Good deal?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by PegasusMedia, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. PegasusMedia macrumors member

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    Hey guys...I'm more of a regular in the digital video forum, but I'm here to ask for peace of mind...

    I want to get into photograghy as a hobby. I'm 90% noob. I can pick this up from a local seller (no internet scam) for $700. Good deal, right? Good rig for a rookie to learn with, right?

    Silver Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT Camera
    *Canon 18-55mm EF-S Lens
    *Sigma 75-300mm Lens
    *Optima External Flash
    *Wall Charger and Battery
    *USB Connector
    *Video Output Cord
    *512 MB CompactFlash Memory Card
    *Box w/ All Manuals and Software
    *Camera Bag

    Thanks!
     
  2. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    if it's the eos 350d (with 8MP) then it's almost to good to be true.
     
  3. PegasusMedia thread starter macrumors member

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    It is. And it's local, so I can put my hands on it before I buy. I'd be an idiot not to grab it, huh? What would "market value" be...a more typical price?
     
  4. beavo451 macrumors 6502

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    Well the camera and EF lens together new is around $800.

    The Sigma lens should be a 70-300, not a 75-300. That goes for around $130. The other stuff is just that... stuff. I would not value it at over $100 for the rest.

    If you do decide to get it, do yourself a favor and get a Canon 430EX or 580EX flash unit.
     

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