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i am considering buying a canon xti and found this deal at best buy
is this a good deal? or not really. is there a better place to buy. i am leaning towards buying a package, body, or lens from best buy as i have $200 in gift certificates.

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The lens in that package is crap, but the camera is good. I have an XTi.

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You can get the body from best buy, seeing how you have the gift certificate, and get a better telephoto lens from eBay or even from Best Buy.

Though, unless you plan to go to a football game and photograph the game/players, that lens should be pretty good for standard use.

Search for reviews and take your time before you buy.

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I don't know if you've looked on craigslist for a camera body, but I would check it out if I were you. I see them all the time for around $500 with a kit lense here in Hawaii. You might even be able to find a used 20d with a lense for less than the price of the xti at best buy. I've even seen 30d's going around $600. Definitely pick up a body and save your extra $$$ for glass. Money is always best spent buying the right lenses.

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wheres a good spot to by glass from?
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eBay is great if you know what you are looking for. Same with craigslist.

As far as stores, Circuit City and Best Buy have some stuff, Ritz/Wolf Camera isn't too bad, but usually have higher prices.

Local camera stores, (if you can find any) are great!

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A good source for used Canon gear is the classified section at www.photography-on-the.net

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