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Canon EOS 40D + 17-85mm IS USM Lens £599.00 @ Currys

£599.00 @ Currys
Got this at the weekend. Salesman said they were selling off the display models but some stores had a few brand new in sealed boxes. Mine was a display model, but is in perfect condition. It's a good … Read More
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Got this at the weekend. Salesman said they were selling off the display models but some stores had a few brand new in sealed boxes. Mine was a display model, but is in perfect condition. It's a good deal if you can find one.


* EOS 40D 17-85 Digital SLR Camera Kit

* 10.1 Megapixels
* 6.5 fps continuous shooting, max. burst 75 JPEGs
* New AF system with 9 cross-type sensors
* DIGIC III processor
* 3.0 LCD with Live View mode
* EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* Clear and bright viewfinder
* Customisable Picture Style processing parameters
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#1
may i ask which store did you get it from please?
#2
Got this at Currys Preston (Capitol Center). PC World had one on display but the screen was scratched.
#3
they have this for the same price to order in Comet but you can use
for 5% off all orders over £500 use code 5500AW
#and get it for 569... :)
#4
Cracking deal for a 40d with kit lens. :thumbsup:
#5
roj
they have this for the same price to order in Comet but you can use
for 5% off all orders over £500 use code 5500AW
#and get it for 569... :)


Got a link. :thumbsup:
#6
wow this is super cheap. (I paid a grand a year ago) voted hot. If you can buy new for this do not hesitate!
#7
would people get this one or the Eos 500d, im undecided?
#8
This has a metal body and weather seals.Also the kit lens is almost £300 where as the 500d has a £99 kit lens
#9
hi,

do you have product id on your receipt?
#10
Product ID: 0000483732
#11
Amazing Deal, if you can find one. The lens is a cracker as well.
#12
This is a very good price if it is for the 17-85 IS lens. The lens alone is £300. Are you sure it wasn't the 18-55 IS lens?. The 40d is a very good camera and will out perform most photographers needs.

this is a very good deal.
#13
I will have a look in my nearest branch later this week :)
1 Like #14
ThePasty
would people get this one or the Eos 500d, im undecided?


Have to say the main difference for me is more accurate focus (especially with 2.8 lenses) which means far more keeper pictures , faster burst rate (6.5fps - a big difference if you want to capture that perfect expression or action moment) but don't forget size - the 500d is a lovely small camera (plastic and light) and the 40d in comparison is large, heavier because it has a larger battery, metal chassis etc.

Either camera will take great pictures, If you get into photography you should always spend less on the camera and more on better lenses.
#15
Can confirm it's the 17-85 IS lens....:thumbsup:
#16
Absolutely awesome deal.
#17
The extra 31mm over the 500d kit lens (including being 1mm wider) makes this a much better walkabout lens.
#18
cant see the Comet offerthat was mentioned in one of the posts?
#19
proevo21;6572032
cant see the Comet offerthat was mentioned in one of the posts?


Agreed, nor can I.
#20
The lens isnt that good to be honest, ive had a 17-85 in a kit, sold it for £250

http://photozone.de/canon-eos/179-canon-ef-s-17-85mm-f4-56-usm-is-test-report--review

The EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS is a lens that promises many things. It is certainly a very versatile standard zoom with a long zoom range and an image stabilizer that can save the day in many situations. However, the build quality is somewhat disappointing and optically it is also something of a mixed bag. The lens is very sharp in the image center throughout the range but at the wide-end the extreme corners leave something to be desired. The 17mm setting also suffers from rather extreme distortions and rather hefty vignetting @ f/4. Finally chromatic aberrations aren't really something to rave about either.

So at the end of the day the lens is a tad better than the cheapo EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 but it can't really compete with the new EF-S 18-55m f/3.5-5.6 IS or the EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L. The key feature of the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS remains its versatility. While this may sound a little sceptical I should note that I preferred the lens compared to other higher quality options during testing - it is simply a darn convenient lens and despite the flaws it can produce very decent images as you can see from the samples - at least with a little tool support.
#21
Amazing deal! I would go for the 40D over the 500D. While it is larger, it is far more durable and has a faster burst rate. Plus, this kit lens is amazing and far better than the one included with the 500D. It has a much better zoom, making it more useful. The quality of images it produces are also much higher.

