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Canon Digital SLR EOS 650D Twin Lens Kit $655.95 Delivered @ Australia Post Online

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Not exactly sure what is included but according to the description:

Product Description

Canon Digital SLR EOS 650D Twin Lens Camera
Includes:
* 1 X 18-135mm lens and 1 X 40mm lens
* Full Movie capabilities
* Continuous smooth shooting speed of 5 frames per second

I thought a twin lens kit would include the 18-55mm + 55-250mm lenses. May be contact Australia Post to get clarification if interested.

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  • +1 vote

    if it is the 18-135mm lens and 40mm indeed, then these may be even better and more expensive?

    • +1 vote

      Would say so. I checked Google cache earlier and this was listed at $1239 a couple of weeks ago.

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        Yeah, most places are selling the 650D + 18-135 STM for well over $1000. If this comes with the 40mm for sure, it's one hell of a bargain!

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    wonder if i can claim cashback from canon, anyone ?

  • +2 votes

    This is a very good deal indeed. The 18-135 stm lens costs $350 and the 40mm stm costs $160 if purchased separately. So the body is only $150!! If you are interested in the body only, you could sell the lens on ebay or gumtree and probably ending up paying $200 for the body only.

    • +1 vote

      Hopefully it's the 18-135 STM and not older 18-135 non-STM model… that one ain't worth much now.

      This is a great twin lens kit for most people who I'd say don't need

      Wish I had gotten Dad this instead of the K30 deal now… 18-135 meets his needs more, the 40mm good for low light, and then dad could borrow my lens collection… wait, let me think about this one a bit more.

  • +3 votes

    Hmmmm. The picture shows the 18-55 and the 55-250 lenses. But the description says the 18-135 and 40mm. I wonder what the reality is….

  • +6 votes

    Um, better check with Auspost what lenses really do come with the 650D twin lens kit before ordering.

    I just had a look at the (more expensive) 600D twin lens kit and lets just say, I wanna see what a 18-15mm lens looks like. Sounds like it implodes on itself and turns inside out when zoomed. Great for capturing shots of an anti-universe - lol

    Perfect for first time DSLR photographers, enabling users to expand their creativity with ease.
    Includes:
    * 1 X 18-15mm lens and 1 X 45-250mm lens
    * CMOS Sensor
    * ISO 100-6400
    * DiG!C 4 Image Processor
    * Shoot with creative filters for added effect
    * Full Hd Movie Recording

    http://stationery.auspost.com.au/technology/digital-cameras-...

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    Only 9 pieces left as of 9.38pm

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    If it is the STM lens. Then I'll pick up one.

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    kinda weird to package a 18-135 and a 55-250….. more likely 18-55, but worth a try anyhow :)

  • +1 vote

    It's probably just the standard twin lens kit, 18-55 and 55-250 IS ii. In which case it still a decent deal, but if you want the new 18-55 stm (good for video), consider the 700d twin kit at the good guys for around $750.

    • +1 vote

      The 18-55 and 55-250 lenses are extremely unuseful. A 18-135 would be great, which equates to 27-200mm lens. You would hardly ever, ever use the 55-250 lens.

  • +4 votes

    For those wondering, a kit like this does exist!

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/87446

  • +1 vote

    if package delivered isn't as advertised, couldn't customer ask for refund and shouldn't they come and pick it up?

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      It wouldn't be unreasonable that they organise and pay for all the return costs if such an event happens… but as for whether their terms state so I don't know, one would be out of $650 in the meantime (might make a difference to some), and it would deprive others, who want what ever the real lens package is, from getting it if stock was all gone.

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    Hey guys!
    Has anyone tried calling them?
    I sent them a question regarding which kit it is.

    It says in stock for me in NSW.

    This is what is should be
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i/ima...

  • +2 votes

    I called and the lady said this item has been discontinued and even if you placed an order, they will not be able to fulfil it. Basically, anyone who orders it will be getting a call and they will get a refund?!?!

    She also said she will be arranging to have the item taken off the site…

    I asked her whether this could be a clearance stock item, but she told me that they don't stock any DSLR kits and all orders will be fulfilled by the supplier(s) which have indicated they no longer have 650D twin lens kit available.

    Best to mark this deal as expired.

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      Are you sure? Ariz mentioned above there were 9 in stock last night. This morning it mentioned there were. 5 in stock. They have obviously been selling if the stock levels have changed.

      Who did you call? This is not the only DSLR on their site.

      Edit: now only 2 in stock

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        I gave them the product code from the website so it's the exact twin lens kit of interest here.

        Where are you getting the stock levels from if you don't mind me asking? I don't see it on the webpage. It just says 'In Stock' after the postcode for delivery is entered.

