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Thread: EOS 40D Kit I or Kit II?

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    Default EOS 40D Kit I or Kit II?

    Hi guys

    Any advice on these?

    EOS 40D kit II (EF S17-85 IS USM)
    or
    EOS 40D kit I (EF S18-55)

    I was wondering how much difference are lens with or without an image stabilizers, especially with non-tele focal lens.

    should get kit I and get a llonger lens without IS later
    or
    just get kit II?

    tks

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    the kit 1 shld come with IS on the new lens. pls check before purchasing. both lens shld come with IS for the 40D.

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    Buy the body and EF-S 17-55 F2.8 IS This is the ultimate walkaround kit.
    HX300/ EPL6/ EOS60D/ 17-55mmF2.8IS/ 100mmF2.8Macro/ 135mmF2L/ 70-200mmF4LIS/ 300mmF4LIS

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    Just got the 40D and I've to say the 17-55 has exceeded my expectations. Maybe mine's a little low though..
    But frankly, it does feel rather plasticky and cheapo. But I can sure live with that.

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    So, whats the recomedation?
    Kit I or II?
    any comments on the 17-85 IS lens?

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    just get the cheapest set up and upgrade from there. the new 18-55 has improved image quality and image stabilizer so you will probably use it most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    just get the cheapest set up and upgrade from there. the new 18-55 has improved image quality and image stabilizer so you will probably use it most of the time.

    you sure the Kit comes with the 18-55 IS lens?

    tks

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    yes. u can test out the new lens at canon singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    yes. u can test out the new lens at canon singapore.

    may I know your opinion on the 17-85 IS lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfingballoons24 View Post
    may I know your opinion on the 17-85 IS lens?
    the guy at a shop in Sim Lim was telling me that canon trying to push the this len cheap, cause its no good or just not moving or somthing

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    its pretty decent. my first lens. didnt like the distortion on it. other than that, for the price, i think it is pretty good considering u get IS and USM and the focal length is very useful for the crop sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfingballoons24 View Post
    the guy at a shop in Sim Lim was telling me that canon trying to push the this len cheap, cause its no good or just not moving or somthing
    what do you think of this combo?
    get the 40D body
    and the sigma 18-200 lens
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...02&navigator=6

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroPoP View Post
    Buy the body and EF-S 17-55 F2.8 IS This is the ultimate walkaround kit.
    I second that... buy the Kit II... no regrets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    I second that... buy the Kit II... no regrets!
    wait a min
    kit I or kit II?

    kit II is 17-85

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    Why buy such a beautiful camera with such a cheap lens? Don't go with the kit lens. Your money can be well spent on other better lens. I have also been told by quite a few people that they are trying to push the kit lens because it's cheap and no one wants it. Hence the drop in price. Go to any retailer who sells these cameras and ask how many of the kit lens they have in stock. Most people, myself included, just bought the body and upgraded to a better lens. Good luck to you.

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    Default Re: EOS 40D Kit I or Kit II?

    a lot of buyers are upgrading from previous cameras.... and i think there's a lack of body-only sets, hence retailers may unbundle the kit lenses to sell the bodies. this doesn't mean the lenses are no good though. anyway, cheap doesn't mean no good. the 17-85 IS is comparable if not better than the "old" 28-135 IS which was a pretty popular and good lens despite its "cheapness".

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfingballoons24 View Post
    the guy at a shop in Sim Lim was telling me that canon trying to push the this len cheap, cause its no good or just not moving or somthing
    not good? in what sense not good? at the price most shops are selling, tell me what lens is better than this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfingballoons24 View Post
    what do you think of this combo?
    get the 40D body
    and the sigma 18-200 lens
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...02&navigator=6
    don't bother with a superzoom unless u gonna go travelling with your camera very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    not good? in what sense not good? at the price most shops are selling, tell me what lens is better than this?
    I don't know man, he was just saying.
    I have no idea, just wondering.
    I do travel and take shots of kiteboarding and surfing quite abit.
    new advice on water proof housing too.

    btw what do think of Sigma Lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfingballoons24 View Post
    I don't know man, he was just saying.
    I have no idea, just wondering.
    I do travel and take shots of kiteboarding and surfing quite abit.
    new advice on water proof housing too.

    btw what do think of Sigma Lens?
    get a 3rd party if there is no canon equivalent. u buy canon for the whole system, not just the camera body. defeats the purpose of buying canon if u gonna invest in 3rd party stuff.

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