My friend has a $500 budget for a Canon or Nikon DSLR

Started Dec 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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peevee1 Senior Member • Posts: 6,247
Re: My friend has a $500 budget for a Canon or Nikon DSLR

kgbruce01 wrote:

Damianicus wrote:

Maybe I can get her to spend a little more.

No need, there are lots of camaeras in that range.

I was thinking used Canon XSI body and a used Tamron 17-55mm.

those are fine, but a new kit and kit lens will be just as good,

I told her to avoid the kit lenses

Why would you do a thing like that? Thats just silly! That implies there is something inherently wrong with kit lenses, and there is not.


I think he meant Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical IF SP AF (what a name). And no, the kit 18-55/3.5-5.6 is not as good, especially in low light.

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