Bag Eos

Bag Eos
Is this a good deal on a Canon Digital Slr?

– Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
– Canon – 75-300mm f/4-5.6 Iii Zoom Lens
– Starter kit that comes with an extra battery, Camera Bag and a 58mm protective UV filter

All of this for $649. I want a camera that me and my wife can use. She is a teacher and I am a photo hobbyist. I wanted to move p to digital SLR.

For less than $100 you can upgrade to the Canon XSi and pick up some added features and benefits.

The kit you show would be fine for outdoor photography with the 75-300mm lens but indoors you’ll need a lot of room to maneuver that big lens – and 70mm is not wide enough for indoor group pictures in an average room. Plus, the 70-300mm lens apparently does not have Image Stabilization (IS) which a big long lens needs – unless you plan on always using a tripod.

The XS and the XSi comes with the standard 18-55mm IS lens which I believe will be more useful for you, especially indoors. Later on you can add another lens, perhaps the EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM or the EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM.

Although you didn’t specify where you saw the kit you listed, if you’re buying on-line I suggest first checking the seller at http://www.resellerratings.com Unfortunately there are as many (if not more) on-line scam artists as there are reputable sellers. One favorite trick is to sell you what’s known as a “gray market” camera and lens. Sure its cheaper but if you need warranty service you’ll have to ship it off to its country of origin since it wasn’t imported by an authorized Canon importer.

Here are some well-known, trusted on-line sellers:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com
http://www.adorama.com
http://www.keh.com
http://www.uniquephoto.com
http://www.beachcamera.com
http://www.ritzcamera.com

Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Pre Shoot Bag & Camera Checklist – Canon Eos 350d / Digital Rebel XT

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Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 f2 STM Lens for EOS M M2 digital camera w/Bag [Near Mint]


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500mm F6.3-22 Telephoto Lens Fixed Focus with T2-EOS Adapter for Canon with Bag


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YONGNUO YN 35mm F2 Camera Lens for Nikon Canon EOS YN35MM Lenses AF MF Wide


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Yn 35mm F2 Camera Lens Eos Yn35mm Lenses Af Mf Wide Angle Lens For 600d 60d 5di,


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Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 2971C002 Accessory Gadget Bag Bundle


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Meike 35mm F1.4 APS-C Lens Portrait Large Aperture for Canon EOS-M EF-M With Bag


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YONGNUO YN50mm YN50 F1.8 EF EOS 50 MM AF objectif de caméra MF pour Canon


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Fotodiox PRO CANON EOS-XL with carrying bag


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Upgraded Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II Prime Lens AF/ MF Focus for CANON EF EOS + Bag


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YONGNUO YN50mm YN50 F1.8 EF EOS 50MM AF MF Camera Lens For Canon Rebel T6 EOS


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50mm Lens Canon Rebel Auto or Manual YN50 F1.8 EF EOS AF MF Camera Value Fast


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 58MM ZOOM LENS + CARRYING CASE BAG +TRIPOD FOR CANON EOS REBEL T3 T3I T5 T5I T4


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WIDE ANGLE LENS +MACRO LENS + CARRYING BAG CASE FOR CANON EOS REBEL DSLR CAMERAS


WIDE ANGLE LENS +MACRO LENS + CARRYING BAG CASE FOR CANON EOS REBEL DSLR CAMERAS


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58MM WIDE ANGLE LENS + CARRYING BAG CASE BAG FOR CANON EOS REBEL T1I T2I T3I T4I


58MM WIDE ANGLE LENS + CARRYING BAG CASE BAG FOR CANON EOS REBEL T1I T2I T3I T4I


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Canon EOS EF Macro Adapter Lens Ring Set Extension Tube Ring Kit w/Storage Bag


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6pcs 58mm Gradient Color Filter + Cleaning Cloth + Bag For Canon EOS 1100D


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