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Old 11-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Is this a deal on a Rebel T4i ??

I've been looking for a DSLR for quite some time and still haven't pulled the trigger... is this a pretty decent deal?
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel T4i 18MP SLR Camera w/ 18-135mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens + 2x 8GB Sandisk Ultra Class 10 SDHC Memory Cards + Canon 55-250mm EF-S f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens for $962
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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No the best lens, but seems like an ok deal for a body and 2 lens, plus two cards (albeit small).
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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Not a major deal though, Eh?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:54 AM   #4
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No. Just get a 18-55mm/55-250mm bundle. I bought my t2i with the 18-135mm lens and I regretted spending extra for the 18-135mm.

In fact, find a used T2i with the kit 18-55mm if you want a dslr with video. Otherwise purchase a used Canon EOS 20D (can be had with the kit 18-55mm lens for around $225-$250).

Unless you have a specific reason why you want the T4i, then buy used.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:08 AM   #5
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No. Just get a 18-55mm/55-250mm bundle. I bought my t2i with the 18-135mm lens and I regretted spending extra for the 18-135mm.

In fact, find a used T2i with the kit 18-55mm if you want a dslr with video. Otherwise purchase a used Canon EOS 20D (can be had with the kit 18-55mm lens for around $225-$250).

Unless you have a specific reason why you want the T4i, then buy used.
Adorama has (or had?) the T4I w/ 18-135 for $679. That 55-250 is garbage. Even a beginner will get more versatility out of the 18-135.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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No. Just get a 18-55mm/55-250mm bundle. I bought my t2i with the 18-135mm lens and I regretted spending extra for the 18-135mm.

In fact, find a used T2i with the kit 18-55mm if you want a dslr with video. Otherwise purchase a used Canon EOS 20D (can be had with the kit 18-55mm lens for around $225-$250).

Unless you have a specific reason why you want the T4i, then buy used.
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No the best lens, but seems like an ok deal for a body and 2 lens, plus two cards (albeit small).
you do realize that this is the newer 18-135mm STM, which brings Continuous AF during video recording, specifically for the T4i, right?
they didn't just add STM to this lens, the MTF charts on this lens is significantly better than the older lackluster 18-135mm.
the other STM lens is the 40mm f/2.8.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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I suggest getting a Canon refurbished camera and lens. Canon refurbished products gets great praise for quality. Current promotion of 20% off.
Canon T2i + 18-55 kit lens - $358
Canon 50mm 1.8 - $80
Canon 55-250 - $120 with camera purchase
Canon 430ex II speedlight flash - $191
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #8
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there are no refurbished STM lense on sale at Canon Refurbished
or at least, thats what i saw
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs...10051_-1_22751

im dying to see how awesome it focuses in video with my Rebel Ti4 now
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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It doesn't focus that well, still quite slow, lots of videos on youtube showing it.
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