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Old 6th April 2010, 16:21   #3481
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Did that already . I went up to an extent where i nearly sold him my alpha . Finally i know he got all excited to see his AF lens working on my Alpha,
Ooops... mistake! you shouldn't have taken the Alpha anywhere near him.

Now I'll give you an idea - call him up and tell him that the AF motor in your camera body was blown because you mounted the Minolta lens, also tell him that you got to know later from experts that a Minolta lens can blow up the motor in the Alpha body - I hope that's it, he will have second thoughts buying an Alpha.

If idea of 'blown up motor' is too much, at least say that the AF gears inside Alpha body is slipping because of damages caused due to extra load in focusing the Minolta lens.

For others here: None of this is actually true. I've been using Minolta lens in my alpha and there is absolutely no issues with AF.

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Old 6th April 2010, 17:57   #3482
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O.T Friend You are confusing two Kaushik's at a time me akaushik who suggested you for delhi..
Too many kaushiks around here at Team-BHP ;-)

BTW, this is the scanner I was referring(not sure about the version) Dimage Scan Dual II | KONICA MINOLTA, but as feared, it's a discontinued model :-(. And it seems like they no longer have any current scanner models now.
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Old 7th April 2010, 10:32   #3483
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Guys i am looking for an SLR and my budget is around 20k.

I got this following offer from ebay. it say canon 1000D for rs. 20,850/-

Shall i go for it ?

here's the link to it.

eBay India: Canon EOS-1000D + 18-55mm Lens + 2 Years Mfr Warranty (item 150430761045 end time 12-Apr-2010 11:00:16 IST)

If not the above, Please suggest a good cam in 20 k price range.

I am also looking at Nikon D3000.

Please pour in with ur advice since i have to make a quick decision.

Abbas.
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Old 7th April 2010, 10:34   #3484
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After 20 days of placing the order, I now have the Tamron 10-24 from the Smartshoppers guys.
Packing was great, it came in original box with hood.
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Old 7th April 2010, 11:16   #3485
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Just a word of advice. Test the lens for image quality on the RHS and the LHS of the frame. I know many people including myself who had a problem with the left side noticeably inferior to the RHS of the image. If you get a good copy its an excellent lens.
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Old 7th April 2010, 11:18   #3486
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Thanks fill do some detailed tests and see!
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Old 7th April 2010, 12:17   #3487
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Wanted to help a friend.
He is looking for a DSLR under 30k.
Olympus E450 24k
Olympus E520 28k
Canon 1000D 22k
Nikon D3000 27k

Which one would be good for Landscape and occational birding. He is thinking of going for zoom xx-300mm also.
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After 20 days of placing the order, I now have the Tamron 10-24 from the Smartshoppers guys.
Packing was great, it came in original box with hood.
Time to celebrate !!! Curiously waiting to see some shots with that. Please post the link here, so that we dont have to go all day searching.

My wait for the sigma 17-70 (OS HSM version) is like an unending process, as the lens is not yet available in India. My neighbour came back from his 1 week US trip last night, sadly the camera outlets were closed due to Easter break, I am unlucky. Gurus, please suggest some alternatives to fill the 10-70 area (for Nikon D60)! Thanks.
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Wanted to help a friend.
He is looking for a DSLR under 30k.
Olympus E450 24k
Olympus E520 28k
Canon 1000D 22k
Nikon D3000 27k

Which one would be good for Landscape and occational birding. He is thinking of going for zoom xx-300mm also.
None of the above comes with xx-300zoom.

Under 30 K there is only one choice with 55-300 mm zoom that is Pentax - Kx dual lens kit. Well it is not costly but an excellent choice.

If you are able to get it from abroad.

The only downside is lack of support which is there with Olympus also.
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Too many kaushiks around here at Team-BHP ;-)
Yes too many on this thread actually. Increase the count by one the K in my id is the surname Kaushik.
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Abbas
I am not sure if any one bought from e-bay India or that seller.But ask yourself,why he is offering at such low price?
I am not sure too,about that seller,I too got email from e-bay last week for that. I guess that lens is not IS one.

@tsk1979
Amazing Piece man.Waiting for the results Hoping for the best.

@SPARKled
Thats horrible mate.Did they replaced the unit? If you have time please post a test photograph.

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After 20 days of placing the order, I now have the Tamron 10-24 from the Smartshoppers guys.
Packing was great, it came in original box with hood.

Just a dumb Q, I do not see any VC, OS, VR in most of the wide angle lenses, like this tamron is not VC.

Does that mean we really do not need VC at wide angles?
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Abbas - There are some ebay discount coupons which give a 10% (max Rs 1000) discount. Just register at ebay.in and you will get them to your email address after a few days. Will reduce the price of the 1000D even more.

Tanveer - do post some pics today with your new wide-angle lens.
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Abbas
I am not sure if any one bought from e-bay India or that seller.But ask yourself,why he is offering at such low price?
I am not sure too,about that seller,I too got email from e-bay last week for that. I guess that lens is not IS one.

@tsk1979
Amazing Piece man.Waiting for the results Hoping for the best.

@SPARKled
Thats horrible mate.Did they replaced the unit? If you have time please post a test photograph.

No I don't. I had purchased the lens from KEH when I was in the USA. They have an excellent return policy and they took it without any questions asked. I bought a used 180 2.8D instead of the refund and got a 12-24 Tokina to cover my wide angle needs. Tamron and Sigma are pretty notorious when it comes to sample variation and I would advise anyone buying these to test their lenses before accepting them.

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Just a dumb Q, I do not see any VC, OS, VR in most of the wide angle lenses, like this tamron is not VC. Does that mean we really do not need VC at wide angles?
A normal person needs VR, IS, OS or VC in most lenses. Tanveer has mastered the art of keeping himself steady even in a moving bus !!
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