60D Kit Lenses
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08-10-11, 01:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: East Devon
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Its a great camera you should look at the Nikon d5100 as well. I personally think its a better camera and went for this. It's better high iso and dynamic range performance sold it for me. Its Â£600 its a great camera. I would have a play with the both instore and see what feels nicer.
Good advice there that's what I did and ended up buying a different camera to the one I intended (it was a Canon instead of a Nikon
I think TBH there is not a lot in it between Canon & Nikon and at the end of the day it is what you prefer handling and usability wise.
With regards to kit lenses Canons are a lot better (they used to be pants so much so my local shop refused to sell them and substituted a Sigma instead) than they used to be and are perfectly usable and certainly a good starting point until you decide what you want to do, google around for reviews on the lens range your interested in, look at similar focal ranges from Canon, Tamron and Sigma. If you find something you prefer then see if a deal can be struck with a local camera shop when buying all the gear together obviously if you go online it will be more difficult but having said that I was able to haggle via e-mail for studio lights and an IR trigger.
One word of advice get a print out of all the kit you want at the cheapest price from a reputable online dealer (not someone that ships from abroad or deals in grey imports), go into a local dealer and see if they can match it I did that when I bought my 7D and actually got the lot a few quid cheaper. I guess by doing that he new he had a sale and I was prepared to go elsewhere this also makes life easier if you have any issues with the gear.
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