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Old Dec 31, 2005, 2:37 PM   #1
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I have decided to get the KM 5D, the best price I have found is $ 449 without kit lense or $609 with kit lense. Is the kit lense worth $160? I want to get the 70-210 f4 lense, can get it on ebay for $80-$120. but I will need a walking around lenes. but I don't know what I need!

I am new to this my main camera now is the Exlim EX-S2, I did have a c-3000 but sold it. So I don't know very much about cameras and nothing about DSLR cameras, So please help :-)


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Old Dec 31, 2005, 5:00 PM   #2
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no, the kit lens is junk

see if you can find a 35-70 f4 macro used or get the 50 f1.7
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Old Dec 31, 2005, 9:50 PM   #3
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...$ 449 without kit lense or $609 with kit lense. Is the kit lense worth $160? ...
Almost certainly those are not from the same dealer -and I don't think I would trust the one selling at $499, that is to much cheaper than reputable dealers charge. At B&H the 5d sells for $50 more with the 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6(D) AF DT kit lens ($650 vs $600).

My impressionreading commentsfrom the folks who have the 5d kit lens is thatit is not the best lens in the world, but it is far from junk. Much better than you could reasonably expect for $50. Probably not a real good deal at $150 though.
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Old Dec 31, 2005, 11:02 PM   #4
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I did a search for ExpressCameras and they have a VERY bad rep so I will not buy from them. And all the other places the price diff is 50-60. The best price at a place with a good review is http://www.profeelvideo.com/it has a 9.39 rating on http://www.resellerratings.comand ExpressCameras.com has 0.00 for last 6month and a .98 lifetime. Not very good. B&H is a little better then profeelvideo at 9.54 and it is only about $20 more then profeelvideo so I will more then likey buy from them.



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Old Jan 1, 2006, 9:29 AM   #5
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18-70mm from kit is not bad and give some for his price.
Here in europe, it goes alone on ebay for approx 100€ (120$).

Difference between 5D body and 5D kit is approx 65€ (75$) and it is worth of it.
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The kit lens is not junk at all. If you can get with the body at a reasonable price it is well worth having. I have one and use it for wide shots.
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Well thanks,:-) I bought it at B&H. I got the lense. At B&H the diff was $50, they were not the cheapest but they wasn't much higher, and a lot of people said to go with them. Good rep. $649 without shipping not bad that is not counting$50 rebate socost is $599


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