« on: November 08, 2014, 06:04:13 PM »
If you are starting out in Digital photography I would not buy a Rebel series camera. A Canon 60D refurbished body can be had very cheap at times and gives you a larger and more solid platform with larger controls. I bought a Canon 60D from Canon for $431 a few months ago. They were selling for $450 just a week ago. The alloy frame and moderate weather sealing will keep the dust out better than a Rebel series body. My next advice is to avoid the kit lenses and jump into a prime lens. Kit lenses are only good for one thing, to teach you to not buy a kit lens again. If you want a zoom then save up for an “L” grade Canon Zoom. The 50mm 1.4 or the 35mm 2.0 with IS are good first choices for a Canon prime. If you buy good glass from the beginning you will have it forever. Kit lenses are a dime a dozen on EBay from people who learned the hard way about lens speed and quality. Remember, the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten. Good equipment will keep your satisfaction high and a camera in your hand instead of in a closet.