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Runner168
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Is This A Good Combo?

Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:32 pm

Hey everyone I was just wondering if the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with the 18-55mm and 55-250mm is a good combo?

There is also an option to get the T5i with 18-135mm and the 55-250mm.

It's on amazon and the seller is Canon itself... it is a bundle deal, so I get to save $300-$400 than if i were to buy separately.

I will later save up to buy the 100-400L lens from Canon, which I'll hopefully use with the T5i.

Thanks in advance and thank you for any input.
 
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RE: Is This A Good Combo?

Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:28 pm

I'll just copy and paste a couple bits from previous threads:

Anyway, my advice: save on the camera body, splurge on the lens.

My suggestion: get a relatively cheap camera body with kit wide-angle lens. Say, the Rebel T3i (600D) + 18-55 lens.


Why get the T5i when you can get a T4i or T5 and have more money to put toward a lens or two?
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RE: Is This A Good Combo?

Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:02 pm

I'm no help whatsoever with Canon gear (I have some but don't use it anymore), but I can agree on the suggestion to get the best lens you can.

I started with Nikon bodies, first the D2xs, then the D3, D3x, D3s, and now the D4. I still have the ams lenses that I used with my first body.

Go for the glass.

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RE: Is This A Good Combo?

Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:07 pm

Quoting Runner168 (Thread starter):
Hey everyone I was just wondering if the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with the 18-55mm and 55-250mm is a good combo?

I agree with vikkyvik; unless you really like some features of the T5i, there's nothing wrong with saving a little money and going with a slightly older Rebel model.

As for the lenses, the 18-55 and the 55-250 is absolutely a good starter combination. The 18-55 is a great little lens for the price. The 55-250 leaves some to be desired, but works fine in most situations. The build quality on the 55-250 isn't spectacular, and it gets really soft beyond 200mm, but it's also much less expensive than every other lens in that zoom range.

If you're just starting out, that's a great starter kit. Once you're getting good enough to notice the faults in the lenses, then spend the money to upgrade to some L-glass.
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RE: Is This A Good Combo?

Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:27 am

Everyone, I understand about buying a cheaper body. BUT, the bundle deal I've found on amazon works only with the t5i with those lens. The bundle is T5i with 15-55mm and 55-250mm for 850 bucks... sold by Canon itself... no cheap scam third party seller.
 
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RE: Is This A Good Combo?

Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:11 am

Quoting Runner168 (Reply 4):
Everyone, I understand about buying a cheaper body. BUT, the bundle deal I've found on amazon works only with the t5i with those lens. The bundle is T5i with 15-55mm and 55-250mm for 850 bucks... sold by Canon itself... no cheap scam third party seller.

Here, save yourself $300:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...4-REG/canon_eos_rebel_t5_dslr.html
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