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

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Dec 29, 2005
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I shoot mostly video on my t3i and I originally had the kit 18-55mm and 55-250mm lens but the kit didn't have enough zoom and the 55-200 wasn't wide enough. I got the 18-200mm lens and haven't looked back since. I'd love to try an 18-135 to see if I'd really miss the extra 65mm of zoom.

On a side note, I looked at my receipt for the 55-250mm lens I bought last boxing day and it was $20 cheaper last year ($249.99) than this year ($269.99).
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Yes, IS one is the way to go, but you can also say the 2.8 IS II L is the way to go, it really depends on your buget, the non IS 70-200 is a stellar lens, one of the best value in Canon line up, go for it if you have the money.
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?
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I'm hoping to get the 85 mm f1.8. If anyone knows a good deal, please share. Thanks!
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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
This...plus will be picking up the $37.99 SanDisk 64GB SDXC Memory Card to go along with it :)
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Dec 22, 2012
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I wasn't planning on anything but an extra CF card or two this Boxing Day, but that 70-200 f4 for $599 is mighty tempting. My lens game plan at this point (just upgraded from an XSi to a used 7D last week, finally) was to wait until I can afford the 2.8 non-IS model, but this seems like pretty much a free rental. I've seen two of the f4s selling used for $575 and $625 recently, so I think anyone dreaming of one of the higher-end ones could definitely justify getting this as a step up from the 55-250 (which I'm using right now - good lens for the price, but by no means an "L"), enjoying it for however long it takes to save up another $500-1500 (depending on what you want next), and selling it for pretty much the same as you paid.

PS: This post may or may not have been partially to convince myself that I should buy it. Hopefully it worked.
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shaynebow wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 4:36 am
I wasn't planning on anything but an extra CF card or two this Boxing Day, but that 70-200 f4 for $599 is mighty tempting. My lens game plan at this point (just upgraded from an XSi to a used 7D last week, finally) was to wait until I can afford the 2.8 non-IS model, but this seems like pretty much a free rental. I've seen two of the f4s selling used for $575 and $625 recently, so I think anyone dreaming of one of the higher-end ones could definitely justify getting this as a step up from the 55-250 (which I'm using right now - good lens for the price, but by no means an "L"), enjoying it for however long it takes to save up another $500-1500 (depending on what you want next), and selling it for pretty much the same as you paid.

PS: This post may or may not have been partially to convince myself that I should buy it. Hopefully it worked.
Go for it! Not sure if it will be online as a doorcrasher but I would check tomorrow night as I am finding that is a hell of a lot better than standing outside a future shop store on boxing day.
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Anybody know if there will be a deal somewhere on 50mm f/1.4...? Henry and Vistek both claim to have "canon lenses on sale" but there is a lack of specific detail here.
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Don't know if this was posted, but Blacks has the T4i and 18-55mm lens for $599 boxing day
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Oct 6, 2008
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for those in the prairies, Don's Photo has a T3i kit with 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8 lens and an extra battery for $599. I wish this was in the GTA

Any chance stores would match competitors boxing day price?
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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'd recommend buying the nifty fifty that will be on sale at ...was it FS or BB? It should be $100. This is a fast prime lens and at 50 mm but may take some time to get used to manually walking back and forth since it's not a zoom lens, but this lens is a must for low light conditions. Think model is 50 mm F1.8 or something like that
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I think this is the best price for T4i this BD, searching for the nearest Blacks store now.
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Oct 13th, 2012 3:21 pm
Why is Playbook at $199 a door crasher??? Because Canadians are gullible. :razz:
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I just PM'd the t4i with 18-55mm lens at Memory Express. Got it for $589.99 before tax.

To those of you who will use the 18-55mm kit lens for video, it is a bit noisy since you can hear the autofocus motor of this lens. This can be particularly annoying when it has to constantly adjust focus for moving objects. A better choice would be to go with a kit that includes the 18-135mm STM lens. While not as silent as an STM lens, I plan to use the t4i with my ultrasonic lenses and as a backup for my 7D.
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adwoodw wrote:
Dec 24th, 2012 12:58 am
I just PM'd the t4i with 18-55mm lens at Memory Express. Got it for $589.99 before tax.

To those of you who will use the 18-55mm kit lens for video, it is a bit noisy since you can hear the autofocus motor of this lens. This can be particularly annoying when it has to constantly adjust focus for moving objects. A better choice would be to go with a kit that includes the 18-135mm STM lens. While not as silent as an STM lens, I plan to use the t4i with my ultrasonic lenses and as a backup for my 7D.
PM Memory express with who? Blacks?
Unknown wrote:
Oct 13th, 2012 3:21 pm
Why is Playbook at $199 a door crasher??? Because Canadians are gullible. :razz:
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suge wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 11:44 pm
for those in the prairies, Don's Photo has a T3i kit with 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8 lens and an extra battery for $599. I wish this was in the GTA

Any chance stores would match competitors boxing day price?
where did you see this, i couldnt find about T3i kit on Don's photography website.

btw most of the stores have policy to not match Boxing day prices
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