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Old 17th February 2010, 15:27   #3166
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BTW I just found this review on the net.
Olympus E-420 Review - Digital SLR Photography
Is this model suitable for me?
This model is about 2 years old, and doesn't have in-body IS. In Olympus, there are no IS lenses, unless you consider Panasonic 4/3 lenses. Right now, if you are buying Olympus, E-620 is the best, may be even compared all entry level competition. But do consider the dismal service/resale situation in India.
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Canon Service Center Bangalore is asking for 3500/- for my camera sensor cleaning. Daylight robbery!
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Old 17th February 2010, 15:40   #3168
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Right now, if you are buying Olympus, E-620 is the best, may be even compared all entry level competition. But do consider the dismal service/resale situation in India.
Considering service what would you recomend or is the E-620 still the best buy for me despite the service. After all I do want a decent camera for a beginer.
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Old 17th February 2010, 15:40   #3169
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Even if they are available here, the price wouldn't be cheap. So would make sense getting them from US.
well US price for 4X4 size lint free paper 100 pack is 10$
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Amit, Lint free paper booklets are available in India, in most of the big camera shops. They come with lens cleaning kits as well. I got one with a lens cleaning kit. There's no need to procure that alone from abroad.
How much do they cost here ?

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Canon Service Center Bangalore is asking for 3500/- for my camera sensor cleaning. Daylight robbery!

Well this makes a case to buy a sensor brush incidentally copperhill cleaning site mentions their sensor brush has bristles made in India and not china as one of the feature and that made me proud .

I do not think DSLR sensor brush has anything special apart from well cleaned nylon bristles and no flakes etc. A nylon art brush after due cleaning should work as well.
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Old 17th February 2010, 16:07   #3170
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Canon Service Center Bangalore is asking for 3500/- for my camera sensor cleaning. Daylight robbery!
huh? How come I was charged only 2500 for 1 body+2 lenses in Mumbai
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well US price for 4X4 size lint free paper 100 pack is 10$
How much do they cost here ?
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Anyway less than Rs. 500 for a cleaning kit with lint free paper.

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Canon Service Center Bangalore is asking for 3500/- for my camera sensor cleaning. Daylight robbery!
@Rudraji: Why don't you try out the sensor cleaning yourself? Rs. 3500 for sensor cleaning is daylight robbery indeed.

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Canon Service Center Bangalore is asking for 3500/- for my camera sensor cleaning. Daylight robbery!
My breath just stopped reading that figure, eventhough the camera is yours and the money is yours !!

There is a busy camera repairing shop in Sukhsagar mall (majestic), it comes on the side facing the juice counter (extra entry from the side too). I saw this guy by coincidence when I was searching for another shop. His shop is filled with film & DSLR cameras of all sizes. Its a good idea to check how much he charges for a cleaning (which I am sure would be done in few mts without any waiting).
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@Rudraji: Why don't you try out the sensor cleaning yourself?
And pay 21K again to undo the damage? He might instead spend that money to fly into Trivandrum to strangle you for suggesting it.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1213226-post489.html

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Canon Service Center Bangalore is asking for 3500/- for my camera sensor cleaning. Daylight robbery!
Umm... at some point of time they were doing this for free as an compliment or some thing.
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Umm... at some point of time they were doing this for free as an compliment or some thing.
That was during a service camp. They serviced my camera free even though it did not have an Indian warranty.
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I am also waiting for their next free service camp!
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That was during a service camp. They serviced my camera free even though it did not have an Indian warranty.
Is international warranty not honoured in India for Canon?
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Is international warranty not honoured in India for Canon?
No Canon does not offer International warranty on Consumer series neither does Nikon. For claiming the warranty you need to ship to the country of purchase.

Only Canon L series lenses have international warranty.

But good thing is that Canon service network is extensive so you can get paid service at lest.

On other hand Pentax gives unlimited international warranty but with out service center networks so if you can trust unautherized service shop you should buy.
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Considering service what would you recomend or is the E-620 still the best buy for me despite the service. After all I do want a decent camera for a beginer.
The Camera is very good, but the decision is not that simple. Because of the pathetic marketing/service of Olympus India, the Olympus dSLR ownership in India is not a simple affair. All Olympus gear have worldwide warranty, if you can find a service center.

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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.
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Only Canon L series lenses have international warranty.
Nope. I have a Japanese 500D + twin lens kit. The lenses have intl warranty - the camera has Japan warranty.
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