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Old 12th November 2009, 07:05   #2056
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Nope, E-P1 is a proper SLR where you interchange lenses like any SLR. It has in-body IS unlike Canon or Nikon offerings.
I guess the only benefit for Olympus is Zuiko lenses but then again you can use them on Canon with a mount adapter.

Don`t think E-P1 could should classified as a DSLR, since there is no mirror and optical viewfinder. To be honest, i was so happy when it was first annouced. But 30minutes in my hands and i have had enough of it.

Has anyone read upon the upcoming RICOH GXR or should i say new RICOH system. Very radical idea but lets see how it goes. It does have huge potential as in, RICOH can release a sensor later and leave for us to choose whatever kind of lens we want from any manufacturer/mount.
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Old 12th November 2009, 07:48   #2057
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Samuria Sir, the picture of baleno taken at Manipal End point is mind blowing (2971-1447.jpg).
It was shot by Rudra Sen using his 1Ds MarkII and post-processed by him. I only provided the car.

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Let me also try with my car and camra when i go to manipal
Hmm, you can't. That location is now inaccessible by car, there is a big park in that place.
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Old 12th November 2009, 10:11   #2058
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Has anyone read upon the upcoming RICOH GXR or should i say new RICOH system. Very radical idea but lets see how it goes. It does have huge potential as in, RICOH can release a sensor later and leave for us to choose whatever kind of lens we want from any manufacturer/mount.
Yes, the final iteration may have a digital back with a universal lens mount. Like a poor man's Hassy.

PS Zuiko lenses are sweet. Better VFM than Canikon.
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Old 12th November 2009, 10:26   #2059
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There are many disadvantages of buying Olympus if you are living in India.

1) Almost impossible to resell, so upgrading doesn't necessary mean selling the old body.
2) The price of the body crashes everytime a newer body is released. When they released E-30, the E3 price crashed below that of E-30, which is ridiculous.
3) No retailer is interested in your business if you want Olympus. Can't get them to call you back with the price.
4) You can't discuss your equipment with anybody, nobody has it.
5) you wont find many people to share lenses with.

One of the reasons I got a Canon was that my niece who has a lot of really nice glass uses Canon. Trust me if you walk into your son's school sports day carrying a 400/2.8, 70-200/2.8 mounted on Gitzko tripods even the "professional" photographers hired by the school make way!

The first time I did this my son's friend's parents refered to me as "Rambo"
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Old 12th November 2009, 13:23   #2060
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Hi guys,
Am going for the nikon d90 with 18-15 nikkor lens.
please all the camera gurus please do give your comments on this.
i also saw the price diffrence between the 18-105 mm and 18-135 mm is quiet large. Is it worth tat extra money or should I just be with the kit lens.

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Old 12th November 2009, 13:54   #2061
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Hi guys,
Am going for the nikon d90 with 18-15 nikkor lens.
please all the camera gurus please do give your comments on this.
i also saw the price diffrence between the 18-105 mm and 18-135 mm is quiet large. Is it worth tat extra money or should I just be with the kit lens.

regards,
Arjun
I think its good to stay with KIT lens, but let the gurus confirm.

BTW where are you buying it from, what damages to pocket?
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Old 12th November 2009, 14:30   #2062
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Hi guys,
Am going for the nikon d90 with 18-15 nikkor lens.
please all the camera gurus please do give your comments on this.
i also saw the price diffrence between the 18-105 mm and 18-135 mm is quiet large. Is it worth tat extra money or should I just be with the kit lens.

regards,
Arjun
Both of them are KIT lenses. 18-55 is a generic kit lens. 18-135mm is older kit lens that used to come with D80. 18-105mm was designed specifically for D90. 18-105 is a very good lens. Only issue i had with it was Barrel/pincushion distortions at both wide and tele. Other than that, it was a very good lens and VR worked great.

I will suggest get D90 + 18-105mm combo and if more reach is required get 55-200 later on.
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Both of them are KIT lenses. 18-55 is a generic kit lens. 18-135mm is older kit lens that used to come with D80. 18-105mm was designed specifically for D90. 18-105 is a very good lens. Only issue i had with it was Barrel/pincushion distortions at both wide and tele. Other than that, it was a very good lens and VR worked great.

I will suggest get D90 + 18-105mm combo and if more reach is required get 55-200 later on.
Thank you. Will go for it then. Am getting it from the U.S.
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Old 12th November 2009, 16:47   #2064
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@kaushik_s : party! no problem if and only if im taken to OTR in BLR (never been to any)
I can take you to a photo tour but OTR, in my Baleno? Not even in my wildest dreams

SPARKled, was going through some of the primes in wide range, but alas, the one's which are affordable(e.g 20mm f2.8) doesn't hold water in front of 16-35mm (or even 17-40mm at f4) and the one's which are drool and must haves are way beyond my reach(e.g. 24mm 1.4mm L II). So I guess I'll be going for a zoom only as of now.
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How come Olympus lenses kit lenses are14-42 mm and the standard upgrade is 40-150mm whearas Canon and Nikon have 18-55 and 50-200/250/300.

Am really surprised!
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How come Olympus lenses kit lenses are14-42 mm and the standard upgrade is 40-150mm whearas Canon and Nikon have 18-55 and 50-200/250/300.

Am really surprised!
I am not clear about your question.
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It's because of the 2x cropped sensor of Olympus. So those focal lengths are actually comparable focal lengths in 35mm terms.
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How come Olympus lenses kit lenses are14-42 mm and the standard upgrade is 40-150mm whearas Canon and Nikon have 18-55 and 50-200/250/300.

Am really surprised!
With Canon/Nikon/Pentax crop factor is 1.5x so 18-55mm becomes 27-82.5mm

With Olympus/Panasonic crop factor is 2x, so 14-42 becomes 28-84mm

Technically focal length is advertised according to 35mm film or Full Frame sensor. So when you use a Crop factor camera, you need to adjust it to your sensor.

This is one of the reasons why its harder to make UWA lenses for Crop sensors. I think 9.75mmFisheye is the widest that can be achieved on a 1.5x crop body while Full Frame body can utilize a 6.5mm Fisheye. That is over 210degrees of view But its very rare lens, rarer than Nikon 13mm f5.6

Ofcourse one will need to use it with liveview only since camera needs to be in Mirror up mode to even mount the lens.

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Hi guys,
Am going for the nikon d90 with 18-15 nikkor lens.
please all the camera gurus please do give your comments on this.
i also saw the price diffrence between the 18-105 mm and 18-135 mm is quiet large. Is it worth tat extra money or should I just be with the kit lens.

regards,
Arjun
I have the D90 with 10-108mm kit lens. I use it more often than my 50mm prime and 70-300mm zoom lens.

It is certainly a good street lens. Can do most of your job.
If you have plans to buy a zoom lens soon, stick to 18-105mm
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What is this crop sensor ??
Ive heard only about crop circles till now
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