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Canon Camera (DSLR, Elph, Powershot etc...) Boxing Day Deals Thread

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Newbie
Aug 20, 2009
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Adorama in the US has the black Friday deal back which is 899 for the t4i with both the 135mm and 40mm STM lenses. Price shows as 1350 on the website, but when you add to the cart, it shows 899. Best price I have seen is Canada is 730 at gastownphoto in BC online (as per other poster). If you use this website's price to pm at fs/BB, this still works out to 825 with taxes, which means you are getting the 40mm lense for 75 bucks vs. 150 retail. Not bad for those who have access to relatives in the us.
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Dec 28, 2006
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Kanata
The 18-135 STM gets quite good reviews compare to the first generation 18-135 and 18-200, it will cost you a lot if you buy seperately.

T2i is quite good, but T4i has much better feature set (much better AF and video AF). Still deciding which to buy, my heart still wants a used 5D, lol:.
Westnylenet wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 8:30 am
If shooting video only. I recomend the T2i with 18-55mm from staples...... Less to go wrong with it, the screen that moves breaks off if your not careful.... plus all of the kit lenses even the 18-200mm is very low uality, its got Plastic in there, not fully glass.'

449.99 @ staples for t2i is really your solid bet order online 24th.
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Jan 20, 2011
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dgs wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 11:28 am
Check out this site for price history and comparisons - not convinced it always stays up to the minute current but it's the best I have found.

www.photoprice.ca
It'd be quite difficult to stay up-to-the-minute current on 3,000 products at 20 stores; we try to keep it to within a few hours. Starting around Christmas Eve we kick it into overdrive and will increase the rate at which the site updates the prices, to be sure to catch the Boxing Day deals.

You can click on the (?) button to see how fresh a price listing is.
Newbie
Dec 11, 2011
2 posts
EAST YORK
Stay away from the 'all in one' type lens solutions if you are even half serious about both photo and lens quality. An 18-200 is asking too much of one lens and like some describe all season tires, as 'bad in all seasons' a lens like this is going to fall short at both ends of the spectrum.

If you want something somewhat wide angle, but still able to use for portraits family photos, pickup something like an 17-85, but don't push it more than that. If your looking for something a little longer, maybe for some sports events or where getting close isn't an option the 70-200 f4 is hard to beat value wise and an excellent lens - plus with the sensor crop on the t2/t3/t4 you will looking more along the lines of a 330mm lens. The only issue you could run into is fighting for light on lower light indoor conditions, but the f2.8 upgrade also comes with a pretty serious price upgrade.

The t3/t4 are very nice (if not the best) option out there without going full sensor with something like 5D and with some decent quality glass, you'll be well suited for some great quality photos. For those of you considering that 5d upgrade, keep in mind that not only will you shelling out a bit more for the camera body - you will be looking at a lot more for lenses. Not to mention anything you've collected for your rebel, likely won't be compatible with the full sensor 5D.
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Jan 2, 2009
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tickyboy wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 7:01 am
According to a best buy email this morning:

Canon T3i 18-55mm with accessory kit - bag, battery - will be $539.99, min 30 per store
Do you know what the accesory kit includes? Thx
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Oct 13, 2006
1310 posts
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Burnaby
KINGJAMES WITNESS 23 wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 2:42 am
Any recommendation on lens for the T3i? I just recently bought one so I only have the 18-55 lens that came with it.
I'm carrying around:
Body: T1i
Canon 50mm MK1 f1.8
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 IF DX
Tamron 17-50mm VC F2.8
Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS

My weakest lens is obviously the telephoto 70-300mm but I rarely shoot telephoto anyways. But for a beginner/novice this setup has served me well.
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Aug 18, 2011
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Toronto
Meh T4i is almost 200$ cheaper on eBay with tons for sale. The T3i bundle would be the deal not T4i this year
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Jan 2, 2009
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Babbelfish wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 3:54 pm
Meh T4i is almost 200$ cheaper on eBay with tons for sale. The T3i bundle would be the deal not T4i this year
Does the T3i have the flip out and rotating led screen like the T4i?
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Oct 23, 2007
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Penlakes wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 4:58 pm
Does the T3i have the flip out and rotating led screen like the T4i?
Yes. Big difference is touch screen and video auto focus in t4i. Otherwise basically the same.
Newbie
Sep 7, 2011
3 posts
TORONTO
If you want a deal on the t4i, find a best buy with some open box ones. They do 10% off of the sale price, which brings it from $649.99 to $584.99.

I just bought one that was clearly never even used, just had one fingerprint on the screen.
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Dec 22, 2008
201 posts
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amplified wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 3:45 pm
I'm carrying around:
Body: T1i
Canon 50mm MK1 f1.8
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 IF DX
Tamron 17-50mm VC F2.8
Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS

My weakest lens is obviously the telephoto 70-300mm but I rarely shoot telephoto anyways. But for a beginner/novice this setup has served me well.
Nice set of lenses, I too am still holding the T1i, (itching to upgrade to the T3i or T4i, but might pass for another year) HOWEVER I am really looking for a solid lens to add to my collection. I have the 18-55 that came with the kit, and bought a 55-250IS to go along with it, planning on getting the cheap $99 Portrait lens this boxing day, but i really want a nice lense for my Birding adventures. The 55-250 does a good job, but I am looking for a step up, but in the process don't want to break the bank. You know what I mean?

Any suggestions? I heard the 70-200 is the way to go, and would like the (IS) feature included, but the price difference between models is thru the roof, your thoughts?
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Oct 13, 2006
1310 posts
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Burnaby
wozman24 wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 5:55 pm
Nice set of lenses, I too am still holding the T1i, (itching to upgrade to the T3i or T4i, but might pass for another year) HOWEVER I am really looking for a solid lens to add to my collection. I have the 18-55 that came with the kit, and bought a 55-250IS to go along with it, planning on getting the cheap $99 Portrait lens this boxing day, but i really want a nice lense for my Birding adventures. The 55-250 does a good job, but I am looking for a step up, but in the process don't want to break the bank. You know what I mean?

Any suggestions? I heard the 70-200 is the way to go, and would like the (IS) feature included, but the price difference between models is thru the roof, your thoughts?
Unless you are planning to use it in very low light levels, I would think the 70-200 F4L Non-IS is more than capable. Put the savings in the difference into a nice travel tripod :)
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Feb 5, 2007
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venture89 wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 2:30 am
Looking for a zoom L lens this year. Do they ever go on sale?
Was holding out as well but gave into the amazon price match at $185 for the Canon a few weeks ago. 55-250.

Now I see future shop has the L series F/4 70-200 at $599 as a door crasher. Pretty much the best price I have ever seen on it. Tempted to switch but I think for $185 I will give the basic lens a try first.
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