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Old 31st December 2009, 07:04   #2641
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D40 has been super seeded for some time now. D3000 is the replacement and D3000 vs 1000D would be better suited discussion.

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So which one will you suggest for a beginner (please also consider price).
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Old 31st December 2009, 08:58   #2642
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if you want a super zoom why bother with a DSLR? You can get something like the Sony R1 (now discontinued) or the Fuji S100.
Sarkar, not mine, cousin's ! I will never buy a super duper zoom like that.

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Any one please compare the Nikon D40 and the Canon 1000D.

I am a newbie in photography so would like to go for a budget camera.
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D40 has been super seeded for some time now. D3000 is the replacement and D3000 vs 1000D would be better suited discussion.

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IF you can get a D40 with kit lens for 16-18k, I would said buy it.
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400D was replaced with 450D and then 500D. 1000D is lower on the pyramid than a 400D.

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No I don't think so. 1000D is a replacement for 400D as entry level camera as most camera review websites talk about. check out -

Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS review Cameralabs introduction

Canon EOS 1000D, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices,

and many more.
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Old 31st December 2009, 12:44   #2644
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Congrats

I think the kit lens is an 18-55 non IS lens :-)
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Where did u buy it, and how much?? the kit comes with 18-55 - and both IS and non-IS kits are available in the US... not sure about India though.

My bad guys! Yes its a 18-55 non IS lens. I got it from "Fotocircle" in Bangalore. Costed me 26k with 2 Y warranty + the usual kit contents. Never had experience with DSLRs, so its fun playing around with it. I would highly recommend it as an intro DSLR!
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Default Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro or Canon 55-250 IS?

I'm purchasing a new budget zoom lens and I'm a little bit confused here. I have two choices 1) Canon 55-250 IS and 2) Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro. Which lens would you recommend based on image quality at both wide and tele ends? Also how is the 22-250 build quality against the Sigma?

Are there any other options in the same price range?
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Canon had 400D as the beginner model and i mean the lowest one can go in Canon. Now 1000D replaces 400 AS THE LOWEST/

Successor to 400D was 450D and now 500D.

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Any of you guys use printer at home to print photos?
How much is the running cost you incur while printing photos? Like toner replacement, photo papers etc.

I print photos at Rs.5 - 6 per copy at photo studios. Getting printer at home is cheaper than this?

If not cheaper than studio printing, what other advantages does it provide?

I thought of buying a photo printer and just pondered on the above questions. Couldn't find much info online.
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If not cheaper than studio printing, what other advantages does it provide?
no it is not cheaper but in case of an emergency the home printer is available.
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On the same line, how reliable is printing-at-home compared to studios? I have a perception that the ink will fade out a lot faster than a studio print - am I right?
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I print photos at Rs.5 - 6 per copy at photo studios. Getting printer at home is cheaper than this?
I use Online Digital Photo Printing India, Send Photos to India, Personalized Gifts, Free Digital Photo Printing India - Picsquare.com for printed copies. They charge 3 rs and very convenient.
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On the same line, how reliable is printing-at-home compared to studios? I have a perception that the ink will fade out a lot faster than a studio print - am I right?
It all depends on the ink. I know few printers here use custom inks which are supposed to last well over 15yrs but again it always depends on the conditions.

Real benefit of Studio prints is Calibrated work flow. One can get similar quality prints from cheap home printers but will need to calibrate lcd and printer.

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On the same line, how reliable is printing-at-home compared to studios? I have a perception that the ink will fade out a lot faster than a studio print - am I right?
Life for photos printed with inkjet is 100 years. At least this is what the printer manufacturers boast.
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Good site rkb. Thanks for the info.
I would also suggest you to look at snapfish by HP. []Snapfish:Error Page

BTW, with shipping charges, it more or less comes to Rs.5 / print - right?
You have the convenience of ordering the prints from home though.
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Those who are looking to buy new DSLR and searching this forum desperately, here is the offer I found in eBay.

You could find cheaper deal than this. But these two are with Canon/Nikon manufacturer warranty of 2 years.

Canon 500D+18-55mm IS kit lens => Rs. 42,750
eBay India: CANON EOS 500D DSLR CAMERA WITH 18-55mm IS LENS + 4GB (item 300381812675 end time 06-Jan-2010 09:00:00 IST)

Nikon D5000+18-55 VR kit lens => Rs. 38,490
eBay India: BRAND NEW NIKON D5000 DSLR + 18-55mm VR LENS +4GB+ BAG (item 270507721972 end time 06-Jan-2010 09:00:00 IST)

There are offers for Canon 1000D and Nikon 3000D too for Rs.22390 and Rs.24590.

All the above deals are from eBay "Deal of the week". No shipping charges.
The dealer is from Delhi and Delhi guys have additional advantage of getting it directly from dealer.
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D40 has been super seeded for some time now. D3000 is the replacement and D3000 vs 1000D would be better suited discussion.

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Thats precisely why I came into this thread. I am looking to choose between these 2 (Canon 1000D and Nikon D3000).
I have been using a Canon s60 PnS till now and now want to step up to a beginner DSLR.

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