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intence01 02-20-2013 08:40 AM

Canon T4i w/18-55mm and 55-250mm $699 + FS
 
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eBay Deal of the Day through PMI Digital (I believe they're the same as Profeel? They're authorized though).

Canon T4i kit w/18-55mm lens + 55-250mm lens

Very good deal since you're essentially getting the 55-250mm lens for $100. Good starter set of lenses as well.

Canon T4i [ebay.com]

Better deal IMO than the Kit for $599 that we recently saw, you're getting the 55-250mm for $100 more, in the past I've been able to Craigslist this for $150, but depending on supply/demand since this gets bundled in quite a bit.

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runningman414 02-20-2013 08:59 AM

PMI Digital is on the Canon Authorized Dealer list. This deal is missing a few of those little extras that usually get this to the front page.

andromeda3 02-20-2013 09:17 AM

Wait for the T4i with STM lens deal. Though it is more in cost, but it is a better purchase than getting this one with the standard lens.

intence01 02-20-2013 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by andromeda3 (Post 57707642)
Wait for the T4i with STM lens deal. Though it is more in cost, but it is a better purchase than getting this one with the standard lens.

The 18-55mm and 55-250mm are both quite capable. The STM gives you lesser range, and still average quality at best.

Depends what you're going to use it for. I really don't see the point of buying a bulky SLR, and then getting an 18-135mm or 18-200mm once size fits all lens. If you're doing video, you're probably interested in STM. Otherwise i'd grab this kit, and would probably try to sell the 55-250mm. If you're buying a camera that can take interchangeable lenses, then make use of that feature.

On a crop sensor like the T4i, I'd grab the 85mm f1.8 and 50mm f1.8 or f1.4 depending on budget. If the Sigma 30mm f1.4 is still $289 or whatever on clearance i'd grab one of those first, since I doubt we'll see something at that price for a while. The 30,50,85 combo is relatively low cost and would give wonderful pictures. Yes you'd have three lenses, but they'll give you high quality results. The consumer zooms are convenient, but that's about it, they don't provide the same image quality, the same blur (bokeh), or the same ability to shoot in low light.

thetailwind 02-20-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by andromeda3 (Post 57707642)
Wait for the T4i with STM lens deal. Though it is more in cost, but it is a better purchase than getting this one with the standard lens.

Im doing the same. Its been a while

andromeda3 02-20-2013 09:53 AM

How does this compare to the bugdig sale 2 weeks ago? that one seemed slightly better.

intence01 02-20-2013 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by andromeda3 (Post 57708598)
How does this compare to the bugdig sale 2 weeks ago? that one seemed slightly better.

I think it came with a bag + blower or something. Usually I don't worry about the no-name add-ons, especially if you're planning on buying a better bag or something.

NKDigoxin 02-20-2013 10:14 AM

this is a good deal, in my area, you can pawn off the 18-55 for $100 and 55-250 for $140
and this is an authorized seller under warranty!

just to contribute to the conversation about lenses, i highly recommend the tamron 2.8 17-50 non-vc version for crop sensor cameras. it won't do as well as the primes OP mentioned, but still a great midzoom for those who want flexibility. http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-17-5...B000EXR0SI

intence01 02-20-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by ColtsFan18 (Post 57709208)
this is a good deal, in my area, you can pawn off the 18-55 for $100 and 55-250 for $140
and this is an authorized seller under warranty!

just to contribute to the conversation about lenses, i highly recommend the tamron 2.8 17-50 non-vc version for crop sensor cameras. it won't do as well as the primes OP mentioned, but still a great midzoom for those who want flexibility. http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-17-5...B000EXR0SI

Yes, that's another great budget lens. Fixed f2.8 aperture, and great quality. On a crop camera, it would likely be my choice, otherwise the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 at double the price. I'd probably lean towards the Tamron though for the price, and grab a few primes with the money saved

altan215 02-20-2013 10:27 AM

any idea when the successor to the t4i should be coming out?

noticed that the t3i and t4i have been coming out around feb/mar in the past couple years. waiting to jump on a good deal on the t4i once a new model comes out. looking to get one mid/late march.

i know one can only speculate, but i don't have much background on photography, just looking for a deal for my gf before she goes on a trip. TIA!

intence01 02-20-2013 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by altan215 (Post 57709602)
any idea when the successor to the t4i should be coming out?

noticed that the t3i and t4i have been coming out around feb/mar in the past couple years. waiting to jump on a good deal on the t4i once a new model comes out. looking to get one mid/late march.

i know one can only speculate, but i don't have much background on photography, just looking for a deal for my gf before she goes on a trip. TIA!

