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Old Nov 19, 2010, 4:08 PM   #21
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Yes, but the question was about the t2i option.
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 4:21 PM   #22
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Thank U All, any inputs on best price for the Canon kit ? I know Pentax k-r kit is $900.
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 4:24 PM   #23
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T2i is 1060 dollars on amazon. 210 for the 55-250 and 850 for the t2i with 18-55
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 4:25 PM   #24
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And secondly can v say that that the k-r,and the t2i/550d r the best options in the entry/ mid level DSLR range? or is there better?
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Yeah, you are looking at 2 of top 3 currently in this segment.
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and the 3rd is ? Sony? or Nikon D90/7000 ?
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 4:41 PM   #27
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Hi again,
I'm back for another camera option opinion/advice.Which camera kit would give me the best picture quality{generally(kids,outdoors,wildlife,in-doors),in low light, with or without built in flash} in the given price range?
If you can live without video in return for the best Live View system around, I'd do this with a $1K budget.

Sony A500 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM lens for $520 with free shipping from B&H while supplies last:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...0_12_3_MP.html

Sony 35mm f/1.8 DT SAM lens for $174.99 with free shipping:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...f_1_8_SAM.html

Update: the 35mm f/1.8 is temporarily out of stock at B&H, but adorama.com still has them for the same price ($174.99 with free shipping). See http://www.adorama.com/ISO3518DT.html? , and you can also find them at sonystyle.com for $174.99 now

Used Minolta Maxxum 50mm f/1.7 AF lens in EX condition for approx. $72
http://www.keh.com/camera/Minolta-Ma...105000170?r=FE

Used Minolta Maxxum 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 APO Macro AF lens in EX condition for approx. $189
http://www.keh.com/camera/Minolta-Ma...99072148N?r=FE

That adds up to $955.99 before any additional shipping costs for the two used lenses from keh.com, and all lenses would be stabilized on that Sony body.

That combo should keep you in your $1K budget, giving you a bright prime for existing light use with the 35mm f/1.8 (about the same angle of view you'd have using a 52.5mm lens on a 35mm camera), combined with a little longer bright prime (the 50mm f/1.7 when you have room to use it, giving you about the same angle of view you'd have using a 75mm lens on a 35mm camera), a longer zoom lens with nice quality (100-300mm, giving you the same angle of view you'd have using a 150-450mm lens on a 35mm camera), as well as a kit lens for general purpose and walk around use, or when you need something wider than the 35mm f/1.8 (an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, with approx. the same angle of view you'd have using a 27-82.5mm lens on a 35mm camera).

Then, add more lenses later as budget permits. For example, the new Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM lens for $224.99 (giving you about the same angle of view you'd have using a 127.5mm lens on a 35mm camera):
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Mid_range.html
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 5:15 PM   #28
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for entry t2i, t1i and k-r, then k-x

The d90, and sony a5xx are more advance cameras. in the more advance, the d7000, canon d60, and pentax k-7. And the semi pro canon 7D, nikon d300s, pentax k-5
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Someone posted they got the t2i for the 18-55 and 55-250 on Amazon

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wh...st-dsrl-7.html

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Thank U All, any inputs on best price for the Canon kit ? I know Pentax k-r kit is $900.
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 4:50 AM   #30
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Would a Leica 4/3 fit in somewhere? I know that their DSLR would b very xpensive.
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