Canon EOS 500D - Digital SLR Camera Kit - EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - £599.99 Delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

All Comments

(30) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
decent reviews on this one, price reasonable with good bundled lens kit so voted hot
#2
I'm on the lookout for a new dslr so this is tempting but am also tempted by the 550d for an extra £150 ... so difficult to decide ! Roger
#3
I grabbed this exact kit new from Ebay a little while ago for £517 (UK model, not import) but was only 1 item so I was lucky. Great camera and lens, way more useful than the cheapo 18-55mm kit that most people buy. Hot price IMO, lens is £200+ on it's own.
#4
rogertb
I'm on the lookout for a new dslr so this is tempting but am also tempted by the 550d for an extra £150 ... so difficult to decide ! Roger


I had the same dilemma ... at £150 not worth it, I'd rather save a little more and go for a 60D
#5
rogertb
I'm on the lookout for a new dslr so this is tempting but am also tempted by the 550d for an extra £150 ... so difficult to decide ! Roger


The 450d was £349 at Argos Ebay outlet, is the 500d really worth £250 more?!
#6
This looks good...
I would say 500D or 60D...

I was thinking about buying a Nikon D90, but then think I should go D3100 or D7000. I ended up buying a Nikon 7000 + 16-85mm lens which cost me a lot....
#7
sooo much money xD
#8
Lens wise, would the one mentioned here, 18-135mm IS be considered that much better than the 55-250mm IS ? http://www.cameratonic.co.uk/catalog/item/7721216/8587722.htm?gclid=CL2y09yHmqcCFUEOfAodWWWlcQ [apart from the 1 stop better f range]

Thanks
#9
skdotcom
rogertb
I'm on the lookout for a new dslr so this is tempting but am also tempted by the 550d for an extra £150 ... so difficult to decide ! Roger


The 450d was £349 at Argos Ebay outlet, is the 500d really worth £250 more?!


With the 18-135mm lens ? I suspect that was the 18-55mm.

Edited By: monty77 on Mar 14, 2011 09:33
#10
Faythur
Lens wise, would the one mentioned here, 18-135mm IS be considered that much better than the 55-250mm IS ? http://www.cameratonic.co.uk/catalog/item/7721216/8587722.htm?gclid=CL2y09yHmqcCFUEOfAodWWWlcQ [apart from the 1 stop better f range]

Thanks


..their useful ranges are completely different. You wont be able to do anything remotely wide angle with a lens that starts at 55mm (more like 88mm with a cropped sensor like the 500D). The 18-135mm is a great walk around all purpose lens, I only swap it if I want to use my nifty fifty fast portrait lens or something longer for telephoto shots.
#11
Interesting star ratings in these extensive reviews on the two lenses I mention.

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/194-canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f4-56-is-test-report--review?start=2

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/462-canon_18135_3556is?start=1

I take the point as regards focal length of course, but seems like the 55-250mm is much better all round, to me - especially at the price!

Would mean that the combination of this separate body [500D] at say £420 plus lens at £138 would be an even better deal.
1 Like #12
Faythur
Interesting star ratings in these extensive reviews on the two lenses I mention.


http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/194-canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f4-56-is-test-report--review?start=2



http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/462-canon_18135_3556is?start=1


I take the point as regards focal length of course, but seems like the 55-250mm is much better all round, to me - especially at the price!

Would mean that the combination of this separate body [500D] at say £420 plus lens at £138 would be an even better deal.


You cannot compare 2 lenses with different focal lengths, they don't do the same thing.

..personally a minimum length of 55mm would drive me nuts (I shoot quite a lot of buildings so I'd have to stand WAY back, not always possible in a city if there's another building behind you!), but it totally depends on what you shoot. The 18-55 plus the 55-250mm you mention would give you more range, and perhaps quality if you believe the reviews, than the 18-135mm but it's something else to carry and you have the hassle of swapping lenses.
#13
You have to admit this is a very good buy I think you will find it hard to beat this price ( famous last words ) :)
1 Like #14
I'd rather spend the extra and get the Canon 550D or 60D


Edited By: goliath on Mar 14, 2011 11:19
#15
I have the canon 550d it's amazing , went to a photography exhibition and got it for £400 Inc lense , so if anyone knows of any photography exhibitions in your area worth going to one :) heat added as still a good price ! Xx
#16
Hello, don't know if this is useful. But you can pick up the 550D & 18-55 lens off eBay for £465. But it is the JAP model.. called the KISS. It is what i did, i got charged £30 import tax but still.. for under £500 not bad.
#17
But no UK warranty!

Canon UK are a great stickler on their warranties - which is why the imported stuff comes usually with a third party warranty of some sort...

Edited By: Faythur on Mar 14, 2011 13:40
#18
Good camera, poor lens. I'd stick with the sharper 18-55 kit, or if you want more reach then just buy the body and get the lens you desire. I'd stick with the 18-55mm + 55-250mm combo that is easily the most popular set for new SLR enthusiasts.

