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Is this a good deal?
Ok, I am very new here (yay..10 minutes old!).

I have a Fuji Finepix S5200...love it to death but find it rather limitng for zoom and better shots say at a nascar race or out in the woods when something pops up just beyond my cameras range. I am not a knowledgable photographer yet, just a lucky point and shooter. I'd like to learn the craft and hopefully my knowledge will match the photos that I am lucky enough to catch now..

I found this used package for sale and I need to run it by those in the know...is this a good price please? And is it worth jumping from my trusty old S5200 into the DSLR with this model?Thanks in advance for any advice.I can have the following for $650 (CDN).

Canon EOS Rebel XT.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens.

4gb compact flash card.

Hoya SUPER HMC Haze UV(0) - Filter - UV - 58 mm.

Comes with 3 year warranty for future shop and one year from manufacturer. manual included...

Comments (6)

That's a pretty good deal. The XT is cheap because it has been superseded by the XTi which has 10MP instead of 8, but it is still a fine camera (I find 6 MP enough). the 75-300 is a decent budget tele zoom; like all such lenses the image is a little soft at the long end so you need to make sure you use as fast a shutter speed as possible and sharpen the image a little with photoshop. All in all I'd say it is a good kit to get started with at a good price..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #1

Check resellerratings.com for future shop... it's very bad.Here:http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Future_Shop.

BTW, you don't need the UV..

/d/ngamezgirl wrote:.

I found this used package for sale and I need to run it by those inthe know...is this a good price please? And is it worth jumping frommy trusty old S5200 into the DSLR with this model?Thanks in advance for any advice.I can have the following for $650 (CDN).

Canon EOS Rebel XT.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens.

4gb compact flash card.

Hoya SUPER HMC Haze UV(0) - Filter - UV - 58 mm.

Comes with 3 year warranty for future shop and one year frommanufacturer. manual included...

Comment #2

... those comments on Reseller Ratings tell you all you need to know about this seller..

The camera (Rebel XT) remains a good choice for someone wanting to get into DSLR photography. You can get a new one (plus 18-55 kit lens) from B&H in New York (regularly recommended by users of this forum as being reliable and honest etc.) for $460 new or $400 refurbished: see.

Http://www.bhphotovideo.com.

($US and $canadian are about the same at the moment).

Best wishesMike..

Comment #3

Yes their ratings are terrible, and the warranty sounds a bit too good to be true..

The Rebel XT is a nice camera, some have like it better than the XTI but that is a matter of taste..

The XT's are going dirt cheap these days, if you shop well you can put together a similar kit new for just about the same cost. Try Henry's up there or look around. New XT's are going for around $450.00 U.S..

Also consider a Nikon D40, D40X(more money) or a Pentax K100D going dirt cheap these days. Even a twin lens Olympus E510 will serve you well and cost less than your used package from the mentioned place.Have fun!.

'The camera is for life and for people, the swift and intense moments of existence.'Ansel Adams, 1936..

Comment #4

In return for buying a used package, you get a "free" $250 telephoto zoom lens..

You could buy everything new, for perhaps $300 more..

Costco (web site) will sell you the camera body and the standard "kit" lens (18-55mm) for $560..

BAK..

Comment #5

Thanks for the help everyone. I am going to research the info you gave me and try to be a little more well informed!.

Cheers!!.

Heather..

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