The 40D is a more professional camera than the 500D. A beginner may find a 500D more intuitive but in the long run the 40D will serve much better. Especially at this price.
#22
roj
they have this for the same price to order in Comet but you can use
for 5% off all orders over £500 use code 5500AW
#and get it for 569... :)


I have checked the Comet site and cannot find this deal.
#23
PoisonJam
The extra 31mm over the 500d kit lens (including being 1mm wider) makes this a much better walkabout lens.


Can't decide which one to go for as they're about the same price - the 500d can also record HD video as well but the 40d is better built, however, is an older model and has been superseded by the 50d.
#24
Balb0wa
but it can't really compete with the ... EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L.


Ok, I respect your opinion and experience with this lens but you [b]REALLY/b] can't compare a kit lens with an L series lens. That's like buying a cheap biro from a certain £1 shop we all love, then saying "It really can't compare to my expensive fountain pen."
#25
Legoman
Can't decide which one to go for as they're about the same price - the 500d can also record HD video as well but the 40d is better built, however, is an older model and has been superseded by the 50d.


Just because the 50D has been released does NOT mean that the 40D isn't still good. Their bodies are almost identical, and the 50D actually ahs slightly SLOWER burst rate (you can take 6.5 photos per second on the 40D and 6.3 per second on the 50D, hardly noticeable difference). The biggest difference is the 50D's 15 megapixelss over the 40D's 10.1 as well as the maximum ISO level going from 3,200 to 12,800 (which is frankly unnecessary).

Read this review:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_50D/verdict.shtml
So the EOS 50D essentially takes the 40D body and adds 5 extra Megapixels, a VGA screen, HDMI output, four times the sensitivity and a number of processing and interface enhancements. If you value these improvements, then it’s worth spending the extra or for existing owners to upgrade, but remember the body, viewfinder and AF are the same, so if you want a tough and quick semi-pro DSLR at a bargain price, the 40D remains a superb choice. See our Canon EOS 40D review for more details.


So, don't dismiss the 40D just because there's now the 50D.
#26
lareneg
Ok, I respect your opinion and experience with this lens but you [b]REALLY/b] can't compare a kit lens with an L series lens. That's like buying a cheap biro from a certain £1 shop we all love, then saying "It really can't compare to my expensive fountain pen."


The new 18-55 "is" is a very good lens, i use one on my 40d, paid £85 before prices shot up.

http://photozone.de/canon-eos/181-canon-ef-s-18-55mm-f35-56-is-test-report--review

Will have to sell the 18-55 as it wont fit on the 1dmk3 thats coming :-))

The 17-40 is a L lens yes, and priced accordingly.

Id sell the 17-85 and get a sigma 18-50 2.8 or a tamron 17-50 2.8

http://photozone.de/canon-eos/314-sigma-af-18-50mm-f28-ex-dc-aspherical-if-test-report--review

http://photozone.de/canon-eos/289-tamron-af-17-50mm-f28-sp-xr-di-ii-ld-aspherical-if-canon-test-report--review
#27
Looks like this has expired :x
#28
Janeyjugs;6572418
Looks like this has expired :x


No it doesn't, clearly from the description it was purchased instore.
#29
17-85mm IS lens on it's own £413.89

17-40mm L on it's own £599

Not much more to get up to the L if you were buying seperately ;)

40D/500D

don't forget size and weight the 500D is lighter and smaller so if you have small hands or prefer a lighter camera then the 500D is a better route. We have a 1000D and 40D and the missus just can't get on with the 40D as it's that much bigger and heavier for her
#30
guy in the shop laughed at me when i asked if they had any. tried to sell me the 50d, but at 1249 (even with a free memory card), i had to say no!
#31
Balb0wa
The lens isnt that good to be honest, ive had a 17-85 in a kit, sold it for £250

http://photozone.de/canon-eos/179-canon-ef-s-17-85mm-f4-56-usm-is-test-report--review

The EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS is a lens that promises many things. It is certainly a very versatile standard zoom with a long zoom range and an image stabilizer that can save the day in many situations. However, the build quality is somewhat disappointing and optically it is also something of a mixed bag. The lens is very sharp in the image center throughout the range but at the wide-end the extreme corners leave something to be desired. The 17mm setting also suffers from rather extreme distortions and rather hefty vignetting @ f/4. Finally chromatic aberrations aren't really something to rave about either.