The 18-135 just has too much reach, and has to compromise optical quality to attain it. It can be compared to 18-200mm lenses and similar, but those too compromise on IQ. I'd go one of three ways:
- Body + 15-85mm + 70-300mm (£1500)
- Body + 18-55mm + 55-250mm (£700)
- Body + 18-200mm (£900)

Personally I think the whole "one lens to rule them all" (18-200mm) is bad, but at least it does what it claims to do - meaning you can buy that one single lens and leave it on the camera 24/7. The 18-135 manages not to be a good lens AND doesn't cover enough focal range to allow you to leave it on the body 24/7, it is the worst of both worlds.
#19
Forget the 500D, the 550D is a much better proposition. If you want the fold out screen then it's the new 600D or 60D.

The low light capability of the 550D is really good.
#20
The difference between the 500D and 550D is mostly video. While the 550D does support one stop better ISO, the 500D's 3200 isn't exactly bad.

If you only want to take still photos and have a budget, I'd get a 500D and use that spare cash on a lens or flash. If you want to shoot video, I'd go with the 600D (or 60D).

The 550D is a great camera, but with cheap clearance 500D's kicking about it is going to be a hard sell. The 500D grabs the low end cost market and the 600D grabs the other end (in that line of cameras). The price difference of the 550D and 600D is not large enough currently to justify it.

We're in a transition period. Very soon the 500D will be gone, and the 550D will drop in price.
#21
The 60d seems like more of a pro bit of kit but it and the 600d are about the same price on amazon ! - (body only) ... why's that ? Roger
#22
Swayeee
Hello, don't know if this is useful. But you can pick up the 550D & 18-55 lens off eBay for £465. But it is the JAP model.. called the KISS. It is what i did, i got charged £30 import tax but still.. for under £500 not bad.

You should have bought it from a uk based importer /dealer and it would have cost you less plus have it the next day Taxes and duties fully paid & post free


Edited By: iscom on Mar 14, 2011 18:24
#23
rogertb
The 60d seems like more of a pro bit of kit but it and the 600d are about the same price on amazon ! - (body only) ... why's that ? Roger


You're comparing the recommended retail price of a pre-released item to an already released item with £359 off. If you wait until after the 600D ships you will likely not pay more than £600.

I wouldn't pay £659 for the 600D. I would however consider paying £570-600.

I assume Canon are aiming for the following:
- 500D [Discontinued]
- 1000D [Discontinued]
- 1100D: £400
- 550D: £500
- 600D: £600
- 60D: £700
#24
Swayeee
Hello, don't know if this is useful. But you can pick up the 550D & 18-55 lens off eBay for £465. But it is the JAP model.. called the KISS. It is what i did, i got charged £30 import tax but still.. for under £500 not bad.

The 18-55mm lens is a dog..you would be better off shooting throught the bottom of a jam jar. This is a good price for the kit, but its real shame for Canon that you can pick up a Nikon d3100/d5000 for significantly less for this and 8/10 times they will produce a better image (in the hands of the "just got my first proper camera crowd at least).

The video argument does'nt stack up...even on something like a d7000 a dedicated digital camcorder will knock spots of it for alot less £/motor noise.

Edited By: Tyranicus66 on Mar 14, 2011 20:11
#25
This was less than 500 in December at amazon. I ended up paying only £420 with IS lens at currys thanks to quidco and canon cashback, nice to see I didn't waste my money if this is the current best price.
#26
Tyranicus66
The 18-55mm lens is a dog..you would be better off shooting throught the bottom of a jam jar.


You don't know what you're talking about. Every reviewer, every test, and every anecdotal story I've read reports the 18-55 to be of exceptional optical quality for the price. It is even as sharp as the 15-85mm (within the 18-55 range).

It is sharper than both the 17-85 and 18-135. It is as sharp as the 15-85, and 17-55 2.8.

But why take my word for it... Use this tool to prove to me how "terrible" the 18-55 lens is.

Tyranicus66
This is a good price for the kit, but its real shame for Canon that you can pick up a Nikon d3100/d5000 for significantly less for this and 8/10 times they will produce a better image (in the hands of the "just got my first proper camera crowd at least).


Citation needed.

PS - I'd be careful taking advice from this guy: doesn't seem to know jack **** about cameras.
#27
Having seen the situation in Japan I think anyone who is considering buying a Japaneses camera, should buy within the next few weeks, not only is the yen falling but production will be reduced due to power cuts, which by all accounts may last for some time . .So in a few week this package maybe seen as exceptional value

Edited By: iscom on Mar 15, 2011 08:30
#28
Lol at this deal You should of got the sony a500 for £295 inc kit lens 2 weeks ago!! amazing bit of kit.

this cold deal is £305 more!
#29
I worry about the future of this country, I really do.

Someone posts a deal, it's heat is based upon how cheap it is compared to getting the exact same item elsewhere.

Posting same camera body 'deals' with different lenses, and even completely different cameras, is totally off topic.

If I were to spend £600 now I'd probably go for a 60D, but I voted hot because I could not find the exact package listed here cheaper.

How hard can this be to grasp!??!
#30
UnoriginalGuy
It is sharper than both the 17-85 and 18-135. It is as sharp as the 15-85, and 17-55 2.8.


It's a good lens for ~£100, but it's not as sharp as the 17-55... not even close...

Take a look at the photo of the GMC truck/car thing half way down this review, it shows the same shot with the 18-55 and the 17-55 when you hover over it.


Edited By: chrismarriott66 on Mar 15, 2011 10:41

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!