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Old 16th October 2009, 21:08   #1786
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Guys, need some help in deciding on a dilemma. On a recent trip, my camera ( Nikon D40X with stock 18mm-55mm lens) got exposed to rain and my zoom function has gone kaput.

When i am in automatic zoom mode it takes pictures on certain zooms like at 18mm then 30mm and sometimes at 55mm. But, i am able to take pictures in manual zoom mode and not every picture is coming out good.

Yesterday, been to Nikon center and he told me some component has to be repaired and cost of it will be approximately Rs.2500 + 1800 service charges and for that cost he said you can buy a brand new 18mm-55mm non-VR lens. Any idea what would be this lens price?

Actually, i appreciated this guy at the service center his feedback was honest, logical and he didnt seem to force himself on you.
Also, since now i am in this situation i am contemplating of upgrading my lens to a telephoto.

Can someone suggest good options/brands/approx costing/where to buy for following

18mm-135mm
18mm-200mm
which are other telephoto ranges

My budget is 10K-12K maximum. TIA !!!
Mobike, a new nikon 18-55vr will cost 7k and the non vr version is about 1k cheaper.
As for the 18-105vr , 18k and 18-135 vr - 15k, 18-70 is also around 14k me thinks.
Else you can get 18-200 vr for about 28k.
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Old 16th October 2009, 21:40   #1787
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Guys i need your advice. I am a novice when it comes to pgotography. I am going to be a dad early next year. I want to cherish the moments later in life. The moments captured will be gift for him/her in future. 1. Please advise if i need to buy a handycam or a Digital camera. Also suggest brand names and model number. If it is a camera will i be able to take videos which will last for say 30 minutes?2. My budget is around 30k. Picture quality should be good.
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Guys i need your advice. I am a novice when it comes to pgotography. I am going to be a dad early next year. I want to cherish the moments later in life. The moments captured will be gift for him/her in future. 1. Please advise if i need to buy a handycam or a Digital camera. Also suggest brand names and model number. If it is a camera will i be able to take videos which will last for say 30 minutes?2. My budget is around 30k. Picture quality should be good.

If you are not that much into photography, A canon S20IS or a Panasonic Fz35/38 would serve you well both on Still as well as on the Video front and will be very much within your budget.

Advantage is they are quite easy to operate and are also quite good on the quality of image and videos.
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Old 16th October 2009, 22:04   #1789
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What exactly is Canon warranty? What all they cover? Sorry if I'm asking a stupid question.
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Warranty Terms and Conditions

1. Warranty:

1.1 Product is covered under one year standard and additional one year warranty from date of purchase by End User. Warranty period confirmation would be done through Online serial no trekking system (WMS) / Warranty Card / Customer Invoice or all, subject to satisfaction of Canon India / Canon Authorised Service Centre.

1.2 Warranty Type of the product as is Carry- In means return to bench. The customer needs to carry the product to the nearest Master Camera Repair Centre / Canon Care Centers (CCC) / Canon Collection Centers or contact Canon Call Centre at 39010101/ 18003453366.

1.3 Within warranty period Canon India Authorized Service Canters will repair or replace any defective part if required to rectify the problem. Canon India Pvt Ltd reserves the right to use re-engineered part with performance parameter equivalent to those of new parts for any service performed under CIPL limited warranty, if required. The replaced part becomes the property of CIPL.


1.3.1 In the event of repairs or replacement of any part, during the said warranty period, the Warranty shall thereafter continue only for the unexpired period of the original warranty.

1.4 The Warranty of the product will be rendered null and void if:


1.4.1 The product is physically damaged
1.4.2 The product is modified, repaired, maintained, disassembled and/or by a party not authorized by CIPL
1.4.3 The product is operated and/or maintained in ways other than recommended by Canon in the user manual in writing.
1.4.4 The model no or serial no sticker of the product is removed, mutilated or tampered with
1.4.5 Any damage arising out of unauthorized modification or alteration, repair or use of any Consumables or accessories other than those supplied by Canon India / Canon India authorised Channel.
1.4.6 Any malfunction resulting from exposure to dirt, sand, water, dropping, fire and /or shock.
1.4.7 Any malfunction resulting from inadequate safekeeping, storage at high temperatures or humidity, storage with mothballs or leakage of batteries.