I don't think you'll see anything before then, except perhaps a new 70D. I'd be surprised to see a rebel body by then, and if it did materialize I'd expect it to be very similar to the T4i. Where is she traveling to? Would she want to carry an SLR with her, since it can be bulky if you're not used to it, also there's a bit of a learning curve unless you're planning to shoot auto. Not trying to discourage you, but maybe see if she wants to carry a big camera, if not look for a deal on something smaller.

Nobody knows for sure, if there are any significant changes, I would expect those to appear in a 70D or 7D MKII. Canon's been using the 18MP sensor since the 7D, so it's several years old now. If there are to be major changes (new sensor) to the rebel line, then I would guess it would happen after the 70D or 7D MKII which are rumored to be released later this year.

If the successor is announced, I wouldn't expect it to be this price for a while. My guess is that the people who purchased a T2i and T3i aren't likely to upgrade to the T4i, and so we've seen the price drop relatively quickly. I would expect that if a new generation with a new sensor was to be released, it may take longer for the price to come down as it would be a justifiable upgrade for more users.

batotman 02-20-2013 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by andromeda3 (Post 57707642)
Wait for the T4i with STM lens deal. Though it is more in cost, but it is a better purchase than getting this one with the standard lens.

Having owned the T4i, 18-135 STM, 40 STM, 18-55 IS II, and 55-250, I concur.

The T4i w/18-135 STM is where your money is best spent for a versatile walkaround kit. The 18-55 may satisfy some but any serious user will want to upgrade and ditch it. I also had the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. It was my favorite until I got the Canon 17-55 f/2.8. However, I still used the 18-135 STM more often when I had it. Then I upgraded to a 6D and full frame and that's a whole 'nother story. I miss that touch screen (but could do without the articulating). :bounce:

mrdavidf 02-20-2013 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by intence01 (Post 57707820)
I really don't see the point of buying a bulky SLR, and then getting an 18-135mm or 18-200mm once size fits all lens.

the 18-200 allows you to not have to carry around 2 lenses and switch 'em. This all helps keep dust out, and maybe dropping or scratching of lenses when changing.

altan215 02-20-2013 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by intence01 (Post 57709700)
I don't think you'll see anything before then, except perhaps a new 70D. I'd be surprised to see a rebel body by then, and if it did materialize I'd expect it to be very similar to the T4i. Where is she traveling to? Would she want to carry an SLR with her, since it can be bulky if you're not used to it, also there's a bit of a learning curve unless you're planning to shoot auto. Not trying to discourage you, but maybe see if she wants to carry a big camera, if not look for a deal on something smaller.

Nobody knows for sure, if there are any significant changes, I would expect those to appear in a 70D or 7D MKII. Canon's been using the 18MP sensor since the 7D, so it's several years old now. If there are to be major changes (new sensor) to the rebel line, then I would guess it would happen after the 70D or 7D MKII which are rumored to be released later this year.

If the successor is announced, I wouldn't expect it to be this price for a while. My guess is that the people who purchased a T2i and T3i aren't likely to upgrade to the T4i, and so we've seen the price drop relatively quickly. I would expect that if a new generation with a new sensor was to be released, it may take longer for the price to come down as it would be a justifiable upgrade for more users.

appreciate the info! she's had an xsi 12mp for awhile. just sold it and looking for a replacement.

any significant changes between t3i vs t4i? any comments on IQ between t3i and t4i?

CptObvious 02-20-2013 11:49 AM

The T2i-T3i-T4i share the same sensor. Image quality is similar, except the T4i may be slightly better due to better noise reduction in the processor. Canon's been lazy in this regard, rehashing the same sensor over 3 generations.

