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Canon D40, with or without kit lens

by hxs / July 16, 2008 7:53 PM PDT

I am tempting to upgrade to 40D from Amazon, as the price drops to $899 for body only now !

Some friends suggested me to get the one with kit lens for additional $220.

I found the kit lens 28-135mm is about $690 on Amazon. Other sellers are selling $200 less though.

I have 18-55mm, 50mm, 70-200mm F/4 L so far, with my XTi. Is it worth to get this kit lens, considering its discounted price?


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Good lens
by mopscare42 / July 16, 2008 11:53 PM PDT

The 28-135mm kit lens is a very good lens for the price.
The $690.00 from Amazon is way too high as from the places I have looked they are more in the $400.00 range, but for $220.00 more with the camera, that's a good buy.
I bought the 40D with that same lens and find it to be very sharp and clear and I probably use it more than any of my lenses.

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Kit price
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 1:01 AM PDT

That is a good price for that kit.

That 28-135 lens sells retail for $410 (

But if you already have the three lenses you mentioned, the 28-135 lens would be redundant.


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by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / July 17, 2008 6:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Kit price

If you have the 18-55mm non-IS then it would be an improvement over your current lens. I would keep it for wide angle, but use the 28-135 as a walk around. I don't shoot much wide so it's the lens that stays on my camera 90% of the time.

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