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Old Jan 28, 2011, 11:44 AM   #11
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Does it look too good to be true? I got the link from this site. I have NEVER bought a camera without checking with this site.
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Old Jan 28, 2011, 12:24 PM   #12
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look at newegg.com or adorama or bh. That kit has allot of junk in it. The 75-300 is a very poor lens.

I would look at just going with the 60D body, 28-135 and a class 6 or 10 transcend card. The tripod that that kit comes with is pretty junky. And all you need to do is get a nice bag and you are set. SD card reader if you do not have one already are pretty cheap also.
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http://www.photovideosuperstore.com/...t.asp?id=25456

That's the deal I'm thinking about taking.
Let's see.

The Contact page goes to an e-mail address, with no street address or other contact information.

http://www.photovideosuperstore.com/...us/default.asp

The domain contacts are in Portugal:

http://whois.domaintools.com/photovideosuperstore.com

Sure, I'll give them my credit card number (not). ;-)
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Old Jan 28, 2011, 12:50 PM   #14
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WOW... you all just RAWK!!! Thank you all SO much for having my back. I would have been CRUSHED if I would have gotten ripped off.
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Old Jan 28, 2011, 1:13 PM   #15
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ef 28-135IS USM. T
How much of a difference is in the lens you listed and this one
Canon EF-S 18-135mm Lens?
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Old Jan 28, 2011, 1:51 PM   #16
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The 28-135 IS USM, focus faster the the 18-135, and optically the 28-135 has less distortion then the 18-135. But the 18-135 is wider so for good lighting indoor stuff it is a better working angle at 18mm and a bette group shot lens.
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Thanks for breaking it down like that for me. I appreciate it so much
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Old Feb 5, 2011, 1:51 AM   #18
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The 75-300 is a very poor lens.
What makes this a 'poor' lens?
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Old Feb 5, 2011, 2:00 AM   #19
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Allot of distortion, it is a budget lens and not very sharp. That is why it is so cheap. Not one of canon's best efforts. The ef-s 55-250 is a much better lens, it is shaper and has IS.
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Hi Shoturtle

Thanks for sharing your photos of Macau. I found these very interesting, and a good variety to share different aspects of daily life, architecture, people, street scenes, etc.

I would love to travel to China one day... and that is a real possibility with quite a few Chinese friends. Not sure if I'd get to Macau, but who knows?

I particularly like all the photos from your 2nd set. You did very good with the night photos you took (so you used a tripod, I assume).

Regarding the Canon 28-135mm USM IS lens, I also have that lens, and it served me since 2005, when I bought it with the Canon 350D- and used it as my walk around lens till mid 2010. Then I bought a 15-85mm (and have a Canon 7D).

A lot of people knock the 28-135mm lens, but I find it's still a very handy lens, e.g. for 'informal portraits' and some street scenes, etc. While it's not wide (on a crop body) - it still takes good shots and the 135mm on the long end is handy. While my 15-85mm is now my prefered and most used walk around, I'll still aim to keep the 28-135mm.

Thanks again for sharing!

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