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Old 7th December 2009, 18:57   #2461
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No, it is not a dSLR. Any prize for making such a difficult guess at first attempt?
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Old 8th December 2009, 23:33   #2462
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Guys, I am planning to buy either a Nikon D5000 or a Canon Rebel T1i. Which one should I go for?
There were Canon 500D available on ebay (with warranty and bill) for 35k. I got mine from the US (T1i) and its indeed a good buy. I upgraded myself from SD890 to 500D.
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Old 9th December 2009, 00:44   #2463
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Dear All;

I have decided (almost) on Canon 500D with kit lens as my first DSLR.
The price offered here in Noida are:
1) Approx 49 K with Bill and warranty
2) Approx 36 K without bill (They will source it from Chandani Chowk area)
The quote I got here in bangalore is 44k with official canon 2 years warranty. Applying the same price difference as above, would the price without bill and warranty be 31k here then? If so, why buy from US if you get it cheaper here considering the US warranty is not valid here.

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Old 9th December 2009, 10:43   #2464
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If so, why buy from US if you get it cheaper here considering the US warranty is not valid here.
Very true, find a reliable Grey market source and enjoy. I did the same and am happy. Hunt for lenses later
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Old 9th December 2009, 11:05   #2465
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Folks, i am getting a new 18mm-55mm Nikkor VR lens that comes as kit lens on D60 for Rs.3500?

Is it a good deal?
yep its a good deal errr an excellent one!!! BTW, is it a new one or a used?

Is it the same source which offered you the sigma 70-300 APO for 7k??
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Old 9th December 2009, 11:17   #2466
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Very true, find a reliable Grey market source and enjoy. I did the same and am happy. Hunt for lenses later
@rkbharat; Can you pls point me towards a reliable Grey market source.
Thanks in advance
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Pritam would do just fine- else with nikons you can pickup from anyone in chandni chowk
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yep its a good deal errr an excellent one!!! BTW, is it a new one or a used?

Is it the same source which offered you the sigma 70-300 APO for 7k??
I mentioned in my post its a NEW one. Yes, its the same guy but unfortunately he doesnt have any Sigma's in stock

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Pritam would do just fine- else with nikons you can pickup from anyone in chandni chowk
Can you point to some reliable shop in Chandi Chowk where i can pick up Sigma 70mm-300mm APO DG Macro? Contact info would be a super help !
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Old 9th December 2009, 14:45   #2469
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this is the best deal in Japan, very reliable site, I myself bought stuff from this site. Though you will need a little Japanese language help,

i.com - CANON EOS Kiss X3 _uY[Lbg ir
Does the 2 lens kit above come with a DSLR carry bag and/or memory card?

Also, will it be branded KISS?

The same thing is available at Amazon Japan for the same price.
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I mentioned in my post its a NEW one. Yes, its the same guy but unfortunately he doesnt have any Sigma's in stock...
Thats excellent, pick it up, pick it up!!

BTW, when you are there just find out any such deals on the kit lens for Olympus E510 or Canon XSi. And any deals on canon 400mm prime.

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Does the 2 lens kit above come with a DSLR carry bag and/or memory card?

Also, will it be branded KISS?

The same thing is available at Amazon Japan for the same price.
I seriously doubt. The price is too good to be true for just the cam and lens itself. The quote I am getting here is 44k for the 500d kit (18-55) and another 13k for the telephoto (including warranty). Also, this telephoto doesn't seem to have great reviews either.

The EOS 500D in the Japanese market is known as Kiss X3 Digital. Maybe the box will say so, not sure about the body.

Can you give the amazon link? Is it in Japanese as well?
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I seriously doubt. The price is too good to be true for just the cam and lens itself. The quote I am getting here is 44k for the 500d kit (18-55) and another 13k for the telephoto (including warranty). Also, this telephoto doesn't seem to have great reviews either.

The EOS 500D in the Japanese market is known as Kiss X3 Digital. Maybe the box will say so, not sure about the body.

Can you give the amazon link? Is it in Japanese as well?
The telephoto has some decent user reviews on Amazon USA. It is infact the best selling (or second best to the 50mm F1.8) lens across the range of DSLR lenses.

Half Japanese, half English. If it is in all Japanese, go to amazon.co.jp and click on "In English" to the top-right, then search for kiss x3.

Amazon.co.jp: Canon デジタル一眼&# x30EC;フカメラ Kiss X3 ダブルズーム&# x30AD;ット KISSX3-WKIT: 家電・カメ
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There were Canon 500D available on ebay (with warranty and bill) for 35k. I got mine from the US (T1i) and its indeed a good buy. I upgraded myself from SD890 to 500D.
It's available in amazon.com for around $700(with the kit lens), which I think is a fairly good price. I have few questions and would appreciate if you or anyone else who has T1i could answer them.
May I know what made you choose T1i over Nikon D5000 and how is the build quality?
Since the video file size is HUGE, do you have any software that reduces the size or do you shoot in 720(30fps) instead of 1020(20fps).
Have you tried playing it on HDTV? Could you do that using any hard drive(once the video is copied onto it) or is it that you have to copy it back to the SD card and play it via the camera. Hope I'm getting my point across. That's what I've read online. Would be great if you or anyone else could throw some light on it. Thanks.
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I have the Kiss X3 - the body says so
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It's available in amazon.com for around $700(with the kit lens), which I think is a fairly good price. I have few questions and would appreciate if you or anyone else who has T1i could answer them.
May I know what made you choose T1i over Nikon D5000 and how is the build quality?
Since the video file size is HUGE, do you have any software that reduces the size or do you shoot in 720(30fps) instead of 1020(20fps).
Have you tried playing it on HDTV? Could you do that using any hard drive(once the video is copied onto it) or is it that you have to copy it back to the SD card and play it via the camera. Hope I'm getting my point across. That's what I've read online. Would be great if you or anyone else could throw some light on it. Thanks.

I know I am so getting into trouble by saying this, but a very experienced photographer & Nikon user told me a couple of days back that don't even compare the 500D with D5000. Either pickup the 500D or stretch my budget to the D90. One disadvantage of the D5000 that I can think of is no support of in-body AF.

Regarding the file size, any size reduction would result in a loss of quality. You shoot in 1080 for a reason, and don't really bother about the size. Anyways, storage is cheap these days.

Also, if your player supports that format, it doesn't matter if the video file is in the hard disk or SD card. I don't know what is the file format used by 500D and hence with players support that format. But, you can easily convert the files to the required format in a PC.

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