I highly recommend keeping the 55-250mm IS. I think it's Canon's best bang-for-the-buck lens along with the 50mm 1.8. In fact I would take this lens over the next step up (Canon 70-300mm IS, Tamron 70-300mm VC) due to similar performance at a smaller size/weight/cost.

Canon's kit lens is also very good, one of the best in image quality among all the manufacturers' 18-55 kit lenses.

This and the $290 Sigma 30mm that's also on DOD should be a great setup for anyone under $1000.

gfx2 02-20-2013 12:00 PM

i am thinking of finally ditching my D3000 with 18-55 non-VR and 55-200VR (all Nikkors) for a Canon
Thinking of this, and also getting some sort of prime (either the sigma 30mm or canon's own 50mm)

Will it be worth it? Also, will it be better to replace the 18-55 from this kit by a 17-50 or something like that? All help is appreciated.

intence01 02-20-2013 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by CptObvious (Post 57712108)
The T2i-T3i-T4i share the same sensor. Image quality is similar, except the T4i may be slightly better due to better noise reduction in the processor. Canon's been lazy in this regard, rehashing the same sensor over 3 generations.

I highly recommend keeping the 55-250mm IS. I think it's Canon's best bang-for-the-buck lens along with the 50mm 1.8. In fact I would take this lens over the next step up (Canon 70-300mm IS, Tamron 70-300mm VC) due to similar performance at a smaller size/weight/cost.

Canon's kit lens is also very good, one of the best in image quality among all the manufacturers' 18-55 kit lenses.

This and the $290 Sigma 30mm that's also on DOD should be a great setup for anyone under $1000.

The T4i adds some AF for video, but more importantly all AF points are cross-type which are far more sensitive. If the price difference isn't that much I'd suggest going for the T4i for the better AF since that's something you'll use all the time.

andromeda3 02-20-2013 01:04 PM

Deal Expired.

intence01 02-20-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by gfx2 (Post 57712444)
i am thinking of finally ditching my D3000 with 18-55 non-VR and 55-200VR (all Nikkors) for a Canon
Thinking of this, and also getting some sort of prime (either the sigma 30mm or canon's own 50mm)

Will it be worth it? Also, will it be better to replace the 18-55 from this kit by a 17-50 or something like that? All help is appreciated.

Between Canon/Nikon in this price point, you won't see much of a difference. The best way to describe it is that they're both different. Canon has some lenses that Nikon doesn't have and vice-versa. Right now, Nikon's entry level cameras have better sensors than Canon, but I'd expect Canon to release something relatively soon. In general you're paying more for Nikon right now (or getting fewer features). D3200 is similarly priced to T4i deals, and D5200 is around $900 for the kit which is pricey IMO.

In the end it doesn't really matter if you have Canon or Nikon, they'll both perform well.

If you want a very good walk-around lens, then the 17-50 (Tamron non-VC or pony up for the Canon or Nikon equivalents at around $1k) are very good. Personally, i'd rather get a few primes.

tleco9956 02-20-2013 04:21 PM

Good deal! Dallas CL has a listing for a T1i with 17-55 len for $750
This person must be hiding under a rock for the last few years

tleco9956 02-20-2013 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CptObvious (Post 57712108)
The T2i-T3i-T4i share the same sensor. Image quality is similar, except the T4i may be slightly better due to better noise reduction in the processor. Canon's been lazy in this regard, rehashing the same sensor over 3 generations.

I highly recommend keeping the 55-250mm IS. I think it's Canon's best bang-for-the-buck lens along with the 50mm 1.8. In fact I would take this lens over the next step up (Canon 70-300mm IS, Tamron 70-300mm VC) due to similar performance at a smaller size/weight/cost.

Canon's kit lens is also very good, one of the best in image quality among all the manufacturers' 18-55 kit lenses.

This and the $290 Sigma 30mm that's also on DOD should be a great setup for anyone under $1000.

DIGI5 for t41
Someposter also said they took out CROP video feature on the t4i.


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