UPDATE: 12/05/12 – The $150 instant savings on the Canon 55-250 is gone. The remaining freebies – backpack, SD Card and training card are still available.
UPDATE: 12/01/2012 – T4i price has dropped making the entire bundle now $1,047 and with an additional 2% back in Amazon Rewards (no sign up necessary). This is going to be the lowest holiday price we see and the camera will likely go back up slightly after the Holidays, that is what the T3i did last year. UPDATE: $100 instant rebate ends today, it is likely that tomorrow all bundles with the T4i will increase $100.
I rarely get excited about bundles, usually they contain a bunch of junk that you don’t need or don’t actually want! However, Amazon is currently offering the T4i and 18-135 STM with the 55-250 thrown in for only $70 more, this is more of an inclusion and less of a bundle. And a free 16GB SD Card, Backpack and Training Card. This is a really good value – the 55-250 IS lens is a solid budget zoom and is a decent buy at $200, now at a 1/4 of that price it is a steal. Note that it is not STM though so will not focus silently during video like the 18-135 but does let you get closer to the action. The next zoom lens up that I recommend is the excellent 70-300 IS USM currently selling for a bit over $400.
As always I am happy to answer questions about either of these lenses or anything else photography or camera related
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