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    It was prob. on sale for Christmas, I haven't been back, so I won't know until tommorow if it was/is.

    And avoid B/H, they are mad expensive.
     
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    Hawaii Five-O My alter-egos have been banned. :( Now I must be

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    $220 was a good price, a lot of advanced point and shoots are at least that much but without the changeable lens.

    I'm sure you will enjoy your Xt a lot:thumbup:
     

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