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Old Nov 18, 2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 12:18 AM   #2
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Sorry...I got tired of reading all the sales crap in the post for it. If you want it to be a good deal, you need to research the lenses (& other gear) with it &/or if you can buy the whole kit cheaper (or get better components as cheaply) elsewhere.

While it's a great camera...you have to decide if the "bundled" components worth the extra price?
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 2:22 AM   #3
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It matters what you want. IMHO the lenses, memory card, and cases with the XT body is worth $1200 on the other hand the tripods, filters, lens cleaner, flash, lens cleaning kit, and wide angle lens attachment are crap.


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Old Nov 19, 2005, 12:58 PM   #4
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stay away from those kits.. you get 2nd rate accessories... stay very far away..

better to just start off with the camera w/ the kit lens.. and then build your kit with high quality lenses and accessories..
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 1:43 PM   #5
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I know the flash and some of the other stuff is crap, but the lenses, the card, and the casesseem nice. I think I can get the body for $799 at newegg and the lenses (both of them in a set) for $199, and the card for $100....so for about $1100. Do you think the sigma lenses are better than the kit lens?
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Old Nov 19, 2005, 1:55 PM   #6
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not the sigma lenses that come in that set.. they are sigma's lowest quality.. the kit lens is better..

get the body with kit lens.. $899... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830120031

this here is the best combination of speed/size and value in cards, 2gb and 50x write speed ..$111
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820160033

then order this lens from sigm4less.com.. this is the BETTER version of the 70-300 lens.. the APO means it is much much sharper.. this is one of the best values in tele lenses made today.. $189
http://www.sigma4less.com/sess/utn;j...300F4ADCA%3D29

so for approximately $1200 you will have a kit that will serve you much better than your previously mentioned ideas..

best of luck to ya,
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THANK YOU!! Really appreciate the links and everything, looks like a great package.
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