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 Post subject: Canon Xti Deal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:42 am 
Hello

first post, first thing I have to say is, I love this site from the layout to the wonderful video reviews by Mr. Gordon Laing.


to my questions

Anybody have a website with a fantastic deal on this lovely camera ?

I am trying to find one with the 'kit' lens for about $800 Canadian, as a student, education is expensive enough.

Cheaper to buy the body alone and upgrade to a better lens right away ?

any kind of feedback would be great.

Thank you.



p.s almost fell victim to a yahoo auction scam on this camera.
just my luck.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:25 pm 
Perhaps I am looking for the impossible.

ebay, bids jump a couple houndred in the last minute.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:18 pm 
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Hi Jimmy, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

If a price looks too good to be true, then sadly it probably is. Don't fall for a scam on ebay! To find out a good range of prices for the XTi from reputable sources, check the price check links at the bottom of our review at:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon400D/

It looks like you can buy the XTi kit from about 760 US, which according to XE works out about 870 CDN. I'm not sure if you have to pay more for shipping to Canada or any additional tax, but that's reasonably close to your 800 budget.

Alternatively if your budget is very strict, then why not consider the Rebel XT? It's still a great DSLR and many prefer it to the XTi for its secondary information screen which is easier to read in direct sunlight.

According to our price links at the bottom of our review at:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon350D/

The Rebel XT can be bought from about 650 US which is about 740 CDN.

If you're serious about quality, I would recommend upgrading the kit lens, but since the kit is only a small amount more than the body alone, I'd go for the kit anyway and at least have a backup lens or better resale value in the future.

Hope that helps,

Gordon


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:40 pm 
Thank you very much !

I was thinking about the XT today, I am a new DSLR user, reall would like to get into photography, I'll decide in the coming days
would have more money to spend on a better lens, thats for sure.

I could also resale my lovely Nikon P1 point and shooter, but it sure is a fun bar camera.

at least I got options


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