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Just ordered one from them

have to say I was VERY pleased with the guy on the phone. They are the only company that I've ordered on the phone at 11pm biggrin.gif
    
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Just ordered one from them
have to say I was VERY pleased with the guy on the phone. They are the only company that I've ordered on the phone at 11pm biggrin.gif

Congrats on the purchase, you will not regret it. I've had my t2i for about 2-3 weeks, and I LOVE it. thumb.gif
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I just noticed that the T1i Rebel no longer appears in the lookup for Canon Refurbished DSLR bodies... though I dont know if it's officially removed from the program or not, I would think that news would not bode well.
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Hey guys, awesome information.

I picked up a Canon PowerShot A620 on Craig's List for $25 and I'm sending that back.

I ended up ordering the Canon T2i with 18-55 kit lens for $483 shipped. How good is this camera for a permanent camera?

And how good is this lens compared to the 18-135mm? Because if the 18-135mm is the same quality, then I might just sell the 18-55mm and buy an 18-135mm.

Also, other than the Nifty Fifty, is there any other lens I should pick up as a "must have" that I can get for $300 or less used if I shop around right?

Thanks for the information again!
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The T2i is perfect for an amateur. I would keep the 18-55 and get both the 50 1.8 and the 55-250. Both are decent lenses for not too much money.
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I heard the Sigma 50-200 is a better all around lens than the 55-250. Any truth to this? I know all-loyal Canon photographers will frown on an off-brand lens but I've seen sample photos from the 50-200 and they look really good. Just wondering if anyone here has experience with that lens.
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I've never heard that lens come up even once in discussions for budget telephoto lenses, or heard of anyone shooting with it, which is probably saying something. I do know that the Canon 55-250 is widely known as the best telephoto zoom in that price range.

The one review I did find of the 50-200 shows it being pretty soft at 200mm, even when stopping down.
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post #118 of 157
Yeah it looks like the 55-250 takes some amazing pictures for a $150-200 lens. I hope I can find a good deal on one. My family is burning a hole in my pocket asking for money.

On that note: My T2i is in Bloomington CA! That's only 2.5 hours away! Maybe it'll be here tomorrow! YEEEE!!!
post #119 of 157
I just called Canon regarding this and was told my camera (A530) doesn't qualify because it's not "in need of repair". While that's easily "fixed", I'm wondering if everyone here has had to have a broken camera or if it's just been an older camera that's out of warranty (as it says in the FAQ) that they sent in?
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Yeah, it has to be 'in need of repair'. The program itself is actually designed to replace fixing older non-supported products, not just a cheap and easy way to sell refurbs. FAQ updated.

ALSO, herp a derp, 5D Mark II is back in the program. You're welcome.
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