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03-22-2013, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by JwKo18 View Post
What are your opinions on buying used versus new? And should I be worried with buying a new lense with my camera, or just experiment with the stock lense I get with the camera first?
I would stick with a kit lens to start. The 18-55mm is a good lens to start with unless you have a specific use in mind. It wouldn't be very good for, example, sports. It is a good, versatile lens to start with though.

If you're happy with the basic lens I would try to find something on Craigslist maybe. A ton of people buy the starter DSLR kits (T3i, T4i, D5100, etc) and either lose interest or upgrade. There's always a ton of mint condition T3i's on my local CL listings. I even found my 7D body and 70-200mm F/2.8 IS II lens on Craigslist. Got there and they were in mint condition and I saved about $800.

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