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JoeSeo

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Hi, am a new member and really looking forward to learn more about photography here.

Incidentally, am using a Canon G9 but is currently actively looking into getting a DSLR (like the EOS 500D) and also a suitable everyday len (like EF 28-135 f/3.5-6.3 IS USM). Can anyone provide some guidance when would be best to get them? Fyi, I like taking photos of my kids and also going to the park to take the surroundings. O, have checked with MS color and was quoted 995 & 685 (before gst) for the body & len above.
 

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Hi, am a new member and really looking forward to learn more about photography here.

Incidentally, am using a Canon G9 but is currently actively looking into getting a DSLR (like the EOS 500D) and also a suitable everyday len (like EF 28-135 f/3.5-6.3 IS USM). Can anyone provide some guidance when would be best to get them? Fyi, I like taking photos of my kids and also going to the park to take the surroundings. O, have checked with MS color and was quoted 995 & 685 (before gst) for the body & len above.
Perhaps you could check out the coming IT show for a better deals.

You could also consider the older Canon models such as the 450D if budget is an issue.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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welcome to CS :)
I don't expect there to be good deals at PC Show.

curious why you would choose 28-135 lens (btw, it's lens, not len) instead of opting for the 500D kit with the 18-55.
500D has a cropped sensor, smaller than 35mm film. Hence 28mm on the wide end doesn't seem wide enough.
 

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Welcome to Clubsnap.

I'm pretty new to Singapore, and I've only made one major purchase, a 5D Mark II, which I got from John's 3:16 (on level 5?) at Funan. Prices are pretty good. Send them a mail, and they'll get back to you with a quote. In fact, I recommend sending a mail to a few dealers. I found John's to be slightly more expensive (like $20-50) for the 5D Mk II kit than a few others, but they were super-responsive by email, and the informal poll on CS seems to indicate that they are an excellent dealer.

Check http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=340845 for a list of retail shops in Singapore.

Check http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518391 for prices, and another list of shops. This thread is very good for giving you a sense of who has the lowest prices.

As for the 28-135, I used that lens on my D30 a 100,000,000 years ago, for as long as I shot with that body. The D30 was also a 1.6x if I remember correctly. I thought it was a terrific lens! Though I upgraded from to the 24-70 with my next body (the 10D), I still used the 28-135 from time to time on my 10D, 20D, and even 1DS Mk II. Eventually I sold it, but I still think of that lens as one of my favorites, and generally better than any other non-L lens I've used. I would have a tough time going back to a non-FF camera now because I'm used to the wider FOV, but at the time I don't recall being terribly bothered by the lack of wide angle on the 1.6 camera.

I like it because the color / contrast seemed much closer to that of an L lens than of a typical kit lens or other non-L in canon's lineup. It's a very good lens in my opinion.

You should look out for a USED copy of this lens, as you might be able to get a great bargain! It's a rugged lens that holds up well over time, so used copies that aren't too abused should be great.
 

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Hi JoeSeo,

welcome to CS
 

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