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    Default Is this 600D a good buy?

    Hi there

    My friend is considering to buy a 600D. Now there is a promotion for purchase with purchase of 75-300mm III USM lens, can i check is $249 a good price?

    http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/pro...anguageCode=EN


    any advice and help is appreciated

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    Default Re: Is this 600D a good buy?

    Why not take a look at THIS thread? It should give you a benchmark for pricing.
    Remember to consider the price of the entire set-up. Don't be swayed by cheap price on 1 item, and end up paying more in total
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    Default Re: Is this 600D a good buy?

    Wow...

    thanks brother...

    But if i can buy at cheaper than the RSP price and get the 75-300mm USM III lens at $249 is it a good buy?

    Is this a good lens?

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    Default Re: Is this 600D a good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by meganut View Post
    Is this a good lens?
    Have you read the reviews?
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    Default Re: Is this 600D a good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by meganut View Post

    Is this a good lens?
    do u need this lens?

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    Default Re: Is this 600D a good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by meganut View Post
    Wow...

    thanks brother...

    But if i can buy at cheaper than the RSP price and get the 75-300mm USM III lens at $249 is it a good buy?

    Is this a good lens?
    I dunno how to answer this question with 100% certainty....
    Because 'good' is quite a subjective word.
    A lot of factors (eg. sharpness, AF speed, bokeh, price, etc etc etc) go into making a lens 'good'.

    Regarding the pricing, a common sense example is:

    1) Camera street price is $1000 (example only)
    2) Lens street price is $400
    TOTAL price of combo should be $1400.

    IF:
    a) you think you need this lens
    b) total price of combo works out to < $1400

    then I think it's a good deal.

    Good luck!
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by meganut View Post
    Now there is a promotion for purchase with purchase of 75-300mm III USM lens, can i check is $249 a good price?
    Read the reviews. Considering the list price it may look good, considering the optical performance I'd stay away from this lens.
    In general: buy what you need, not because there is an offer. If you don't know just don't buy. Never trust sales people.
    Last edited by Octarine; 15th August 2011 at 10:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine
    Read the reviews. Considering the list price it may look good, considering the optical performance I'd stay away from this lens.
    In general: buy what you need, not because there is an offer. If you don't know just don't buy. Never trust sales people.

    Wow, thats very good advice... thanks bro... i know what to do hahaha thanks )

    For all those who reply, thanks so much...

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    Get what u need ba.

    Or u want my view. Kit 2 ba. Then u will not buy more lens for the staring and u will know u need which range later on. 24-70 or 70-200.

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    Actually ever thought of getting 60D instead? Don seems to have bulb mode for 600D and not very nice to use IMO =) Pain once, enjoy months
    If the photo i took is 1% unclear, I will rather delete .. www.flickr.com/photos/59837685@N03/

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    Default Re: Is this 600D a good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by meganut View Post
    Hi there

    My friend is considering to buy a 600D. Now there is a promotion for purchase with purchase of 75-300mm III USM lens, can i check is $249 a good price?

    http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/pro...anguageCode=EN


    any advice and help is appreciated
    $249 is a cheap price for a lens. I'm not sure if that's the best price you can get for that lens, nonetheless.

    But you do generally pay for what you get. Personally I would top up a little and get the 55-250 IS.
    Last edited by edutilos-; 16th August 2011 at 09:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canonmono View Post
    Actually ever thought of getting 60D instead? Don seems to have bulb mode for 600D and not very nice to use IMO =) Pain once, enjoy months
    600D got bulb mode, you just turn the shutter dial until it's beyond 30 seconds and you get bulb mode...

    This was information I discovered in 2 seconds with Google - almost every DSLR I know of has bulb mode..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meganut View Post
    Hi there

    My friend is considering to buy a 600D. Now there is a promotion for purchase with purchase of 75-300mm III USM lens, can i check is $249 a good price?

    http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/pro...anguageCode=EN


    any advice and help is appreciated
    My friend got the lens at $230 at a shop without buying the camera so no, I don't think $249 is a good promotional price. I tried out the lens and all I can say is it is a budget zoom lens with ok performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    600D got bulb mode, you just turn the shutter dial until it's beyond 30 seconds and you get bulb mode...

    This was information I discovered in 2 seconds with Google - almost every DSLR I know of has bulb mode..?
    Sry My mistake, i was saying the dial which u just need to turn ard the shutter button ..
    If the photo i took is 1% unclear, I will rather delete .. www.flickr.com/photos/59837685@N03/

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    Quote Originally Posted by canonmono View Post
    Sry My mistake, i was saying the dial which u just need to turn ard the shutter button ..
    Ok, but the difference is at best minimal to me. Just highlighting what seemed to be an erroneous statement.

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    If u really want to pain one time, and enjoy mths or years. Then get 7D lo... If not 600D is good to start with. If ur hands are big, get BG and it will solve the handling problem.

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