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  1. #1
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    Is this a good deal?

    Is this a good deal?
    I stumbled across this deal on eBay, which as I'm sure we all know can be hit or miss but I am interested in shooting with some different lenses (wide angle, fish eye etc) and have been searching for a setup sort of like this, since I am still a noob at all this, I figured I'd ask some more experienced photographers!

    The kit includes:

    50"PRO TRIPOD WITH WITH LEVEL AND QUICK RELEASE

    PRO GRADE LARGE PADDED BACKPACK* CASE

    *VIVITAR *FlASH FOR CANON EOS REBEL DSLR*

    *Professional Grade BACKPACK Carrying Case*

    * X. 43 WIDE ANGLE WITH MACRO

    **X. 38* PRO ULTRA WIDE PANORAMIC FISHEYE

    *2.2X PRO OPTICAL TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS

    *55MM PRO UV CPL FLD HD FILTER KIT

    *55MM PROFESSIONAL MACRO LENS SET**

    *55MM TULIP + RUBBER PRO LENS HOODS*

    *X2 EN-EL14 VIVITAR BATTERIES

    *RAPID 110-220 VOLT CHARGER

    *USB READER WRITER HIGH SPEED

    *IR Wireless Remote Control*

    *AIR BLOWER- CLEANER- MICRO FIBER CLEANING CLOTH- LENS CAP KEEPER- MAGIC-PEN

    7PCS PRO CLEANING KIT



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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    Personally I would not buy these types of sets. There is nothing "pro" about any of the items. You can buy each of those things on Ebay individually for a low cost. Especially the lenses, I believe those are just attachments that go on a regular lens, the quality is not that good.

    I would suggest that you buy good quality items to build your photography inventory. One thing I have learned in life is it is best to spend a little more on something that will last a long time. Also buying used items is a good option also.
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    John

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  3. #3
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    I would avoid this deal, a lot of this sort of stuff is poor quality.
    Better to buy a camera body separately, or with one kit lens, and slowly build your kit when you know what you need.
    A second hand macro lens will be much better than all those attachments, and cost you less in the long run as you only have to buy once.
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    Brad


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    ​ but there is something good in every Day.

  4. #4
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    No. this is not a good deal.
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    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

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  5. #5
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    Thanks! As I said, still learning about all of this. Is this a good deal?

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  6. #6
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    No!

    WM
    "Beware of men with theories that explain everything. Trust those who approach the world with humility and cautious insight." - Mark Bowden

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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    There are many companies that offer better items than Vivitar. The flash listed is for Canon so that won't be compatible. The white lens shown in the photo looks like a Canon lens, so my guess is if there are any lenses included, they will be a Canon mount. You'd be better off finding some of these items singly, but make sure they are made by other manufacturers.

    What types of item are you hoping to find? Maybe we can link some suggestions for you. If you are searching for filters (to attach to the front of your lenses), we'd need to know the filter size of each lens.
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    Cindy
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  8. #8
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    Agree with others. And a 50" tripod is way too short. You want something that will put the camera at eye level without using a center column.
    Last edited by singlerosa; 11-25-2017 at 01:12 AM.

    Jim Singler - D750 & D7200; 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 24-120 VRII, 70-200 2.8 VRII, 70-300 VR, 200-500 VR, 50 1.4D, 85 1.8G, Tokina 100 2.8; 3 SB-800s, SB-500


  9. #9
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    Run, do not walk away from this deal. Vivitar made great products 50 years ago. And why would you want a Canon Flash for your Nikon.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  10. #10
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    Re: Is this a good deal?

    Buyer beware! It's a real waste of your money.
    Chuck

    Fuji X-T2 X-T20

    Nikon V1








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