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 Post subject: Should i buy eos 550d ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:13 am 
There is a kit deal for 550d + 18+55 plus 70+300 kit lenses for 599€/758.484 USD/ 740.815 AUD

Seems like a good deal.
Is it?
Is there any image stabilazion?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:56 am 
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Hi there Luth,

The kit seems like a pretty good deal. Going by the Amazon france website the 550d goes for €499. This means that you are getting the other two lenses for €100 which is not a bad price. The Canon 18-55mm has image stabilisation. I am not sure which 70-300mm you are looking at but if it is made by Canon then all of the ones in their range have IS.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:15 pm 
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I dont think the 70-300 has IS for that price. Im almost sure to be fair, it should be one of Canon's crappy telephoto lenses.
''Bad'' or not, it's better than to start without a tele! Id get it if you have the money for it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Ruben according to Canons UK website under the telephoto zoom section the only 70-300mm lenses available all have IS. The telephoto zooms without IS are the two 75-300mm lenses.

If the kit comes with a 70-300mm IS then this is a very good deal. I suspect it may come with one of the cheaper 75-300mm lenses which are not great but as Ruben said are worth having if you can afford it .

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:46 pm 
Thank you for the replies.

For a tight budget here i have been wanting the 550 for 2 years now.
Finally it is affordable for me (discontinued model that is).

I will inspect the lenses more carefull and if they indeed have IS, its a good deal and im gonna sell my two grand car and get this camera (and spend the rest :=) )
Hehe.

Edit: the telephoto lense was actually 75-300 so it seems it is the cheap one without IS :/

But the "crappy" 18-55 should have IS, right?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:52 pm 
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My advice would be to sell the car and get the 550D and a 15-85 IS lens instead. If you want a camera for general shooting this has is covered with excellent image quality. If you are into wildlife or other stuff that needs 300mm the 75-300 will disappoint. No IS and sub standard image quality.

Not sure how much change you would have out of the car but you will have a great camera.

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The 550d camera itself is definitely still a great buy, and the 18-55mm kit lens is not amazing, but it certainly does do the job fine, and the T2i usually comes with the IS version.

I had the 75-300 III and it was a complete disappointment in image quality. The Tamron SP 70-300 VC USD is a much better option and offers image stabilization (which Tamron calls VC). The Canon 70-300 IS would also be a good option, but a bit more expensive than the Tamron, and its debatable which is better. The 55-250 IS is also very decent, and a bit cheaper too.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:26 am 
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Oh yeah, that's the 75-300mm - read here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30310
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For that 100€ (or even a bit less) you could just as well get a used EF 100-300mm USM from eBay. Better image quality, fast ring USM, metal mount... nice lens.

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For a first pair of lenses, the 18-55mm IS and the 75-300mm is not a bad combination.
Yes, most of us have upgraded from it, but that does not mean you cannot learn from it.

You may get it, then realize that the focal length does not interest you.
This is far better than spending a lot of money later on to find out it doesn't interest you then.

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I got 550d(t2i) 18-135, 55-250, lowepro slingbag for around $850usd... last year. I think there could be a better deal.

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550d great camera body and probably the best buy compared to other similar price range canons.

Kit lens is acceptable and definite step up from your existing set up.

The 18-55 IS lens is good. I have the older version of the 17-85 IS and stil think it's a great lens.

Remember leses can easily be replaced and upgraded over time, the initial investment is the camera body.

The combination with zoom lens is a great starter package and can be upgraded over time. The quality is great but upgrading the lenses will be visible in terms of quality.

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