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Old 24th December 2008, 07:26   #271
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almost all canons support mirror lockup while in nikon ,it starts from d200 and up. How useful/necessary is this feature? Without it will exposures >1sec cause any visible blurring?
When camera is tripod mounted and when i do macro, i found this very useful. Otherwise i don't use it much.
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Old 24th December 2008, 11:43   #272
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i should also mention that i am mostly into portraits and that too of one subject - my son :-)
For potraits FF is much better. You need to capture a lot more fine detail and the larger sensor really helps there besides the 24-105 will also cover the traditional potrait range. With my APS-C if I ever need to shoot potraits and other co-operative subjects I'd get the 50/1.4.

In fact my wish list would be 50-150/2.8, 10-16/2.8, 20/1.8, 50/1.4 and 85/1.4 in that order. Tokina actually makes the first 2 and Canon the later 2. a 20/1.8 I assume would be unaffordable (like the 24/1.4).

Has anyone used Tokina on Canon? All the Tokina users (actually only one) I know use Nikon (given that Tokina is flooded with ex-Nikon employees).

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Seems like 5D prices have really gone thru the floor.
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All prices in USD @ amazon
50D body: 1085
17-55 lens : 850
5D body : 1870
5D + 24-105 (kit lens) : 2568
I was in shock for a minute too. I got my 40D/17-55 combo some time back (about a year ago). I'd love to compare the 40/50D with a 17-55/2.8 in low light against a 5D with a 24-105/4 or 24-70/2.8. Yes we all know that at this level it is the nut behind the camera that is the limiting factor still it would be nice to kow what a competent nut could do with both of these combos.

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Old 24th December 2008, 15:03   #273
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I bought the Sony A200K for 1999 AED bundled with a 18-70 mm zoom lens kit, carry bag, 4 GB card in Dubai yesterday.
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Old 24th December 2008, 15:33   #274
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Has anyone used Tokina on Canon? All the Tokina users (actually only one) I know use Nikon (given that Tokina is flooded with ex-Nikon employees).

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Yup, I had used tokina on Canon though it was not a high end lens but was quite sharp for the price range. I also know one of my friend(he is a member here also) who used Tokina 12-24mm and got really good results.
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Old 25th December 2008, 09:01   #275
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I recently bought a Nikon D90 18-105 VR KIT (with warranty/bill) for around 60K. Along with bought a Manfrotto 190X Pro Tripod. Must say the D90 has lived up to my expectation and is a all round star. More after my outdoor photography adventure this weekend.

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Price in Sg dollars.

33k for D80 + 18-135 VR.

Will update more by tomorrow.
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Old 30th December 2008, 02:20   #277
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Recession be damned.
I finally decided to get me the canon 450D with kit lens of EFS 18-55 IS and EFS 55-250 IS.

Here are a couple of pics from the cam

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EDIT: FYI, i got the above config, with a 4GB card, a hood, a bag and couple of cheap filters (which i have taken off and dont intend to use ever) for just under 50K from Jayesh of FotoCircle. Only the 55-250 is with b&w.

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Congrats Amitoj! Enjoy your new Camera!
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Congrats Luky_13 and Amitoj!

Wish I could also damn the recession
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Thanks guys.

Also thanks to all those who gave their valuable inputs regarding which camera to go for.
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Amitoj - Mein gott. Lovely. Congrats.

Its pioneers like you who'll bring the world out of recession, while perennial gearlust-ers like me will keep postponing the purchase year on year :(
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Congrats Amitoj, I hope you did attend that photography course by Sudhir Shivaraman so that you can make the best use of your equipment.
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Amitoj - Mein gott. Lovely. Congrats.

Its pioneers like you who'll bring the world out of recession, while perennial gearlust-ers like me will keep postponing the purchase year on year :(
Hehe. Just doing my bit to boost consumer confidence. You should too!

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Congrats Amitoj, I hope you did attend that photography course by Sudhir Shivaraman so that you can make the best use of your equipment.
Yeah that was a very informative course! I attended it last month. Thanks for the link that you gave me.

There is a portrait photography workshop being organised sometime in jan or feb. Might go for that too. Hope to get a good idea about DOF and lighting, atleast.
EDIT: This workshop is being conducted by Mr Prem Mutu and organised by members of BPC.

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This New Year I have decided to upgrade from P&S camera to DSLR. Presently I am using a Sony DSC650 in Kuwait & when in India I use my sister's Sony DSCH5. I have shortlisted these 3 cameras for purchase.

1) Canon EOS 1000D
Price - around 250 KD (43000 INR)

2) Nikon D60
Price - around 250 KD (43000 INR)

3) Sony A200
Price - don't know yet, but suspect it is similarly priced

Canon has live view but no spot metering. Sony & Nikon has spot metering, but no live views. All the other features seem to be evenly matched (courtesy dpreview). I have already checked out both Canon & Nikon & on the lookout for Sony.

Which camera do I go for? My budget is around 250 KD (43000 INR). And also can anyone provide the current prices of the above models in India? Also any other cameras I should take a look in this price range? Pl. give your valuable advises.

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Hey Amit,

I have seen these ads in photography mags and also BPC forum, but not sure how much exactly do you learn there? Is it really the pro who tell you all from basics to angles to accessories to post-processing. Do they really go in-depth or is it just a beginners like course?

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Yeah that was a very informative course! I attended it last month. Thanks for the link that you gave me.

There is a portrait photography workshop being organised sometime in jan or feb. Might go for that too. Hope to get a good idea about DOF and lighting, atleast.
EDIT: This workshop is being conducted by Mr Prem Mutu and organised by members of BPC.
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