Good deal?

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

  1. PegasusMedia macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    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

  2. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    if it's the eos 350d (with 8MP) then it's almost to good to be true.
  3. PegasusMedia thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    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

    Jun 22, 2006
    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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