1.5 Warranty Limitation:


1.5.1 The warranty of the product is limited to only manufacturing defect.
1.5.2 The warranty of the product does not cover other accessories like case, strap ,lens cap etc or consumables like batteries.
1.5.3 The warranty does not cover the replacement of the product.
1.5.4 CIPLís warranty does not cover a warranty of functionality or any obligation to repair or replace a defective product , if that defect is a result of physical breakage ,connections or electrical faults external to the product.
1.5.5 The warranty does not any incidental damages due to malfunction of the product such as loss of photography expense or loss of profit etc.
1.5.6 Warranty does not cover damages caused due to acts of God & force majeure.
I hope that helps. Canon warranty is anyday better than store warranty - It just gives you the 'piece of mind' over those fishy grey market products
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D5000 body for 31-32K (the kit lens comes for 4.5 to 5K)
Lens - 18~105 VR for 17K

Thanx guruji, @31-33K the deal sounds nice. I already have 24-120VR and 50mm 1.8 afs lenses from F80S. I guess they will work with the D5000 body too.

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There is a lot of hulla-gulla about warranty, i personally feel its not worth spending that extra 10-15K and buying from the showroom. Some of the best deals are from the grey market. Your warranty would surely not help in case of physical damage, which is 99% of the case. And for other defects, well one good check-say 30-60min of checking before buying, and you'll know if the piece your picking up is ok or not.
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There is a lot of hulla-gulla about warranty, i personally feel its not worth spending that extra 10-15K and buying from the showroom. Some of the best deals are from the grey market. Your warranty would surely not help in case of physical damage, which is 99% of the case. And for other defects, well one good check-say 30-60min of checking before buying, and you'll know if the piece your picking up is ok or not.
That's the sole reason why i picked up the 500D with a Store warranty.. Be it a Name Sake warranty or the normal shop warranty - The 10,000 Rs. does matter., which eventually goes into buying new lenses.
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They should and they will. BTW, the 24-120VR is a very odd zoom. Is it from the Nikon stable? Though the VR means it is a Nikon, but never heard about this lens.

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Thanx guruji, @31-33K the deal sounds nice. I already have 24-120VR and 50mm 1.8 afs lenses from F80S. I guess they will work with the D5000 body too.
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Mobike, a new nikon 18-55vr will cost 7k and the non vr version is about 1k cheaper.
As for the 18-105vr , 18k and 18-135 vr - 15k, 18-70 is also around 14k me thinks.
Else you can get 18-200 vr for about 28k.
Thanks for the feedback. I reckon the Non-VR version is no longer available, correct me if its wrong. Is the VR version compatible with D40X? I am getting that for 6K.

I cannot stretch my budget till 28K even though i would love to own the 18-200 telephoto.

Between 18-105 ( 18K) and 18-135 ( 15K), whats the performance difference and why higher telephoto is cheaper?
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Mobike, 18-105 has VR, 18-135 is non-VR, hence the price difference.
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Went to Jumbo store for a Tripod, saw they receiving the stock for Canon 500D, asked the price, they said 51K, I said too costly, they said they can give more discount, I asked how much, they said 4K-5K,

I guess they can offer, 500D for 46K, how does this deal looks?

Got the 500D with kit lens, a carry bag(unbranded..sells for around 700 i supoose) and 4gb sandisk ultra sdhc for 47,500 with b+w...it was the best deal i found around a month back and involved hard bargaining with the canon dealer..so 46k seems like a really good deal
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The sigma 18-200 is available for 16K and the Tamron 18-250 for about 19-20K. There is also the Tamron 18-270 for about 25K. Though not as sharp as the Nikkors, these are quite 'bang for the buck' lenses.
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Guys, I am interested in buying a DSLR namely the Canon 500D. I am getting it for around 840$ in US (in amazon with tax) which translates to approx 41k INR. Can anyone direct me to any store in Mumbai or Pune where I can checkout the model? Also, can anyone give me insight on how much does it cost in India?

Also is there any Indian online retailer where I can check out the prices?

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The sigma 18-200 is available for 16K and the Tamron 18-250 for about 19-20K. There is also the Tamron 18-270 for about 25K. Though not as sharp as the Nikkors, these are quite 'bang for the buck' lenses.
Thanks for its pricing. Any suggestions where they are available for these prices?
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Guys, I am interested in buying a DSLR namely the Canon 500D. I am getting it for around 840$ in US (in amazon with tax) which translates to approx 41k INR. Can anyone direct me to any store in Mumbai or Pune where I can checkout the model? Also, can anyone give me insight on how much does it cost in India?

Also is there any Indian online retailer where I can check out the prices?
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