I found a local Canon dealer in Hawaii who said his next shipment should be in this week. He has a package deal for the XTi and the 17-85 IS lens for $1299. Is that a good deal?
He also wants to sell me the 580EX for $470 for my indoor shots. He believes getting a low F lens wouldnt be worth it and I'm better off with the lens he's offering for everyday use and it will take fine "famly party" shots indoor with the flash.
Is that flash overkill? He said he has 430EX for $200 something. But said the cycle time is way worse. I would be able to take much more quicker shots with flash with teh 580EX, take MORE shots and the flash has a better even coverage width wise. And thats why I shouldnt get the 430ex.
He also said he could set me up with the 70-300 IS lens for like $699 or something.