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Wait
When was there a T3i?

O-o

I'm really out of the loop.

Last month.
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Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I have my mind set on the Rebel series, just not sure which one yet. I'll decide which one when i see what kinda deals i can get on them. Figure i'll start with that since i'm noob, pick up some lenses, then get a nice body down the road.

Just a question about the kit. I hear that the 18-55 lens is so-so, should i spring for the 18-135 kit? Or is it basically the same quality? Should i just get the 18-55 and save that money and get some prime lenses?
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If you really want to save some money and have it in your budget, my suggestion would be to use the Canon Loyalty Program to pick up the T2i body, and use the savings on whatever lens you think you would use most.

What's that? You dont know about the Canon Loyalty Program? Well..

Canon Loyalty Program info (including recent price updates)

Grab yourself a broken point and shoot for like $15 (if you really need one, PM me, I have one that I was going to use that I could let go for that amount) and use it to trade in for ~20% off the going refurb price from CanonUSA. This would bring [I]just/I] the body alone down to $447.99, or with the 18-55 to $511.99 + tax in the state which your CC was opened).

The camera/kit would come in a plain white box from Canon. There's a gold sticker with the word 'refurbished' on the camera, but it's easily removable. Most reports are that cameras are coming out looking and feeling brand new. There's a 90 day warranty through the CLP program, and I've only very rarely seen issues where people have had to utilize it, but when it has been used, they send you out another refurb, pretty much no problem. Usually less than 1000 shutter activations, and many have indicated that they have received their cameras with less than 100 clicks on them.
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Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I have my mind set on the Rebel series, just not sure which one yet. I'll decide which one when i see what kinda deals i can get on them. Figure i'll start with that since i'm noob, pick up some lenses, then get a nice body down the road.

Just a question about the kit. I hear that the 18-55 lens is so-so, should i spring for the 18-135 kit? Or is it basically the same quality? Should i just get the 18-55 and save that money and get some prime lenses?
The two lenses are similar in IQ and build quality. Both are non-USM kit lenses with first generation IS. Both lenses are actually very sharp indeed. The "so-so" label is in reference to their lesser build quality and lack of USM. I think it's definitely a worthwhile lens to get right off the bat, but the other popular solution is to get the 18-55 and then pick up the 55-250, which gives you a greater range overall.
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I really do need to agree w/ Gone -- I've taken some nice shots with the kit lens and I think the IQ on it is pretty darn good. USM is a nice feature to have, but in my experience, it just saves you time (and eardrums).
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Aweome, thanks for your help guys. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to snapping shots and sharing them.
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