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    DefaultQuestion about the Rebel?

    I am looking into buying a Canon Rebel XT. I've read reviews and people have said that the lens that comes with the camera is pretty crappy. Those who have/had the Rebel, how is the lens that comes with it? Or should I look at getting only the body and get a lens separate? If getting the lens separate which do you prefer or use most...75-300mm? I do plan on getting other lenses along the road but right now, I would only be getting one.

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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    I don't have a Rebel, but the lens I use the most is
    the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 EX DG Macro APO. You can get this
    lens with either a Canon or Nikon mount. This lens is usually
    always on my camera. I love it.

    The kit lenses are not that bad unless you are a serious
    pro-photographer, you probably won't be able to tell much
    with your kit lens... except you will get good shots The
    lens that came with my Nikon is an 18-55 and I absolutely
    love it, it has taken some fantastic shots, and the reviews on
    this lens suck.

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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    Thanks Raian! I was just checking to see what people on here thought of the lens...I am not a professional so I think I will get the kit lens for now!

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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    I think you'll be happy with it. They usually choose kit lenses that the "non-pro" photographer would have good results with. Enjoy it and save your $$$ for future lens purchases.

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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    For the difference between the body only or body and lens, you can't buy a lens this cheap. The kit lens isn't all that bad for beginners. I use it a lot. It's my widest angle lens.


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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    I have the Canon Rebel XT & the kit lens is not bad. I am a beginner & I'm learning with it. I did buy the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. It is a nice zoom lens & good for me. I need to save up for the lens I really want, the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS. (It was way out of my price range, especially since I had just got my camera.) I got a Canon 50mm f1/4 for Chritmas & it's nice for portraits.
    Once you get the camera & kit lens, you will find what kind of lens you would use alot & get a better lens.
    I use my kit lens alot.

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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    Georgie, you might want to think about the 70-300mm equivalent to that lens. If you're like Linda and me, as soon as you buy that lens, you're going to realize that you want more distance than the 200mm will give you. For dogs, I think the 300 is a good focal length. Linda and I are looking at lenses with 400-500mm upper focal lengths because we shoot so many birds and other wildlife.


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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    I took a lot of great pictures w/ the kit lens! I've since added several other lenses but occasionally I'll still use the kit lens. I really don't think you'll be disappointed. Just realize the camera is only the tip of the iceburg! ;D

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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    i really like my canon rebel xt kit lens. i use it quite frequently, too.

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    DefaultRe: Question about the Rebel?

    Don't discount the Pentax cameras. The new camera bodies are getting great reviews and the kit lenses are quite good. You can also use all of the old pentax lenses on them, so there is potential savings in buying used lenses.

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