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User currently offlineFlamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

I am planning on buying the Canon 400D, (rebel XTi), plus the Sigma 170-500mm lens. I can get the camera body for 325, which extremely cheap, and the lens for $540. I'm planning on buying it frm royalcamera.com
Has anyone had any experience with this site. Since the prices are so low, I'm a bit nervous buying from them. Are they reliable? Second, is the setup i have now good? I have a canon 18-55 from my film SLR and I plan to use that on the Rebel.
Thanks

Ashwin


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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1895-p2-s1-d1.html

This one is classic:

7/25/06 1:43 PM
I called this place about the Nikon d200 w/starter kit and when I ask what does it comes with they told me that with a lens, tripod and carring case. when I asked about the Baterry the Scream at me and said NO and then hang the phone on me .


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

Apparently royalcamera.com is a scam/fraud company:
http://www.viewonline.com/pages/editorials/cameraincident.htm

You will find more on Google...

The 400D is a good camera. I can't comment on the Sigma lens though, but for me personally a zoom starting at 170mm would be too much. It depends on where you're going to shoot (how far away from the airport).

-Manuel

[Edited 2006-10-09 20:19:30]


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User currently offlineFlamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

I will definetly stay away from ths buyer. Warning to all out there: All the camera stores off of Shopcartusa.com are rip offs. I read reviews from each of their vendors, and each one is a scam. I guess I'll be buying mine from Onecall or someplace for much more.  Sad


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3265 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

I'd never trust someone or someplace that goes by the name of "Royal"

 Smile


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

Quoting Flamedude707 (Thread starter):
I'm planning on buying it frm royalcamera.com
Has anyone had any experience with this site

BEWARE!!!

They are a bunch of scammers.

Google royalcameras customer reviews and enjoy youreslf...


User currently offlineAirMalta From Malta, joined Mar 2006, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

I would use adorama.com or b&h to buy the camera or cameta camera......these are trusted for sure maybe clickhappy can tell more than me, Im on the otherside of the world!!But I have purchased my D100 from adorama and it was fine!!
Malcolm


User currently offlineFlamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Thanks for the replies, and I would like to get back on the other subject... Is that setup a decent one, or should I look into something else?


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User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 1):
This one is classic:

7/25/06 1:43 PM
I called this place about the Nikon d200 w/starter kit and when I ask what does it comes with they told me that with a lens, tripod and carring case. when I asked about the Baterry the Scream at me and said NO and then hang the phone on me .

I never saw such many negative opinions. This shop is a pey..

Quoting Flamedude707 (Thread starter):
Sigma 170-500mm lens

People using this lens are very happy with it. In my case I'd recommend you only original Prosumer lenses ( in Canon the L series...)

Cheers


User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Depending on your needs, I assume you are a beginner, the set up planned is totally ok. The 170-500 is certainly not the fastest and sharpest lens out there, but for the price (when buying it at www.bhphotovideo.com) you can't do anything wrong. Around 800mm focal length ain't that bad either.

I have used the 170-500 in the old days....Just do a search for Vasco Garcia / Boston Logan prior to 2001 and you"ll find plenty of shots taken with the 170-500mm. But be aware that back then no affordable DSLR was available, thus some of the images maybe lacking in quality.

Vasco G.


User currently offlineAirMalta From Malta, joined Mar 2006, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Personally I have the Sigma 170-500mm not very impressed with it infact never used it for digital....I would say the L sens for Canon 100-400mm is much better
Is there any AF 400mm F2.8 for Nikon?
Malcolm


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 4):
I'd never trust someone or someplace that goes by the name of "Royal"

I learned that about when...well...you started screening. Go figure.


User currently offlineSFO2SVO From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 4):
I'd never trust someone or someplace that goes by the name of "Royal"

Hmm, I do like KLM  Smile



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User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

I own the 170-500 and just ordered a 400D five minutes ago. I've never had any problems with the Sigma. A lot of people talk bad about it, but in the year I've owned it I've never had a complaint.


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User currently offlineFlamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Thanks for the posting the shots everyone. It really helps to see actual products. In no way do I consider this self plugging. It is extremely helpful. If others think it is wrong, then they need to seriously relax a little.


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