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          Put a quantity of 3 and then press add to cart. You get the following message :

          Sorry, we don't have your full order quantity in stock. Please be advised that 1 items have been put on backorder and the delivery of these items will be delayed. If you do not wish to wait for delivery please revise your order quantity.

          Last night you could definitely order 3 without getting that message.

          May be the staff want to purchase them for themselves. As I mentioned above just a few weeks ago they were on the website for $1239.

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          I just put in an order and their website is still giving that same message with a Qty of 3. Seems it doesn't update all that quickly so it could be all out of stock.

          Anyway, fingers crossed that they have stock and that everyone gets the better of the two kits.

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          Put in a quantity of 3 now and get the following message:

          Sorry, we don't have your full order quantity in stock. Please be advised that 3 items have been put on backorder and the delivery of these items will be delayed. If you do not wish to wait for delivery please revise your order quantity.

          Now officially out of stock

          Have you received any confirmation email?

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          just the new order email. Nothing else.

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      I hope OfficeMax / AustPost will honour the deal for those who have placed their order(s). However, as much as I would really like to have this kit (1 X 18-135mm lens and 1 X 40mm lens) and 650D for $655.95 + postage, after talking to the lady at OfficeMax, I decided not to go ahead because:

      • She indicated they have no stock
      • Not able to confirm the 2 lenses in the kit (as she indicated they have no stock, she obviously does not know which 2 lenses)
      • The 600D twin lens kit costs more

      Unless you really want those 2 lenses (enough to take a gamble knowing there is a good chance it will not be fulfilled), it might be better not to take the chance. As much as I like the 18-135mm STM, it is after all a cropped sensor lens (a very good one).

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        Yeah, for AU stock of the 18-135 and 40mm, it's about $650 anyway. Getting a 650D thrown in is just a big bonus as it share the accessories with the 600D.

        Do I need the 18-135 STM?… debatable as I have the 15-85 IS but the extra option would be nice.

        The bulk of my lens collection is for APS-C anyway (no desire to move to FF) so that limitation with the lens doesn't worry me.

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          I hope those that ordered get lucky, but I wouldn't have a lot of confidence in the description. I mean the description for the 600D twin lens kit is: 1 X 18-15mm lens and 1 X 45-250mm lens.

  • +1 vote

    lol all that hype and it's not even available.

    I gave them a call too and got that same message.

    Pity, I have the 600D and it uses the same batteries as the 650D so I could have used these two bodies (one as main, the other as back up) on my travelling. Also want a pancake lens for a while now and could use the 18-135 STM as an alternative to my 15-85 for those times I needed more reach and less wide angle.

    EDIT: Canon needs to make this a more common lens kit. It would be more useful for most people.

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    Just bought it online…lets see what happens now

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    I would say it is the best photography gear deal of the year.

    • +1 vote

      Hmmm, close one with the $550 Pentax K30 + Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5. One could throw on a Sigma 70-300 for $102 from Snappit in that deal and the K30 is arguably a better camera… depends on what features/lenses/system you're after I guess (like with all things in photography).

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    Can I ask a really dumb question?

    I'm looking to acquire a DSLR for work to do video blogs and a range of other photo tasks.

    Everyone is going on about the 18-135mm and the 40mm len. Wouldn't the 18-135mm lens incorporate 40mm??

    Wouldn't the 18-55 & 55-250 cover even more focus area?

    (As I said, I'm sure the Q is dumb - but I know nothing of cameras and just starting my learning journey)

    • +4 votes

      18-135mm STM is a versatile lens as you don't need to change lens in general as it covers the most used focal length range (with 18-55 + 55-250 - you need to swap the lenses, which can be annoying after a while). The 18-135 STM is a newer lens and STM lenses are generally good for video.

      40mm STM is a f/2.8 lens - It is a very small lens (and good for low light), which means that if you need to travel light, putting 40mm STM on your camera would be ideal.

      Basically, 18-135mm is a good zoom lens and 40mm is a good prime lens. On the other hand, 18-55 & 55-250 combo is basically 2 very average lenses.

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        Thanks for that - makes perfect sense when explained like that.

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          Yeah, it's not just focal length that's an important factor. The max f-stop of the lens (which helps identifies the max size of of the lens aperture) is also important.

          It's why, despite the fact I own multiple zoom lenses which cover off on the 85mm focal length, I still have a 85mm f/1.8 lens. That f/1.8 is needed for some shots the other lenses (with a max aperture of f/5.6 at 85mm in most cases) just won't be able to take.

          If you're looking at video blogging and definitely want to get a DSLR, consider the Sony SLT range.

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    Still no update from Auspots/OfficeMax… sad that I'm now expecting an email saying they're refunding me - lol

    Prove me wrong guys by sending the 18-135 STM and 40mm STM kit to me!

