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Old Jul 12, 2005, 1:52 AM   #1
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A friend of mine called me tonight & said that Sam's Club is runninga special on the 20D with the 18-55 Kit lens & a 1 GB CF card(no brand was mentioned)- at $1449.00 something. He e-mailed me the link but it would not let me log on - said the time had expired. I don't know if this is an online price only or in store as well.

You might want to check it out!

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Old Jul 12, 2005, 1:58 AM   #2
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fwiw here's a screen capture from Sam's website.
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 9:15 AM   #3
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I just looked it up and its still at that price-

http://www.samsclub.com/eclub/main_s...0&fid=1S10
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 11:13 AM   #4
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Problem is - you won't be happy with that lens very long.
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 11:23 AM   #5
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Agreed - as it is in my opinion a piece of plastic. so - sell it or trade it for something else/better.
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 12:12 PM   #6
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Also,

The CF card pictured is not high speed. You really want to get a high speed CF card with the 20D (Sandisk Ultra II or Extreme III or Lexar 80x). If you look at the CF card section of steve's reviews you'll see a link to rob goldbraith's website that reviews card performance by camera. Pay attention to the fact that you won't really see a big difference among the top 20 or so cards so you don't need the top rated card. But you should see a difference between a standard speed Lexar card and an 80x card with this camera.

That is the problem with many 'packages' offered by stores and etailers - the stuff they package it with usually isn't very good (especially true when they store puts it's own lense package together).
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 12:39 PM   #7
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If I were you, I would just wait for a Canon digital camera sale at Dell...if you're not in a hurry to get the camera. Not too long ago, the 20D body can be had for less than $1k after applying coupons.
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 12:42 PM   #8
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I have seen better prices,like at B&H.I got my 20D with kit lens for $1180 after rebat from a mall sale at Best Buy.I would have liked to beable to buy it from B&H but for a $250 - 300 savings I had to buy it there.My mall had a special 10-15-20% off promotion and I got 20% off.So look around and see who has the best price.



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Old Jul 15, 2005, 5:42 PM   #9
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The 18-55 lens is very good for what it is and id say even better then what most people expect.

I did it bought a wold and bought the kit lense and I DO NOT regret it. I have purchased othere L and pro lenses and this little lense has really come through on several occasions...

Get it.
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