Update: The 10D is now sold. (Aug 5, 2006) I ended up going to the local used camera shop to fund a future purchase of the 17-40L. Thanks to those who expressed interest!
The time has come to part ways with my trusty Canon 10D. It has served me very well over the past three years but I’ve upgraded (more on that later) and am hoping I can find it a deserving new home.
I’m hoping to sell the following as a “beginners DSLR kit” for $1000 (includes shipping):
- Canon 10D (reviews)
- Tamron 28-75 f/2..6 XR Di (reviews)
- Canon 50 f/1.8 (reviews)
- 3x 256 MB CF cards
- PNY CF card reader
- Tiffen 52mm UV filter
- 52mm rubber hood
- Canon BP 511 battery and charger
- all software, cables included original to 10D
I have boxes and manuals for both lenses as well as the camera. The lenses are in great shape with no damage or defects. The camera is in like-new condition save some scratches in the paint on the bottom of the 10D. (See this image below the bottom row of buttons.) The camera body is metal and really has really held up well. There are no scratches on the LCD.
The Tamron is a fantastic lens, some argue on par with the Canon 24-70 L series which sells for 3x more. It is really “fast” for a zoom (with a max aperture of f/2.8) and has a constant aperture from 28 to 75. This is great for medium light indoors with no flash. I absolutely adore this lens.
The “nifty 50” is the most affordable prime in Canon’s and produces outstanding pictures at a very low price. With a very wide aperture you’ll be able to take nice pictures with no flash in very low light and get that ulta-narrow depth of field that makes portraits really pop.
I think this combo is a really great kit for someone wanting to step up from point-and-shoot to an SLR. A zoom for walking about, a prime for low light and portraits and plenty of CF cards to keep you shooting all day.