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      I hope AustPost/OfficeMax send you the 18-135 STM, 40mm STM and Canon 650D.

      Keep us posted. Best wishes… Hope to hear some good news from you and other people who ordered this.

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        Thanks mate. I'm not holding my breath but you never know what will happen.

        Worse case scenario is that they send me the 18-55 and 55-250 twin lens kit… don't want that at all.

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    I'd say that it would be crafty to try price matching at JB or HN but they wouldn't have stock of the 650D now days and their 18-135 STM kits would be well over $1k… the store managers would be spewing to even try adding in a 40mm STM.

    I gotta stop coming to this thread - lol

  • +2 votes

    Just called up OfficeMax/Australia Post Stationary, and apparently there have been a LOT of calls regarding the camera. I have been informed I am one of the lucky ones who is going to receive one of the clearance cameras! I got a tracking code and it was sent yesterday, and my card also seems to have been charged!

    Thanks OP! The OzBargain way of buy first, think later, does seem to pay off :P

    Hopefully the kit is the one they claimed, and not the standard twin lens kit!

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      wish you good luck.

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      Good on ya mate!

      I gave them a call too but considering I was one of the later ones to get an order in, they haven't allocated stock to me and are working out what they will be doing about it (which I am assuming means they're working out if they can source more stock from elsewhere, substitute it with another pack, or just refund without other options).

      Considering I own the 600D, 15-85 and Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, I won't be too cut to have the order cancelled. This was simply to allow me to have two bodies that use the same battery model and two extra options for lenses.

  • +3 votes

    Hi all,

    Not sure if I'm one of the lucky ones, but i did receive one of the cameras today….

    …and its the standard twin lens kit (18 - 55 is ii and 55 - 250 is ii) =(

    This one's going back.

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      That's disappointing.. Have you given them a call to discuss what the options are?

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        Disappointing indeed. I think Auspost will get a few phone calls and have these things cancelled by those expecting the 18-135 STM and 40mm.

        Good luck with getting it sent back and reimbursed mate.

        EDIT: And thanks for letting us know what the end product is.

      • +1 vote

        The call centre closes at 7pm so I'll have to wait til Monday. Eh, you win some, you lose some. You keep ozbargaining lol

        • +1 vote

          I'm expecting a call on monday saying that they've got a unit free up - lol.

          OK, it could be worse, they could just send it to me and I'll be returning it too.

          I'll put in a word with them stating that it's not the 18-135 STM and 40mm kit that they have and that they ought to contact the customers who have purchased to make sure their customers still want the 18-55 and 55-250 kit.

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    Sending it back, why?

    $655 delivered for the standard 650D kit is the best oz stock or other price about by far.

    Sadly I missed it

    • +1 vote

      For people who know a bit (or a lot) about DSLR and lenses, they will most certainly not purchase 18-55 + 55-250 twin lens kit, unless the cost of that particular kit is the same as just body only.

      While those 2 lenses are okay, that combination does not quite make sense for DSLR in the long run.

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        Also those who have a very specific use and know that the 18-55 and 55-250 won't meet that use. 18-55 and 55-250 sounds like a big focal range covered (and it is) but 55mm is a horrible dividing point between the two lenses. If someone was using this kit for holidays and was shooting both landscape and some close up shots in the same area, they'd be changing lenses all the time. The 18-135 lens we thought they were bundling this with, has more reach than the 18-55 so one wouldn't have to change lenses constantly and 135mm is a decent amount of reach already. I get by with 85mm for most things.

        Besides, the 18-55 included with the 650D isn't the newer STM version, and the 55-250 has an updated STM version coming out soon.

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        I get that these lenses are not the Canon L series ones nor the ultimate in focal length coverage but look at the price - the lenses are free!
        Sell them if you dislike them that much and put the $ towards your dream lens!

        Dam you guys are hard to please :)

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    I just got mine delivered but yes standard twin lens kit. going to call them!

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    I just received an email from them saying refunds will be processed soon!

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    For bargainers who have got their camera. What is aus post saying. Are they refunding or giving a discount? I think i might receive one as well..

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    Hi all,

    I got the following message from OfficeMax so I'm assuming a refund is in order…


    In regards to your outstanding backorder, sales order number XXXXX, for the below product.

    8961336 – Digital Camera SLR Canon EOS 650D

    We have been advised that this product is now discontinued and as a result we are unable to fulfill your backorder.

    Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


    I did mention to them RE the 18-135 and 40mm lenses not being the lenses in the actual kit based on discussion here so I hope they act on this and that those who have an order pending are contacted first and not shipped a returned twin lens kit with the 18-55 and 55-250 in it without confirmation first.

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    Its taking a while to process the return. They were easy to deal with over the phone but they will only pick up the return via a courier - you can't drop it off at the depot.

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