My wife and I are new to DSLR photography and our experiences in photography have been with Panasonic Lumix GF1 (Micro four-thirds) since it was first launched. Now we are planning to buy a DSLR for better quality photos and are eyeing on Canon 70D after seeing its advertisement and promotion today.
We would like to use it for portrait photography (family and children; both indoors and outdoors) and travel photography (portraits + landscapes), so I would need your help to suggest which kit should we go for, and if the offered lens is worth buying?
Here are the information provided on this Canon 70D promotion:
EOS 70D Body - $ 1,499.00
EOS 70D Kit (EF-S18-55 IS STM) - $ 1,699.00
EOS 70D Kit II (EF-S18-135 IS STM) - $2,049.00
EOS 70D Kit III (EF-S18-200 IS) - $ 2,149.00
Offered Lens --- Is this worth buying?
EF S55-250 F4-5.6 IS II @$99 ( usual $499 )
Also, should I just get it from any authorised dealer (e.g. MS Color, Cathay) or from the MEGATEX show?
Thank you for your time and help!