So at the end of the day the lens is a tad better than the cheapo EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 but it can't really compete with the new EF-S 18-55m f/3.5-5.6 IS or the EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L. The key feature of the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS remains its versatility. While this may sound a little sceptical I should note that I preferred the lens compared to other higher quality options during testing - it is simply a darn convenient lens and despite the flaws it can produce very decent images as you can see from the samples - at least with a little tool support.


Balb0wa: I totally agree with your comments. I think you summarized it so well with "simply a darn convenient lens". I have a combination of L and non L lenses and you can tell the difference but for a "non enthusiast" L is just not value for money. For a light weight solution I would choose the new kit lens (18-55 is), but this offer is very good as you have a lens which you could sell very easily for a reasonable amount!! As with most "arts" it's often the person who will make the difference between a good photo and a mediocre picture rather than the equipment. I have yet to reach a level where my capabilities exceed the 40d - probably never will!!
#32
Anyone else got it for £599?
#33
Called up Currys customer service and told this isn't showing on their systems at all now, and has therefore been discontinued. If you're going to get one you'll be lucky.

James
#34
PC world in Exeter had one for this price.

The camera on display is trashed, the lcd screen has deep gashes in it, the surrounding area of the lens mount is all scratched and they stuck a "Clearance" sticker on the lens glass with scratches. A very bad condition camera and lens for £599 what a joke...bloke in the shop didnt care, guess they dont get paid to care.

I ended up getting mine in LCE £580 body only and picked up a basic kit lens on ebay to get me started......shame, I would love to have had that 17-85....never mind, LOVE THE CAMERA just need a decent lens now. :-D thats a whole new ball game.
#35
Such a hassle trying to find out which stores have these in stock! Phoned up Currys helpline who say they can't see the model on their system as it's clearance. Then have to convince them to put me through to a local store so they can check their internal stock system (and 9 times out of 10 the phone is never picked up). There was one in Birmingham last night but just phoned up today to check it's still there and apparently it's not :(
Going to my local store to check for sure though as this is a great deal and i'm keen to upgrade from my 450D :)
#36
I went to Currys Digital store (in Newcastle) to check on this and apparently there is no more stock. The sales guy checked on the computer and he said there is no more stock in any Currys Digital. I am not sure how true this is but I really wish I can get this deal. =(

Anyone still manage to get this great deal?
#37
yes, i got a last one from our local pc world :whistling:

box was opened, but everything are in min condition. only few fingerprints on the lcd screen... :gift:
#38
I'm a bit gutted about this one, I really fancied the upgrade from my 20D along with the 17-85 lens.

Well done to those who managed to pick one up. Went into Currys Junc 9 Wednesbury today and although the non pristine versions were showing on the system at £599.00 there were zero left in my area.

Ho Hum!
#39
Just bought one from Currys at Kinnaird Park, Edinburgh. It was on the system as pristine but was actually classified as non-pristine as the box had been opened. But everything was still wrapped and it certain doesn't seem to me that it had been out on the shop floor. They have another one that is on display for the same price. :thumbsup:

I believe PC World in Perth and Currys in East Kilbride also have at least one in stock - may be worth a call?
#40
Geebsie
Just bought one from Currys at Kinnaird Park, Edinburgh. It was on the system as pristine but was actually classified as non-pristine as the box had been opened. But everything was still wrapped and it certain doesn't seem to me that it had been out on the shop floor. They have another one that is on display for the same price. :thumbsup:

I believe PC World in Perth and Currys in East Kilbride also have at least one in stock - may be worth a call?


You wont be disappointed - a lot of camera for your money.

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