Originally Posted by nyrican23
The XS comes with the kit lens and the 75-300. They have it as a package deal at bestbuy for $550 I think. The only reason I'm looking at bestbuy because I have $350 gift card
That's a pretty good deal with that gift card. I don't want to turn you away from this package but don't expect crispy and sharp images from the 75-300. Reviews have shown that it produces soft images wide-open from all focal lengths. Still not bad as a starter's gear though. I started of with a Sigma 70-300 since it was fairly cheap and I loved it more than the kit lens.
Originally Posted by SaNTi0321
I would go for the 5D MKii. Its got a nice refresh of its internals, and its a smaller camera to lug around. Its not like you're shooting sports events and need the 10fps burst mode...
Yeah. I don't need the 10fps but its excellent high ISO performance, weather-proof sealing and better vertical grip makes it tempting. A used 1D Mark III and brand new 5D Mark II with battery grip are pretty much equal in price, that's why I'm having a hard time deciding. Right now, I'm really leaning onto the 5D Mark II.
Also Santi, how are you loving the G10? If I don't end up getting the 5D Mark II, I might get a G10 or even G9 for video capability. I really want the Mark II's 1080p though